Product Liability Lawyer New York City

New York City Product Liability Lawyer

We see countless injuries due to defective products every single year. Unfortunately, many of these injuries have lasting impacts on those who’ve sustained them, which is why anyone hurt due to a defective product should turn to a knowledgeable and skilled Product Liability Lawyer New York City who can help them fight for the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled. Contact Mirza Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our dedicated legal team.

Product Liability Lawyer | Here to Represent Injured Consumers in NYC

Product liability cases are notoriously complex. Bringing injury lawsuits against large companies is never an easy task, which is why if you’ve been hurt, you need a New York City injury lawyer who can effectively handle the challenge. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Our firm has significant experience representing those who’ve been harmed by defective products, and we’re prepared to put that experience to work for you.

Product Liability Claims

There are three primary grounds on which a person can bring a product liability claim. Those grounds are negligence, breach of warranty, and strict product liability. To win a product liability claim based on negligence, you will have to prove that the product designer/manufacturer either knew or should have known of the product defect and that you were hurt as a result. Some of the most common types of negligence when it comes to product liability claims are as follows:

  • Dangerous Product Design: The first step in creating a product is, of course, designing it. Product designers are responsible for ensuring that their products are safe to use. When a product designer does not account for consumer safety and someone is hurt because of the product’s inherently unsafe design, they should have a valid product liability claim.
  • Negligent Product Manufacturer: A negligent product manufacturer can quickly turn a safe product into an unsafe one. Manufacturers who failed to use reasonable care in manufacturing their products and who divert from safe product blueprints, thereby causing those products to become unsafe, should be held accountable for any injuries caused by those products.
  • Failure to Warn: Products that can potentially pose dangers to consumers when improperly used should always come with adequate warnings and/or instructions on how to properly use the product. Power tools are a great example of products that should always come with adequate warnings and instructions on how to correctly use them.

That said, in other cases, such as when bringing a strict product liability claim, you won’t even have to prove negligence; you’ll only need to prove that the product contained a defect and that you were hurt as a result. On the other hand, if you’re looking to bring a claim for breach of warranty, you’ll have to prove that the manufacturer guaranteed something about the product in a contract that is untrue or inaccurate and that you were injured because of it.

Recovering Compensation for a Defective Product Injury

To win a negligence-based product liability claim, we must prove that the manufacturer breached their duty of care to account for consumer safety, that the breach of care was the direct result of the harm you sustained, and that you incurred real, compensable damages as a result. For strict product liability claims, fortunately, we do not need to prove a manufacturer’s breach of duty or negligence. If we win your claim, we should recover financial compensation to help offset some of the financial and non-financial burdens you’ve incurred. While you may be compensated for lost wages and medical bills, injuries often go beyond the monetary aspect, and you should be compensated accordingly. For example, you may receive compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Statute of Limitations

After sustaining an injury due to a defective product, you should file your claim as soon as you can. In New York State, there is a three-year statute of limitations in place when it comes to product liability claims, meaning you’ll have to file your claim within three years of the date your accident occurred, or within three years of the date that you discovered your injury.

Contact a Product Liability Attorney Today

Anyone hurt by a defective product should make it a point to seek competent legal counsel as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to recover the compensation you need to get your life back. Mirza Law is here to help you today. Contact us to schedule your free initial consultation with our compassionate and seasoned legal team.

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