In the state of New York, all manufacturers are required to make sure that their products are reasonably safe for consumers when used properly. Unfortunately, not all manufacturers follow this rule. When products are defective or dangerous, unsuspecting consumers may be injured. Although no amount of money can completely erase the experience of being injured by a defective product, you may be able to recover compensation from the manufacturer responsible for the incident.
Types of Product Liability Cases
Three main types of product liability cases exist: defective design cases, manufacturing flaw cases and failure to warn cases.
Defective Product Design
In a defective product design case, the injury occurs because the manufacturer’s design of the product included a flaw that made the product dangerous when used properly. In such cases, you must be able to show that a reasonable manufacturer would have known that the product’s design was unsafe.
In cases involving manufacturing flaws, the product’s design isn’t unsafe. Instead, a problem occurred during the manufacturing process that led to the release of a defective product that caused your injuries. Manufacturers are required by law to inspect products for defects and repair or destroy defective products. If the manufacturer releases a defective product for sale and you are injured as a result, you may be able to file a product liability claim.
Manufacturer’s Failure to Warn
In some cases, a product is designed and manufactured properly but still includes certain safety hazards. Under New York law, manufacturers are required to label these products with a clear warning to protect consumers. If a manufacturer fails to include this label and you are injured while using the product, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact a New York Attorney
Product liability cases are some of the most complicated personal injury lawsuits. For this reason, hiring an experienced attorney is essential. If you have been injured because of a defective or dangerous product, the attorneys at the Carey Firm, LLC will be happy to help you understand how the law applies in your case and take the necessary steps to recover compensation. Please call the office today to learn more or to schedule a consultation. We serve clients throughout Erie County, Niagara County and Orleans County.