Brooklyn Products Liability Attorney
Being injured by an exploding phone or a dangerous blender sounds like something that they talk about on the news, but that never actually happens to real people. If you have experienced an injury from a dangerous product, you know all too well the risks these dangers can pose. Know that you are not alone. The products liability attorneys at Sullivan and Galleshaw have helped numerous victims of defective and dangerous products get compensation for their injuries in Brooklyn, and may be able to help you, too.
If you or a loved one was injured by a dangerous product or a defective product, you might be entitled to substantial compensation. There may be compensation available to pay for medical bills, lost wages if you had to miss work, and for your pain and suffering. For a free consultation on your case, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sullivan and Galleshaw today.
Dangerous and Defective Product Injury Cases
When you purchase a product, you expect it to work. At the very least, you never expect that using it correctly will end in injury for you or a loved one. Unfortunately, many manufacturers let dangerous designs and defective products go to market without understanding the risks that their products might cause. There are three general types of products liability cases you may be entitled to compensation for:
Design Defect Cases
When a manufacturer creates a product that has a flaw in its design, it may be unsafe for consumers. Things like a short in the wiring design, choosing weak materials, or choosing unstable chemicals in their batteries can cause terrible injuries. These products may go to stores before the manufacturers realize the design flaw injuring innocent victims.
To prove a case of design defect, you need to show that the design of the product that injured you was unsafe, and that an alternative, safer design would not have been any more expensive to produce. This may require hiring experts like engineers and other manufacturers to examine the product and explain to a jury how the product could have been safer. You can prove a case like this using any product from the same line of products, since they share the same defective design.
Manufacturing Defect Cases
When a product’s design is okay, there can still be individual items that come off the assembly line with defects. These are called manufacturing defects, and refer to cases where the item you received deviated from the intended design. When manufacturers swap materials for cheaper options, incorrectly fasten pieces together, or forget screws, the products can become unsafe.
Proving this kind of case usually requires preserving the specific item that harmed you in order to demonstrate how it deviated from the intended design. It may also mean hiring experts to explain what went wrong in the manufacturing process.
Failure to Warn Cases
When a product is inherently dangerous, manufacturers might not be able to do anything to make it safer. Things like knives, power tools, and lawnmowers are dangerous, but sometimes warning labels are all it takes to keep users safer. If a manufacturer fails to warn of inherent dangers, dangerous areas for use, or improper uses for the device, people can get hurt. This may be sufficient grounds to take the manufacturer to court.
Defective Product Injury Compensation
In general, New York law allows you to receive compensation for harm you face because of someone else’s negligence. If you are injured by a defective or dangerous product, you might be entitled to compensation. This includes economic harms, like expensive medical bills and paychecks that you miss while recovering from your injuries. It can also include things you cannot put a price tag on, such as physical pain and mental suffering, or the loss of a loved one.
All kinds of products can be defective and cause serious injuries. Household appliances like blenders or toasters, electronics like cell phones and tablets, children’s toys like the Hoverboard, or even cars and trucks can have dangerous defects.
New York’s laws are very friendly toward injury victims. Even if you were partially responsible for your injuries, you can receive damages that correspond to how much harm the other party did. Moreover, there are no legal limitations, called “caps,” on the damages you can receive for your pain and suffering.
New York City Product Liability Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, talk to an attorney. You may have deadlines to file your case, so call right away. The Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Sullivan and Galleshaw may be able to help you file your case and get you the compensation you deserve. Call today for a free consultation, at (718) 843-0300.