New York & Westchester Product Liability Lawyer
In New York, consumers are protected by state and federal laws that are designed to ensure the products they buy are safe. These laws require manufacturers, designers, and distributors to provide products that do not pose an unreasonable risk of injury or illness. Despite these laws, many individuals are injured by dangerous or defective products every year. If you were harmed or your property has been damaged as a result of a poorly designed or manufactured product, you may be entitled to compensation.
The law office of Michael LoGiudice helps victims who have been injured by a variety of defective consumer products, including:
- Automobile products
- Children’s toys
- Household appliances and furniture
- Medical devices
- Pharmaceutical products
Elements of a Product Liability Lawsuit
While state and federal laws establish safety standards for a wide range of products, defective items still enter the marketplace. Generally, product liability cases arise for the following reasons:
- Design Defects – Unresolved flaws in the design phase of a product can adversely impact the manufacturing process, rendering all of the products defective. Consumers can be injured even if the product was being used for its intended purpose.
- Manufacturing Defects – When a defect occurs as the product is being manufactured or assembled, items can leave a factory with missing or defective parts, causing significant injuries to consumers. Because manufacturing defects are relatively easy to identify, many product liability cases are based on these flaws.
- Lack of Warning/Incorrect Advertising – There are strict state and federal standards requiring products to have instructions about their proper use or adequate warnings about potential dangers. Product liability claims are often based on the failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions.
Proving a Product Liability Lawsuit
The fact that your injury may have been caused by a dangerous product is not necessarily grounds for a lawsuit. In order to have a valid claim, you must demonstrate that there is a direct link between your physical injuries and the defective product. You must also show that the manufacturer failed in its duty to warn you of a risk, or that you were using the product as intended and were injured nonetheless.
Dedicated Westchester Product Liability Attorney
At the law office of Michael LoGiudice, we believe that no one should be forced to suffer due to a personal injury caused by a defective product. We have the legal skills and resources that are necessary to hold manufacturers, designers, and distributors accountable.
By collaborating with a network of design experts and engineers, and relying on their testimony, we can build a case that will lead to a successful outcome. Although many of these cases are settled through negotiation with insurance companies, a lawsuit may be necessary if the insurer fails to offer the full value of your claim.
We believe the products you buy should be safe and will perform their intended purpose. We routinely handle cases where injuries have occurred due to design defects, manufacturer defects or because of inadequate labeling that failed to provide safety instructions or warnings.
If you have been injured as the result of a defective or dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, property damage and pain and suffering. If a loved one died as a result of injuries caused by a defective product, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Call our office or fill out a contact form today for a free consultation.
The law office of Michael LoGiudice represents clients in the greater New York area including Westchester, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Rockland County, and Brewster.