Defective Product Attorneys in Manhattan
We trust that products we can purchase in a store are safe for use. Whether we buy products for the home or work, we should be able to trust that we will not be harmed when properly using the product. Unfortunately, this is not always true, and people are hurt by products regularly. The companies that make these products are responsible for ensuring that everything they sell to the public is safe for consumer use. When a product is not safe and causes a consumer to become injured, the company may be held responsible. This often results in a product liability case. Product defects can happen to any product ranging from the simplest of household goods to the most complex automobile products. If you need an attorney who will help you find justice after being injured by a defective product, contact Swerling Law.
Types of Product Liability Cases
Product liability cases can vary depending on the circumstances of the case. A unifying theme of a product liability case is the need to prove one’s case. Simply put, the success of a case depends greatly on the ability to demonstrate evidence of negligence. This is called the burden of proof, a legal standard that must be met by the attorneys of the plaintiff. The main types of product liability cases are:
- Design defects: Design defects occur when an individual who actually designed the product was negligent and did not take the necessary steps to ensure that the product was safe for consumers. Proving negligence usually entails uncovering a safer yet equally practical way to design the product.
- Manufacturing defects: Manufacturer defects occur when someone who was involved in the actual creation of the physical product strayed from the design and this negligence caused the product to become unsafe.
- Failure to warn: Instructions and warnings on labels are very important parts of any product. When a company fails to warn consumers about a potential danger associated with using a product incorrectly, the consumer may become seriously injured.
After an Accident
When an individual is injured by a defective product, they often want to get rid of it. However, the product itself is very important to hold onto because it serves as the best piece of evidence. With the help of your attorney and a team of experts in the product’s field, it will be possible to assess the product and determine exactly what the issue was. If the issue presents itself, the team of experts can determine whether this is an issue that is impacting many other consumers who purchased the same product.
Contact a NYC Product Liability Attorney
If you have been seriously injured because of a product defect, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney who can assess your case, guide you through your legal options, uncover the negligent parties, and hold them accountable. You can count on Swerling Law to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact Swerling Law today for a consultation.