When we go out and buy something, we don’t usually expect to become injured as a result. There is a long process that goes into creating a product, and it is usually safe to assume that this product has been properly designed, created, tested, and marketed. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, you may be entitled to compensation. Read on to learn more about product liability lawsuits in New York.
What is a Product Liability Lawsuit?
A product liability lawsuit can occur when a product does not work the way it should and a person is injured as a result. Sometimes, these cases can be complex because it may be difficult to pin down the responsible party. For this reason, it is a good idea to keep the product that caused the injury. Below you will find the different ways a manufacturer can be held responsible in a product liability lawsuit.
Who Can Be Held Responsible in a Product Liability Lawsuit?
When it comes to a product liability lawsuit, there are 3 main reasons someone may be held responsible
- Negligent Design: This can occur when a product is not designed with safety in mind. If this is the case, it can be easy for someone using the product to become injured. If negligent design is found to be the cause of the injury, the product designer may be held responsible.
- Failure to Warn: It is important for customers to know the details of their products and how to use them. If a manufacturer designs a product and fails to include proper warnings or instructions, and this results in injury, they may be held responsible.
- Negligent Manufacturing: Sometimes, a manufacturer will attempt to save time and money by disregarding steps of the process. If you have been injured because a manufacturer either intentionally or unintentionally ignored steps of the original blueprint, they may be held responsible.
These lawsuits can be difficult because your attorney will have to prove negligence, so it is important to have strong legal support.
What is the Statute of Limitations in New York?
In New York, the statute of limitations of a product liability case is three years from the date of the injury. If you wait too long to take legal action, you may lose your chance to recover compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, contact us today.
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