If you or your loved one have been injured by a defective product, you may be thinking about suing for damages. A Queens product liability attorney from our firm can help you do that. We have decades of experience pursuing cases just like yours, and we are ready to help you and your family fight for the compensation that you deserve.

When Can I File a Lawsuit Over a Defective Product?

When you sue over a defective product, you need to show a few things. You must have:

  • Proof of injury
  • Proof of defect
  • A link between that injury and defect
  • Evidence of proper product use

When you can show all of this, you are showing the company that manufactured the product that their product was the issue. You were injured despite using the product as it was meant to be used. There is a defect in the product. That defect caused your injury.

Do I Need to Own the Defective Product?

You actually do not need to own the defective product to sue for damages. If the product hurt you or a loved one in any way, you may still have a suit against the manufacturer. Good examples of this include defective lawn equipment that ends up hurting a neighbor or a faulty vehicle component that ends up causing an accident and injuries. Tell our lawyers about your situation and we will let you know what kind of legal action is possible.

What Are Common Product Liability Claims?

Generally, the types of product liability claims can be broken down into three categories. You have:

Manufacturing defects: The defective product was not made correctly.

Design defects: The product was made as intended, but the design itself was flawed.

Marketing defects: The packaging, instructions, or marketing for the product did not properly convey the risks associated with the product. A good example of this is if a product should have a warning label to keep away from water. Not having that label is a defect and could cause someone harm.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Sue Over a Defective Product?

You are not required to hire a lawyer when suing over a defective product, but an attorney from our firm can do a lot to help you and your family. We will strive to:

  • Fight for fair compensation
  • Hold all liable parties accountable
  • Gather evidence needed to make your case
  • Handle all communications on your behalf
  • Field compensation offers
  • Answer any of your questions

Talk to Our Legal Team

If you are thinking about pursuing damages in a product liability case, do not go it alone. Contact the Law Offices of George Poulos and set up a consultation today. We would love to discuss your case in person and tell you more about how we can be of assistance.