Consumers often have trust in the products that they are buying. Unfortunately, sometimes a product may not be safe and can cause injury. If you were injured as a result of a defective product, you may have a viable product liability claim. Contact The Law Offices of George Poulos today to get started on your case. Our skilled New York personal injury attorneys are dedicated to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
What is product liability in New York?
All companies are obligated to make sure that their products are safe to use before they are released on the market. This is known as product liability and if a company fails to do this, and a consumer is injured as a result of a defective product, the company may be held liable for the injuries.
What are the different ways an individual can be injured due to a defective product?
There are three main ways an individual can be injured due to a product and claims that can be brought to New York court. They include the following:
- Design defect: If a product’s design creates injuries because the designer did not consider a consumer’s safety when designing it, a consumer can be injured as a result. In order to have a successful outcome, the injured must provide a safer and economically feasible alternative design that could have been used.
- Manufacturer defect: This applies to a situation where a manufacturer does not follow protocol when creating a product, resulting in a consumer injury. In order to have a successful case, the injured must prove that the protocol was not followed when creating the product.
- Failure to warn: If a company does not implement proper warning labels for products that can cause injuries if used improperly, they may be held responsible for failure to warn. It is important not to dispose of the defective product because it can be used as evidence in court.
How long do I have to file a product liability claim?
In the state of New York, individuals will have three years from the date of their accident to file their personal injury claim. This means that if you fail to file your product liability claim within three years from the date of your injury, you will lose the opportunity to recover the compensation award that you rightfully deserve.
Do not wait to call our firm to get started on your product liability case. Our personal injury attorneys have years of experience and can ensure you are promptly meeting all of your deadlines.
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The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.