New York Manufacturers Defect
A New York Manufacturer’s Defect Lawyer will tell you that in today’s consumer driven society, injuries from a Manufacturer’s Defect is not uncommon. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that last year, there were 29 million injuries and 22,000 deaths caused by consumer products last year alone. A Manufacturer’s Defect can arise from any type of consumer product, including food, medication, cars, medical supplies and much more. A Manufacturer’s Defect can cause serious injuries such as a Broken Bone, back injury, and even Wrongful Death. If you have been injured due to a manufacturer’s defect in a product, contact a New York Manufacturer’s Defect Lawyer from our firm for guidance. You may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
Manufacturers have the duty to design and produce products that are safe for the consumer. The have the duty to warn the consumer of any potential problems when using the product as well. A product is considered defective when it is determined to be unreasonably dangerous to the average consumer.
These types of cases are often referred to as product liability cases. It will be necessary to prove that the product responsible for your injuries was defective in some way, which made the product dangerous. Three types of defects include:
- Manufacturing Defects: Where the defect is a result of the manufacturing process;
- Design Defects: In this instance, the product is defective in its design and renders the product unsafe;
- Marketing Defects: This refers to the lack of proper instructions for using the product, which causes the product to be unsafe.
In these types of cases, the liability for the defective product can lie with several different parties including the manufacturer, the wholesaler of the component parts, and the store where the product was sold. In these types of claims, it the injured party will need to prove that negligence was present and contributed to the accident or injury.
If you have been injured by a product that is believed to have a Manufacturer’s Defect, contact the Stephen Bilkis and Associates for advice. A New York Manufacturer’s Defect Lawyer from our team can advise you of your rights and provide you with a free consultation. We have offices located throughout New York for your convenience, including offices in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island, and Westchester County. In New York City, we have locations in Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Call us today at 800.696.9529.