If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product — whether it be an appliance, piece of equipment, or food/beverage — you will need to understand how product liability claims work in New York State. Contact the experienced Buffalo personal injury lawyers at Chiacchia & Fleming today to schedule a free consultation and get started on your case.
Product Liability Claims | Negligence
The sellers and manufacturers of products have a duty to make efforts to see that their products are safe for the use for which they were intended. If a product with a design or manufacturing defect causes injury to a person, the injured person may raise a product liability claim. The product’s designer, manufacturer, and wholesaler are all potentially at fault in cases such as these, and claims can be made based on defects in a product’s design, assembly, or marketing.
Product Liability Claims | Defective Products
The list of products for which product liability claims can be successful is as endless as the list of products that are placed into the stream of commerce. Consumers can file claims for defective automobiles, toys, medicines, lawnmowers, food products, and many more goods. Products that are inherently unsafe may fall into a legal gray area at times, but failure on the part of the manufacturer to provide adequate safety warnings can nevertheless be the basis for a claim.
Product Liability Claims | Building a Successful Case
There is a precedent that plaintiffs in product liability cases must prove that the defect was the responsibility of the manufacturer rather than the result of the plaintiffs’ negligence. However, plaintiffs may be protected if they argue that the defective product was not due to the manufacturer’s negligence—essentially proposing a “no-fault” situation. Regardless, if you have been injured, you are eligible to file a product liability claim, and our office can provide the guidance you need.
Product Liability Claims | Contact Our Experienced Attorneys Today
If you have been injured as the result of a defective product, contact our product liability attorneys right away. If you have the product, do not discard the product. Please make every effort to keep the product in the current condition, taking pictures if necessary (perishable items). Alteration of the product may have a negative impact on your legal claim. If you were injured by a fault product, you should call a product liability attorney right away.