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Product Liability

New York Product Liability Attorney

Holding Retailers & Manufacturers Accountable for Defective Products

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to a defective consumer product? If so, then you may have the legal grounds to file a product liability claim.

Call our firm today at (855) 465-4622 or send us a message to get started.

Each year in the United States, thousands of individuals are hurt or killed by defective products such as car system failures. From the original manufacturer to distributors and even retailers, there are numerous parties that may be held responsible.

Companies sometimes overlook consumer safety concerns for the sake of higher profits. When this happens, innocent individuals can suffer serious injury. We believe those culpable parties should be held responsible for defective products.

At Horn Wright, LLP, our New York product liability lawyers represent those who have been injured by defective products in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

Ready to move forward with your product liability case? Call our New York product liability attorneys for a free evaluation.

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What Is Product Liability?

Product liability law governs the design, production, manufacture, and sales of consumer items and products, ensuring they are safe for consumers and that proper warning labels and instructions are created and provided.

Products liability law protects consumers from:

  • Defective auto parts
  • Defective vehicles
  • Contaminated food / produce
  • Defective industrial products
  • Defective medical devices
  • Dangerous / defective children's toys
  • Other defective & dangerous consumer product
  • Manufacturing defects

An example of a manufacturing defect is if a wrong size bolt is used while making a specific model of a bicycle, then the wheel falls off while the person who purchased the bicycle starts riding it, resulting in an injury. Similarly, a dangerous or defective toy is one that has missing or incomplete warnings included with the packaging. If you're not sure if you have a product liability case, we can help.

Who Would I File a Lawsuit Against if I Was Injured by a Defective Product?

If you or someone you love was injured or killed due to a defective product, you can file a suit against the manufacturer. However, in some cases, the seller or distributor can be held liable. In other cases, consumers can file lawsuits against individuals or specific entities who were responsible for making the product safer.

What Do I Have to Prove in a Product Liability Case?

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While there are different types of product liability cases in general to establish a product liability claim, you must prove the following three elements:

  1. The product was reasonably dangerous or was defective for its intended use
  2. The product defect existed before the product was distributed to the public and did not undergo proper inspection or quality control processes
  3. The product defect was the proximate cause of fatality or injury.

Another common type of product liability case stems from a failure on the part of the manufacturer to provide adequate warnings of potential danger inherent within a product. Specifically, these types of cases typically involve the proper manner in which a particular product is to be used. Aside from this distinction, these cases require the same elements of proof set forth above.

Do not suffer financially for something that was not your fault. If another party's carelessness or intentional actions caused you or a loved one to sustain injuries, then turn to our New York product liability attorneys. We are well-versed and experienced with respect to product liability law. By retaining our services, you can increase your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries.

What Is Proximate Cause?

Proximate cause means that the cause is not necessarily the only cause.

Is It Difficult to Win a Product Liability Case Against a Large Manufacturer?

Most often, large product manufacturers are backed by extensive resources to defend them from the claims of injured victims. For this reason, injured victims or their family members should retain an experienced product liability lawyer before filing a claim. A seasoned attorney will be able to gather evidence and develop a strong legal strategy in order to pursue compensation for your damages.

Can I Still File a Lawsuit Even Though the Manufacturer Provided a Product Disclaimer or Warning?

A disclaimer does not necessarily shield the manufacturer from liability if a person suffers injury. If the disclaimer, instructions, or warning labels were insufficient, you may still be able to hold the manufacturer responsible.

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover if I Win My Product Liability Case?

If you succeed in your product liability case, you can recover compensation for the following:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • And more

Call our Product Liability Attorneys for Skilled Representation You Need

Horn Wright, LLP is prepared to go up against big companies and manufacturers, ensure that they are held accountable for defective products, and fight to protect your rights and interests throughout the process. Talk to us about your product liability case and find out if you have the grounds to take legal action as soon as possible.

Step-by-step counsel is just a phone call away. Touch base with our New York product liability lawyers now.

What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?

Horn Wright, LLP is here to help you get the results you need with a team you can trust.

  • Client-Focused Approach
    We’re a client-centered, results-oriented firm. When you work with us, you can have confidence we’ll put your best interests at the forefront of your case – it’s that simple.
  • Creative & Innovative Solutions

    No two cases are the same, and neither are their solutions. Our attorneys provide creative points of view to yield exemplary results.

  • Experienced Attorneys

    We have a team of trusted and respected attorneys to ensure your case is matched with the best attorney possible.

  • Driven By Justice

    The core of our legal practice is our commitment to obtaining justice for those who have been wronged and need a powerful voice.