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Have you ever been injured by a product that was unsafe? A defective product can be described as any item that is dangerous or harmful when used as intended, does not provide acceptable instructions for safe use, or is inherently dangerous due to defective design, assembly, or manufacture. If you were hurt by a dangerous or defective product, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the product’s manufacturer or seller.
In cases involving defective products, a person must typically prove that there was either a failure to warn the consumer about the potential dangers of using a product or that a design or manufacturing defect existed. Product liability claims typically fall into one of the following categories:
In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years, which means that a product liability lawsuit must be filed within three years after the injury occurred. Depending on the cause of the injury, multiple parties throughout a product’s manufacturing and distribution chain may be liable.
Because an injury from a defective product can have a long-term impact on your life, you may be able to recover compensation for multiple types of damages. These include:
Our attorneys can help you determine the full extent of the damages you have suffered, and we will work to ensure that you are fully compensated for the injuries which occurred because of a defective or dangerous product.
Thousands of people are injured every year in the United States from defective products, including auto parts, furniture, and children’s toys. What could seem like a minor defect at first glance could cause a serious injury with lasting effects. If you have been harmed by a dangerous product, Goldberg Sager & Associates can help you identify the liable parties and pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered. For a free consultation, contact our Brooklyn defective product injury attorneys today at 718-514-9516.