Receive an Injury From a Defective Product? How an Attorney Can Help

Jun 21, 2019

The law of product liability involves every entity from a product’s manufacturer down to its retail seller possibly being held liable for injuries or the death of a consumer from a dangerously defective product. According to the Brighton Beach NY personal injury lawyers at the Levitsky Law Firm, the State of New York has its own special product liability laws.

For product liability laws to be triggered, the allegedly defective product must be sold in the public marketplace. The sale must be made in the regular course of the seller’s business. Something sold at a garage or estate sale will not be covered by New York’s product liability laws.

Anybody in the chain of distribution can be found liable for an injury or death that was caused by a product. Those individuals or entities can include manufacturers of component parts, assemblers, wholesales and retail sellers. Strict liability might attach in one or more of the following ways:

  • Design defects from the conceptualization of the product to its blueprint plans. If a design defect exists, all products in the line are deemed to be dangerously defective.
  • Manufacturing defects like a period of a faulty process or inspection when only a few of the products are dangerously defective.
  • Marketing defects like improper labeling, incomplete instructions or lack of proper safety warnings.

Injuries and deaths that are caused by dangerously defective products are compensable, but product liability cases are complex. They require special training and experience and a qualified lawyer. Contact the Brighton Beach NY personal injury lawyers at the Levitsky Law Firm right away if you or a family member were seriously injured by a dangerous product. We offer free consultations and case evaluations on personal injury cases. If we’re retained to represent you, no legal fees are even due unless we obtain a settlement or award for you.