Product liability refers to the responsibility that manufacturers, distributors, and sellers have for injuries their products cause when they are used correctly. Under product liability law someone who is injured by an unsafe product may be entitled to compensation from the person or company behind the product’s development, marketing, or both. At Weiser & Associates, our product liability attorneys represent persons injured by defective products throughout the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan.
About Product Liability
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that nearly 22,000 deaths and more than 29.5 million injuries occur each year in the United States as a result of defective products.
In order for a product to be considered defective, it must contain one or more of the following flaws:
- Design Defect: A dangerous defect contained in the product’s original design
- Manufacturing Defect: A dangerous defect caused by a problem or error in the product’s production
- Marketing Defect: Failure of product packaging or marketing efforts to adequately warn consumers of the risks associated with the product’s use
Product liability lawsuits are not restricted to certain types of products. Any product, such as a vehicle airbag, prescription drug, or home appliance, that proves defective and causes serious injury may be made the focus of litigation.
Through their extensive experience, the product liability attorneys at Weiser & Associates have helped numerous residents throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, and surrounding areas obtain the compensation they deserved for injuries caused by faulty products. Recently, our product liability attorneys handled a lawsuit for the family of a firefighter who died after an air supply canister he was filling exploded under high pressure. During the trial, our lawyers successfully demonstrated the liability of two hydro testers who approved the structural integrity of the canister. The jury awarded our client’s family $2,200,000 in damages for the wrongful death and conscious pain and suffering of their loved one.
Contact Our Product Liability Attorneys
For more than 30 years, the Law Firm of Weiser & Associates has served as a powerful voice for the injured victims of negligence. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing honest and effective personal injury representation in order to obtain maximum compensation for our clients. If you would like to arrange a no-cost consultation with one of our product liability attorneys, please contact us today. We are committed to serving residents throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan areas.