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Were you or a loved one injured because of a defective product in the Bronx, NY? The product manufacturer may be strictly liable for your damages. Contact a Bronx product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to find out whether you’re entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Our legal team has over 25 years of experience handling complex personal injury cases in NYC. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars to help injured clients get back on their feet again.
If you were hurt because of someone else’s actions, you deserve to be compensated. To get fair compensation, you’ll have to prove how and why you were injured–and that someone else was liable. Product liability cases are complicated in this regard.
Our experienced Bronx personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can help. We have over 25 years of personal injury law experience. That means we have the resources and experience to:
The prospect of facing off against a big corporation or insurance company can be overwhelming for anyone. Our Bronx personal injury attorneys will handle every aspect of your case. We have the qualifications you need to successfully fight for maximum compensation.
Our founding attorney has been recognized as a National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Super Lawyer, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate. Our law offices have also earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
We’re here to talk about your case whenever you’re ready. Just give us a quick call or use our online contact form to schedule a free case review today.
The insurance company will probably try to tell you what your personal injury case is worth. Without an experienced lawyer, you could settle for less than you’re entitled to receive.
Our lawyers will evaluate all aspects of your injury and accident. Factors that are usually relevant to how much your personal injury case is worth include:
You’ll have some receipts and records to prove the value of your case. However, other types of damage are much more subjective. With the help of expert witnesses, our lawyers can demand fair compensation for all of your losses–even those that are intangible and non-financial.
Damages are divided into two basic types: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Some examples of economic damages include:
Your non-economic damages cover your non-financial losses, such as:
You may also be entitled to punitive damages to punish the manufacturing company for gross negligence or willful conduct.
Big corporations and insurance companies will look for any way to pay less than you deserve. That includes blaming you for misusing the product in question. Don’t let these tactics scare you into accepting a lowball settlement.
New York state applies a pure contributory negligence law. You can recover damages if someone else was even slightly responsible for your injuries.
Further, you could be entitled to damages regardless of whether anyone was negligent under New York product liability laws. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your legal rights if you’re being blamed for getting hurt. Call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel to learn more about our case results today.
People are hurt by dangerous and defective products all the time. Some of those injuries can be extremely severe.
Our lawyers in the Bronx handle all types of personal injury cases, including those involving:
We can also fight to protect your family if you’ve suffered the wrongful death of a loved one.
At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we handle all types of product liability cases in the Bronx.
We can help if you’ve been injured because of a dangerous or defective:
If you have questions about your rights, take legal action. You don’t have to wait for a class-action lawsuit to explore your right to financial compensation. Instead, call an experienced Bronx product liability attorney who can protect your right to compensation today.
There are multiple legal theories that can be important in a product liability case. Most product liability lawsuits are based on strict liability.
In other words, manufacturing companies can be held strictly liable for your damages–regardless of whether they were negligent.
They can be strictly liable if the product suffered from a manufacturing defect, design defect, or marketing defect.
A manufacturing defect is a problem caused by an error in the way the product is assembled. In these cases, the product had a safe design, but a mistake in the manufacturing process made it dangerous.
For example, if a batch of prescription drugs is contaminated, that batch may be unreasonably dangerous–even if the drug would have otherwise been safe for consumer use.
A design defect is an inherent flaw in the product itself. In these cases, even if everything is assembled correctly, the product is dangerous because of the way it is designed.
If an alternative design is possible, product manufacturers must choose the alternative design if it is reasonably cost-effective.
An example of a product that is thought to suffer from a design defect is Roundup weed killer–because the chemical components used to make the product are thought to increase the risk of cancer in consumers who use the product.
Product manufacturers can also be held liable when they fail to warn consumers about the known risks of using a product. Not every product can be made 100% safe. That’s why most products come with warning labels and instructions for safe use.
For example, a medication may suffer from a marketing defect if the manufacturer fails to warn consumers about the known side effects of using the drug.
In other cases, you can recover compensation based on a company’s negligence. Negligence is a failure to exercise reasonable caution.
To prove negligence, you’ll have to establish:
For example, a company could be found negligent if it knowingly allowed an unsafe product to be released for sale to consumers. If you were hurt and suffered damages because of the dangerous product.
The statute of limitations in New York personal injury cases is three years. You’ll have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages. The clock starts to run on the date you suffered the injury in most cases.
Product liability claims can be difficult to prove. You shouldn’t wait until the deadline to consult an experienced attorney. If you were injured, our lawyers are ready to start working today. Just give us a call to schedule your free case evaluation.
Were you or a family member injured by a defective product in the Bronx? Call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to speak with an experienced Bronx product liability lawyer about our practice areas. We offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, so you can get the legal help you need without worrying about expenses.
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