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New York City Product Liability Lawyer

New York City Product Liability LawyerWere you hurt because of a dangerous consumer product or device in New York City? Call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to learn more about holding the manufacturer responsible for medical bills, lost wages, and more. An experienced New York City product liability lawyer can help you get the maximum compensation available for your injuries.

Since 2007, we’ve fought to hold big corporations liable for injury victims’ damages across New York, New York.

As always, we offer a free consultation so you can get the legal advice you need. Call (212) 564-2800 today to schedule yours.

How Can the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Help With My New York City Product Liability Claim?

Companies that sell consumer products have a duty to make those products reasonably safe. You deserve to expect that the products you purchase will be safe. If you’re hurt because a product was unreasonably dangerous, you may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible.

However, it’s not always easy to get the money you need when you’re fighting against a big corporation. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we have over 25 years of experience handling cases like yours. 

When you hire our NYC personal injury lawyers, we’ll do everything we can to get the most compensation possible for you.

That includes:

  • Investigating to determine why you got hurt
  • Finding out who was to blame
  • Standing up for you if the insurance company tries to blame you
  • Hiring experts who can help us put a fair value on your injury claim

It’s not enough to simply show that you got hurt. You have to offer the proof required by New York product liability laws. Our New York City personal injury attorneys have the experience and resources you need in your corner.

Ready to learn more? Call today to schedule a free case evaluation.

What is My New York City Product Liability Case Worth?

When you hire the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’ll work to assess the fair value of your case before making an insurance demand. 

Factors that influence the value of your case include:

  • Medical expenses and costs
  • Your lost income and wages
  • How the injury will impact your future
  • The amount of pain, suffering, and inconvenience caused by the injury

The insurance company might put a settlement offer that seems appealing on the table. It’s important to have an experienced New York product liability lawyer evaluate that settlement before signing. Usually, their initial offer will be well below what you really deserve.

What Types of Damages Are Available in Product Liability Cases? 

What Types of Damages Are Available in Product Liability Cases?If someone else’s actions caused your injury, you deserve fair compensation for all of your damages. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’ll fight to hold the company responsible for your injury accountable to the fullest extent of the law. 

Depending on your situation, available damages could include compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical treatment
  • Lost earning potential
  • Specialized care, including physical therapy and rehab
  • Property damage

You’re also entitled to compensation for non-economic damages, which might include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of consortium or guidance

Don’t let the insurance company scare you into accepting less than your case is worth. Call our law offices for information about how we can put a dollar value on your injury claim.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for Getting Hurt By a Defective Product in New York?

It’s possible that you could be blamed for causing your injury. For example, if you were negligent in the way you used the dangerous product, you could be held partly responsible if your actions made the injury worse. 

In New York, you don’t always lose your right to compensation if you were partly at fault. Under the New York state comparative negligence law, you can recover damages from anyone else who was also partly at fault.

However, your damages will be reduced to account for your actions. For example, if your injury was made 25% worse because of your negligence, your award will be reduced by 25%.

Assigning fault after an accident can get messy–and it’s not always black and white. If someone is trying to blame you for getting hurt, call an experienced NYC product liability attorney who can help you fight back.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries if You Were Hurt By a Dangerous Product

Dangerous products can cause serious injuries. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we’ll fight to hold the responsible parties fully accountable. 

We’ll fight to recover compensation if you suffered:

Give our legal team a call to learn more about how an experienced NYC product liability lawyer can help your family.

What Causes Most Defective Product Injuries in New York, New York?

Any product can be dangerous if it’s put together in the wrong way. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we handle all types of product liability cases in NYC. 

Give us a call today if you were hurt as a result of defective:

  • Medical devices
  • Prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications
  • Children’s toys
  • Child’s car seats
  • Airbags, seatbelts, or other safety devices
  • Power tools
  • Construction equipment
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Household appliances
  • And more

You may be entitled to compensation even if you weren’t the person who actually bought the product. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to schedule a free case review.

How Do I Prove Liability in a Product Liability Case in New York? 

Companies that make defective or unreasonably dangerous products can be held strictly liable if someone gets hurt. In other words, you don’t always have to prove that a company was negligent to recover damages

There are three primary ways to show that strict liability laws should apply. Manufacturers can be liable for design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects.

As long as you used the product as intended, the manufacturer is liable for these defects. You might also be entitled to compensation if you used the product in a way that was reasonably foreseeable.

Design Defects

When there’s a problem with the way a product is designed, it’s bound to be unsafe. That’s why companies are required to take steps to make sure their products are as safe as possible. They have an obligation to explore alternative design options, as long as those options are reasonable.

Proving that a design defect caused your injury can be tricky. 

You have to show:

  • There was an alternative, safer way to design the product
  • The product would function in a similar way if the manufacturer had followed the alternative design
  • The cost of implementing the alternative design is reasonable

Simply put, you have to show that the benefits of the alternative design outweigh the cost. For example, SUVs are particularly prone to rollover accidents. If there’s a safer, cost-effective way to design the vehicle, car manufacturers can be held liable for failing to adopt that design.

Manufacturing Defects

A manufacturing defect involves a problem with the way a product is put together. The design is safe, but there was an error in the manufacturing process that deviated from that design. The product might be defective because the wrong material was used, a part was omitted or something else went wrong in the manufacturing process.

To establish liability based on manufacturing defects, you have to provide evidence about how the product was supposed to be made. From there, you’ll have to prove that the actual product that harmed you was different than the product as designed.

Marketing Defects or Failure to Warn

There are risks associated with the use of many products. Sometimes it’s impossible to eliminate all risks of harm. However, companies have a duty to warn you about those risks. That’s why so many products come with detailed instructions.

When a company fails to warn you about a product that they either knew about or should have known about, they can be liable.

Negligence

Companies can also be held liable for dangerous products if they were negligent. Only product manufacturers can be held strictly liable for damages. If a distributor or wholesaler knew the product was dangerous and sold it to retailers anyway, it may be possible to hold them liable based on general negligence theories.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit if I Was Hurt Because of a Defective Product in New York?

Like all other states, New York limits the amount of time you have to file a product liability lawsuit. In New York, the statute of limitations is three years from the date you were hurt. If you wait too long, you could lose your right to compensation. 

Contact a New York City Product Liability Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you were injured because of a dangerous product, don’t hesitate to get legal advice right away. You can call an experienced New York City product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC for a free consultation. We’re always available to take your call and help you understand how establishing an attorney-client relationship can benefit your case.

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New York, NY 10123
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