New York City Personal Injury Law Blog
Personal Injury – Product Liability Lawsuits
More often than not, products fail to deliver on the promises they make in an advertisement. Malfunction resulting from a mechanical defect is all too common. However, faulty products can cause grave bodily harm, which is why consumers have every right to take the matter to court and claim compensation, which will depend on the severity of your injury and resultant loss of work.
Lawsuits Involving Products are Liability Based
These lawsuits evolve around the notion that it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to stop faulty products from reaching the market. If the product has already reached consumers, it is the duty of the manufacturer to recall the defective batch. If the manufacturer has failed to fulfil this obligation towards the consumers then he is beyond doubt liable. However, liability and negligence are two different things. Negligence happens when the manufacturer has not employed proper checks and balances and this results in errors or defects in the products.
Personal Injury Lawsuits are sometimes Fought in a Group
If you have suffered injuries while operating a product, there is a fair chance that other individuals might have sustained similar injuries. In such a scenario, a joint lawsuit can be filed by all the consumers who have been hurt. This type of lawsuit is called mass tort or a class action lawsuit.
You can join hands with all the customers and launch a legal offensive against the manufacturer. This is a poignant way to get a personal injury claim since you have evidence from different consumers. Most importantly, mass tort does not mean you will have to share your settlement money. Each individual is awarded separately depending on the severity of the injury.
Defects can happen due to Different Reasons
You will have to prove to the court that the manufacturer ignored design flaws to save time and money or that the manufacturer had not created the products in accordance with the designs and that this was the principal reason behind the accident. You can take legal action if you believe that the manufacturer had not given enough warnings on the product that could have prevented your injury.
Product Liability Cases are Complicated
If you wish to sue a company for your injury you need an experienced legal team to back your case. These are some of the most difficult cases to win. This is because manufacturers employ the best legal counsel as they can afford to pay top dollars to the legal firms. Moreover you will have to prove that product was responsible for your injury and also that you handled the product in accordance with the instructions given. It will be difficult to prove that the injuries were sustained because of a glitch in the product and claim that it is therefore dangerous.
RMFW Works Hard for their Clients
If you wish to sue a manufacturer for your injuries don’t hesitate to seek help from the most prestigious and dedicated law firm Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law. Call 212 697 9280 for a free initial consultation. Our personal injury lawyers will evaluate your case and weigh your legal options to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
RMFW knows this domain. We have filed many product liability cases before. We have won millions of dollars for past clients. You can be on this happy list. Give us a call, the first consultation is on the house!