The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that deaths, injuries and property damage caused by defective and dangerous consumer products cost Americans more than $700 billion every year. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a defective product, talk to a product liability lawyer at our law offices in New York City.
What is Product Liability?
Product liability refers to the liability of a manufacturer, distributor, seller or other parties in the chain of distribution for injuries or damage caused by a defective product.
Types of Defective Products
Defective products are typically recalled because they caused death or serious injury. Defective products can include automobiles, children’s products and toys, household appliances and fixtures, construction job site machinery and home structure materials. When products such as these fail as a result of defective design or manufacturing defects, they can cause catastrophic injuries such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, brain injuries, limb loss, and even wrongful death.
Responsibility for Safety
The manufacturers, distributors, and sellers are responsible for the safety of their products and for warning consumers of any dangers associated with those products. Products can be defective because of defects in design, defective manufacturing, incorrect or incomplete instructions, or failure to warn of dangers and/or failure to live up to a warranty.
Product liability is generally considered a strict liability tort. This means that under product liability law, a defendant can be liable when it is shown that the product is defective. It is irrelevant whether the manufacturer or supplier exercised great care in designing or manufacturing the product. If there is a defect in the product that causes harm, the manufacturer or supplier may be found liable for it.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you should contact the attorneys at Bonina & Bonina, P.C. We have decades of experience representing clients who have been injured by defective products and successfully held major corporations responsible for defects in design and manufacture, inadequate warnings and inadequate instructions. Firm partner Andrea Bonina has lectured extensively on the topic of product liability throughout New York. Contact us online or call as 1-888-MedLaw1 to schedule your free consultation. Se habla espaňol. Home and hospital visits are available.