When you purchase a product, you make the reasonable assumption that as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions, that product is going to be safe to use. In fact, you have the implied right to expect just that. As millions of people each year discover, that’s not always the case. Many products are rushed to market without proper testing or are made with inferior materials that can result in a defective or dangerous product. These defective products can be much more than an inconvenience or a waste of your money; they can be dangerous or even deadly, even when used as intended. Thousands of people each year are injured by defective products, and some of these instances can end up being fatal. Fortunately for consumers, New York and U.S. product liability law holds manufacturers and retailers strictly liable for defective products which they place into the marketplace. We can help you determine whether your product is defective and who you can sue for the injuries you suffered as a result.

Have You Been Injured By a Defective Product?

The results of a defective product can be long-lasting and permanent. Defective parts on automobiles can result in car accidents, defective high chairs can harm children, and defective appliances can cause fires which destroy your home. All of these are cases of product liability, which can result in expensive medical bills as well as pain and suffering. There are a variety of ways in which a product can be defective and result in a civil liability case:

  • Defects in the design of the product. If a product is inherently dangerous when used as intended and a safer alternative was available but ignored, or the harm posed is not warranted by the utility of the object (i.e., a chainsaw is dangerous but its usefulness cannot be achieved without some danger) it may be defectively designed.
  • Defects in the manufacturing process. When a product is ordinarily safe when used as intended, but the particular device you purchased is not, this is often due to a failure on the assembly line which caused that product to be substandard.
  • Failure to warn. This covers a variety of circumstances, including the product not being properly labeled with warnings or not having instructions on how to safely use the product.

All of these defects could result in the victim missing work, losing their job, or suffering from serious and life-threatening injuries such as brain damage, nerve damage, and worse. And it’s all because big business put profits ahead of the health and safety of their customers. It’s not right, and you shouldn’t have to pay for their mistakes. With the help of the legal team at Girvin & Ferlazzo, we can ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries so you can focus on your recovery and not the growing pile of bills.

We Offer Free Consultations on Product Liability Cases

If you or a loved one have been injured by a product, it’s important that you speak to a product liability lawyer at Girvin & Ferlazzo as soon as possible. Our experienced legal team can help you determine whether or not you have valid claim and help you move forward with your case. We offer this service free of charge during your initial consultation. You can set this up with our office by giving us a call or contacting us through our website. Once we’re handling your case, you’ll be able to focus on your recovery while we fight for the maximum compensation on your behalf. Let’s get started today.