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What to Know About Defective Product Lawsuits in New York

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Injuries from a defective product can result in serious physical and financial burdens. If you were hurt, it is in your best interest to reach out to one of our skilled New York personal injury attorneys as soon as possible.

Can I pursue legal action for an injury due to a defective product?

In order to pursue legal action for an injury caused by a defective product, you will need to will first have to hire a skilled attorney that can help you prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. To provide you with a positive outcome, our attorneys will work endlessly to recover the evidence you need for a successful claim. Proof such as surveillance footage of the accident occurring, police reports of the incident, medical documents, and the defective product itself, just to name a few.

Why might a product be unsafe?

There are several kinds of product liability claims. Once a product is designed, its creators are responsible for keeping safety in mind. If an item is inadequately designed and is inherently dangerous, it is highly likely that an injury will result. This is known as a product liability lawsuit. On the other hand, if a product is safe but comes without instructions or warnings on proper and improper usage, someone may become injured as a result of using it improperly. Most of the time, this circumstance will result in a valid product liability lawsuit. Lastly, manufacturers can also be held liable in certain cases. If a product had a safe design, but the manufacturer cut corners and strayed away from the initial blueprint, it can quickly turn unsafe, injuring an unsuspecting consumer as a result.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in New York?

Product liability claims are time-sensitive. If you would like to pursue legal action after a defective product injury, you will need to reach out to our skilled personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. Every state has a statute of limitations with personal injury lawsuits. The statute of limitations in New York is three years, which suggests that you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be denied your right to pursue legal action, and you risk the chance of not recovering the compensation you deserve. Reach out to our firm today to get started.

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