If you have suffered serious injury because of a defective product and live in Nassau or Suffolk County or in one of the five boroughs of New York City, now is the right time to contact Kohan Law Group, P.C. Our product liability attorneys have the experience and well-developed legal skills to get you the compensation you deserve for medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Contact our office in Manhasset today for a free consultation.
Types of Product Liability
The three types of product liability, each named for the part of the process that went awry, are:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Marketing defects
These categories assign accountability either to the designer for a flawed conception, to the manufacturer for not following design directions, or to the marketing team if advertising or packaging was incorrect, incomplete, mislabeled, or failed to provide necessary instructions or warnings.
Examples of Product Liability
Product liability cases often involve:
- Children’s toys and furniture (cribs, strollers)
- Cosmetics and grooming products
- Automotive parts (airbags, brakes, tires, seat belts)
- Food products (poultry, beef, canned goods, produce)
- Medications (both prescription and over-the-counter)
- Medical devices or appliances
- Tools and lawn equipment
Just about every adult has suffered an occasional cut, bruise, or even small burn injury trying to open a poorly designed package or handle a device that gets hotter than it is supposed to. However, if you or someone you love has been seriously cut, burned, punctured, poisoned, or crushed by a defective product, you more than likely have a viable product liability claim. Let our Nassau County attorneys help you navigate the legal system and recover the damages you are entitled to.
The Law Is on Your Side
Although far too many defective products sneak through the protective barriers of the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), New York State law allows consumers injured by defective products to sue for damages in order to receive justice.
Strict Liability Law Applies in Cases of Product Liability in New York
Strict liability means that the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a defective or dangerous product is considered responsible for consumer injury even if the defendant took precautions to avoid such defects.
Why Taking Action Quickly Is a Good Idea
Although the 3 years New York State allows for you to file a product liability lawsuit may sound like a long time, the sooner we file your claim the better. As your attorneys, we have to gather technical and medical evidence, interview pertinent parties, and consult with experts in related fields. The sooner we get started, the more accurate and persuasive the data we collect is likely to be.
The Steps Kohan Law Group Attorneys Will Take to Win Your Product Liability Case
Our Nassau County product liability attorneys are well-prepared to argue that:
- The product that hurt you was sold in an unreasonably dangerous condition
- You were injured by the defective product
- There were no warnings on labels or packaging in regard to the danger to consumers
- You used the product for its designated purpose, in the way intended
- The harm that came to you was a direct result of the product’s defect
Before negotiating a settlement or going to trial, our team will make certain that your case cannot be challenged by the fact that:
- You ignored a warning that came with the product
- You used the product for a purpose for which it was not intended
- Although you were frightened by the product, you did not actually suffer an injury
Damages We Will Fight to Win
Being injured by a defective product feels a bit like a betrayal. You did nothing wrong. You simply purchased and used a product for the purpose it was intended and suffered dire consequences through no fault of your own. Whether you have suffered serious personal injury from a power tool, an auto part, a lawnmower, a kitchen appliance, a medication, or a foodstuff, Kohan Law Group can help you obtain the damages that are rightfully yours for:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income, present, and future
- Property damage or loss
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Final medical costs, funeral costs, loss of financial & emotional support (in cases of wrongful death)
While we cannot undo the pain and trouble you have endured, we will do everything in our power to bring you legal relief and the compensation you deserve from your product liability case.
What Sets Kohan Law Group Apart
Our law practice offers many advantages — impressive credentials, personalized service, and a track record of success. Once you become our client, we will fight aggressively for your right to substantial damages and we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we win your case and provide you with the resources you need to move forward.
Contact Our Experienced Product Liability Attorneys Today
Our attorneys will always treat you with respect and empathy. We have handled enough personal injury cases to know that the physical pain you have suffered is accompanied by emotional trauma. In many cases, financial distress is also part of the picture since you may be unable to work at the same time that you are swamped with medical bills. You can count on us not only for strong legal representation but for ongoing moral support throughout your product liability case. Contact us now so we can immediately begin working on your case.
Kohan Law Group represents clients throughout Hempstead, Nassau County, and Queens for their product liability injury cases.