How to File a Product Liability Lawsuit in New York State
When we buy a product, we are often concerned about whether we are getting the best deal. However, rarely do we consider what would happen if the product we owned was defective. If you are someone who has been injured by a defective product, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New York product liability attorneys to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I sue for an injury sustained from using a defective or unsafe product?
To sue for an injury caused by an unsafe product, you will first have to hire an experienced attorney who is capable of proving that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. To prove your claim, our attorneys will tirelessly work to recover surveillance footage of the accident occurring, police reports of the incident, medical documents, and the defective product itself.
What are the different reasons a product can become unsafe?
There are various types of product liability claims, and you will need your attorney to determine which one applies to your situation. When a product is designed, its creators are responsible for keeping safety in mind. If a product is unsafely designed, it is inherently dangerous, and it is only a matter of time before someone is injured because of it. 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 the wrong way. Oftentimes, this is valid grounds for a product liability lawsuit. Finally, manufacturers may also be held liable in certain cases. If a product had a safe design, though the manufacturer cut corners and diverted from the blueprint, it may quickly turn into a very unsafe product, injuring an unsuspecting consumer as a result.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to filing personal injury lawsuits. The statute of limitations in New York is three years, which means you are granted 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 sue. We have helped those injured in Westchester County for years, and you could be next–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Westchester County firm
Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.