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Product Liability Lawsuits in New York State

Product Liability Lawsuits in New York State

There are few things more disturbing than paying for a product and having that product backfire and cause a serious injury. Unfortunately, this happens more often than we’d like to think, and if you are someone who has been injured by a defective product, you will need an experienced Westchester County personal injury attorney to help you recover the compensation you need to help pay for your medical bills, the cost of in-home care, and more. Please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process ahead.

What should I do after being harmed by a defective product?

If you have been injured by a defective product, the first thing you must do is call 911 and seek medical assistance immediately. However, while you await the ambulance’s arrival, ensure you take pictures of your injuries, of the defective product, and that you do not throw the defective product out, as you may use it to prove a future personal injury claim. Once you have been treated, ensure you hire a knowledgeable Westchester County personal injury attorney who will determine the party responsible for your injuries and satisfy the burden of proof. There are three main types of product liability lawsuits. The first is a failure to warn. If an otherwise safe product does not come with instructions/clearly labeled warnings, consumers may improperly use it and sustain serious injuries as a result. Additionally, in other cases, you may find a negligent product designer or manufacturer is responsible for your injuries. It all depends on the specifics of your case, which is why hiring an attorney is your best bet at winning the compensation you need for a swift recovery.

How long do I have to sue for an injury in New York State?

If you have been injured, you should understand that filing your personal injury claim is a rather pressing matter. All those who have been wrongly injured have a certain amount of time to take legal action against the party who caused their injuries, known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing.

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.

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