Our legal system provides protections to consumers who have been injured by defective products. The area of law which governs these cases is called product liability. Product liability laws require manufacturers to make sure their products are safe when used as intended. When this obligation is not fulfilled and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages.
Manufacturers are not the only parties who can be held accountable in a product liability lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, the wholesaler or retailer may also be responsible for your damages.
There are also several types of product defects that can give rise to a product liability claim. These include:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Marketing defects
Design defects typically occur in the initial phases of product development and as a result, typically impact every product produced from these defective design plans. Manufacturing defects occur when the design plans were not followed properly when the product was built. These defects typically only impact a small number of products which were built in this negligent manner.
Marketing defects occur when instructions or warnings fail to adequately inform consumers of potential dangers or how to use the product safely. These may include:
- Improper labeling
- Inadequate or incomplete instructions
- Failure to warn consumers of hidden dangers
- Negligent misrepresentation of a product’s uses
Defective product cases can be very complex, and it is important to work with an experienced product liability lawyer who understands the sophisticated nuances of this area of law. Marc Albert has more than 15 years of experience fighting for the rights of defective product victims in the New York City metropolitan area, and he has handled cases associated with a wide range of consumer products.
Mr. Albert has developed a strong track record of success, earning numerous multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. This experience will give you the edge you need when seeking to maximize the value of your compensation.
Please contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today to schedule your free product liability consultation. Mr. Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Manhattan, and Long Island.