Kingston Defective Product Lawyers Serving the Hudson Valley
When you buy a product, whether it’s as basic as an item off a grocer’s shelf, or as complex as a medical device implanted in your body, you are forced to trust that the item has been tested and checked for any safety deficiencies. As a consumer, you assume that the company that designed, manufactured, and sold an item to thousands or millions of people would not have done so without ensuring that the item was ready for the public to use. In fact, manufacturers are obligated by law to sell only safe products. Nevertheless, products cause injuries to consumers every day, and often for reasons that could have been prevented with adequate research and testing.
If you or your loved one has been injured or killed by a defective product in New York, you may be entitled to money damages for your injuries. Contact the knowledgeable defective product lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello to consult with one of our attorneys on whether you have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit.
Negligence in design can make a product unsafe
Corporations making their products available to the public have a duty to ensure that the design of a product is safe for widespread use. This includes testing the materials used to ensure that they are not hazardous, and conducting tests to determine whether consumers might tend to use the product in ways the designers had not initially anticipated. When a hazardous element is identified in the product’s design, the manufacturers have a duty to design that hazard out of the product, guard users against that hazard, or warn users of the potential hazard. If a user is injured, and that user can prove in a product liability lawsuit that the manufacturer failed to adequately test for or warn of hazards which harmed the user, then that injured user is entitled to money damages for the manufacturer’s dangerous design of its product. Additionally, if an item was defectively built, or was in a defective condition when sold, and those defects caused injury to the customer, the customer may have a valid product liability claim against the maker and seller of the product.
Seek compensation for injuries caused by a defective product
You may be entitled to compensation if you’ve been injured by a defective product in New York. Seek the money you’re owed for any medical costs, pain and suffering, or lost wages you experienced as a result of injuries caused by a dangerous product by contacting the Hudson Valley product liability attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, with offices in Marlboro (845-236-4411) and Kingston (845-331-4100).