Brooklyn Product Liability Lawyer
When you get hurt because a product is defective or unreasonably dangerous, you might be entitled to compensation. The experienced Brooklyn product liability lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you fight to maximize your recovery. Contact our law offices today to schedule a free initial consultation. Our skilled team can review your case and help you fully understand your legal rights.
How Will Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. Help Me After I’m Injured By a Defective Product?
Companies have a responsibility to design, manufacture, and sell products that are safe. When they fail to do that, they can be liable for resulting harm. However, companies and their insurers won’t simply hand over a check. They’ll make it as difficult as possible for you to get the money you deserve.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go up against these companies on your own. Hiring an attorney will take away any advantage the company might’ve had and set you up to get the money you deserve. When you call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., you’ll benefit from a team of personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn with more than 200 years of experience. You’ll benefit from attorneys who have recovered more than $1 Billion in settlements and jury awards. That’s because we take a tough, no-nonsense approach to the cases we handle.
Among other things, we will:
- Gather evidence to prove that your injuries were caused by a defect or hazard in the company’s product
- Work with experts to break down precisely how and why your injury happened
- Minimize any claims that you didn’t use the product as intended and might be responsible for your injury, and
- Stand up to the company that is responsible for causing your injuries and force them to take your claim seriously.
We know how tough an unexpected injury can be. If you or a family member has been hurt, we’ll stand by your side and fight to get you the money you deserve. Just give our Brooklyn law offices a call to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
What is Product Liability?
Product liability refers to an area of civil tort law that holds companies responsible for the products they make and sell. When a company puts a product on the market in New York, they have legal duty to make sure that it’s free of defects and hidden dangers. Those companies have to make sure that their products work safely and as intended. When a company fails to do those things, it can be financially responsible for resulting injuries.
Strict Liability vs. Negligence
There are two ways to hold a company responsible for a defective product.
The first involves strict liability. Under New York State law, a company can be strictly liable for inherent defects or dangers in its products. This means that a company could be liable, despite its efforts to put the safest possible product on the market. Strict liability means that consumers simply have to prove that they were injured while using a product as intended. There’s no need to prove that a company was negligent in any way.
However, injured consumers can also seek compensation on the grounds that a company was negligent in manufacturing, designing, or selling a product. Negligence requires proving that the company owed the consumer a duty of care, breached it in some way, and caused harm.
Types of Product Liability Claims
There are three primary types of product liability claims in Brooklyn, New York – defective design, defective manufacturing, and failure to warn.
Defective Design: A product contains a design defect when the issue exists because of the way the product was designed. A product containing a design defect would be dangerous even if it were assembled or built with the greatest care. For example, a hernia mesh device might be defective because of the materials called for in its design.
Manufacturing Defect: A product contains a manufacturing defect when the problem exists because of the way it is assembled or put together. This type of defect can simply affect one product or an entire line in the manufacturing process. For example, a toy might have a manufacturing defect if, when assembled at the plant, workers used the wrong type of bolt to hold it together.
Failure to Warn: A product might have a marketing defect if a company fails to warn about hidden dangers or potential hazards that might exist while using that product. This is precisely why you see so many warning labels on the things you buy. If a pharmaceutical company, for example, sells a drug, it has to disclose all possible and known side effects. If it doesn’t, it could be liable for damages for failure to warn.
We Handle All Product Liability Cases in Brooklyn
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys represent clients who have been injured by defective products. We handle all product liability cases, including:
- Vehicles, including brakes and airbags
- Saws, drills, and other power tools
- Ladders and scaffolding
- Prescription medications and other pharmaceutical drugs
- Medical devices, including IVC filters and hernia mesh
- JUUL Vape Pens
- Roundup weedkiller
- Talc powder, and more.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury because of a defective product? Don’t hesitate to call our skilled attorneys for help. We’ll gladly review your case and answer any questions that you might have.
We’ll Fight to Get Money For All of Your Injuries
A defective product can do a lot of damage. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll stand by your side and help you fight to recover compensation for all of your injuries – big or small. Call us for help if a defective product has caused you to suffer:
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Eye injury
- Head injury
- Lost limbs
- Neck injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death, or more.
We understand that you might not be able to visit our law firm for your initial consultation. Your injuries might just not allow it. So, we can arrange a time to visit you at home, at work, or at the hospital to discuss your case. Give us a call today to learn more.
Damages Available in Brooklyn Product Liability Cases
Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. knows that an injury caused by a defective product can have immediate and long-term consequences. You didn’t ask to get hurt. You shouldn’t have to deal with those consequences on your own. So, we can file a product liability lawsuit on your behalf and demand compensation from the company responsible for your injuries.
We’ll seek all available damages, which might include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disability, and more.
Don’t let a company pay you less than your case is worth. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and have our team handle the negotiations. We’ll build a strong case – backed by expert testimony and insight – that’s designed to secure maximum compensation. Call our Brooklyn products liability attorneys to get started today.
Statute of Limitations for Brooklyn Product Liability Lawsuits
If you intend to file a product liability lawsuit in Brooklyn, you’ll have a limited amount of time to do so. The statute of limitations for these types of cases in New York is typically three years from the date you get hurt. Your claim will be barred and you’ll get nothing if you wait too long.
Call Our Brooklyn Product Liability Lawyers For Help Today
Has someone in your family gotten hurt because of a dangerous or defective product? Call the Brooklyn personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. We offer a free consultation and would be happy to discuss your potential legal options.