Long Island Product Liability Lawyer
You walk into your local Target and buy a new toy for your children. You agree to allow your doctor to use hernia mesh to help you recover faster after your hernia repair surgery. You buy a popular pesticide at Home Depot to keep your lawn in good condition.
What do all of these things have in common? A purchase. You’re buying a product. When you do that, you expect that whatever you’re buying will be safe for you and your family. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Why? In New York, companies that sell products are charged with making sure that the products they sell are safe.
However, companies are often more interested in profit than consumer safety. Many cut corners and fail to do adequate safety testing. Innocent consumers like you and your family suffer the consequences.
Have you or a loved one been injured because of a defective product on Long Island? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the experienced Long Island personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to find out how we can help you fight to hold the company behind that defective product responsible for your injuries.
We offer a free consultation, so do not hesitate to reach out to us for assistance today. Our compassionate legal team is always standing by to take your call – day or night – 365 days a year.
How Will a Long Island Product Liability Lawyer Help Me?
A product defect can do a lot of damage. It can cause serious, debilitating injuries and traumatize you for life. Your injuries might require extensive medical care and keep you out of work. If you got injured while using a product as intended, you might be able to hold the company that manufactured or sold it responsible.
However, that company won’t just volunteer to admit liability and take responsibility for your injuries. It might even blame you for getting hurt. If you’re blaming a large corporation, you can be certain that it’ll have an army of attorneys ready to defend it. Hiring an attorney to handle your product liability lawsuit can level the playing field. It can give you time to focus on getting back on your feet. It can also give you the best opportunity to recover the money you need and deserve.
Here’s why you should call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help if you’ve been injured because of a dangerous or defective product:
- We’ll stand up to companies – big and small – and fight to hold them accountable for any harm caused by defects or undisclosed dangers in their consumer products.
- More than one party might be liable for your injuries. We’ll investigate and seek compensation from anyone who shares fault.
- It can be hard to know what your case is worth, and you don’t want to let the company or their insurer decide. Our legal team will carefully assess your case with the assistance of skilled experts. This can help us identify the true value of your injury claim.
- You might be blamed for your injuries. We’ll fight tirelessly to prevent these (often baseless) allegations from hurting your ability to obtain financial compensation.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll take an aggressive approach to your case. We’ll work tirelessly to hold companies fully accountable for harm caused by their dangerous products. Our tenacity pays off – we’ve successfully secured more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients. If you’ve been hurt, we’re here to help you, too.
Just give our Long Island law office a call to set up a time to discuss your case with our personal injury team today.
Companies Have an Obligation to Sell Safe Products on Long Island
When a company decides that it wants to sell something to consumers in New York, it has to make sure that those products are safe. If it doesn’t, there can be some serious consequences. Under New York’s product liability laws, a company can be held strictly liable for harm caused by a defective product. Strict liability means that you don’t have to prove that a company was negligent. You don’t have to prove that the company knew or should have known about the defect. The fact that a defect exists – and caused you harm – is enough.
There are three primary types of defects: design, manufacturing, and marketing.
Design Defect: A design defect means that a product is inherently dangerous because of the way it was designed. The product would be dangerous even if it was manufactured with great care. For example, Roundup weed killer is accused of having a defective design because the chemicals used to create the pesticide are believed to be carcinogenic to humans. The defect is inherent in the weedkiller’s design.
Marketing Defect: A marketing defect means that a product is unsafe because of the way it was built or put together. The design is safe, but something went wrong when it was manufactured. A manufacturing defect can affect a single product on the assembly line or an entire batch of a product. For example, a children’s toy may be said to have a manufacturing defect if the company mistakenly used lead-based paint when finishing the product.
Marketing Defect: A marketing defect is also known as a failure to warn. This happens when a company fails to warn consumers about potential side effects, hazards, or dangers that wouldn’t be obvious in the ordinary use of a product. That’s why you see so many warnings and labels on the products you buy. For example, many medical device and pharmaceutical companies are sued for failing to disclose risks associated with their products to prospective patients.
You can also seek compensation on the grounds that a company’s negligence caused you to get hurt.
We Handle All Product Liability Cases on Long Island
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we focus exclusively on personal injury law. We only represent clients who have been injured through little-to-to fault of their own. Our practice areas include all defective products and product liability matters. We regularly handle cases involving defective:
- Tools, including power tools and hand tools
- Construction equipment
- Medical devices
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Appliances, and more.
Give us a call today to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment. Can’t make it into our law office on Long Island? That’s okay. Our legal team can come to you. We can arrange to visit you at home, at work, or even at the hospital while you recover. All you have to do is reach out and set up a time to discuss your case.
What Damages Can I Get If I’ve Been Injured Because of a Defective Product?
An unexpected injury stemming from a defective product can have immediate and long-term consequences. When a company designs, manufactures, or sells a defective product, it can be held accountable for your injuries. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll go above and beyond to secure all of the compensation to which you’re entitled under New York state product liability laws. This might include money for:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and income
- Temporary and/or permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement, and more.
If you’ve been injured by a defective product at work, we may be able to help you recover workers’ compensation benefits in addition to damages available through a personal injury lawsuit. It’s important for you to exhaust all of your legal options. Our Long Island personal injury lawyers can help. Give us a call today to learn more.
How Long Do I Have to File a Long Island Product Liability Lawsuit?
It’s important to act quickly if you’ve been injured because of a defective product on Long Island. Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for product liability lawsuits in New York is three years from the date of injury. You might have more or less time, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. However, you risk losing out on valuable compensation if you wait too long to file your product liability claim.
Protect yourself and your ability to recover compensation by calling Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help as soon as you learn that you’ve been injured. Our skilled legal team can get to work on your case right away.
Did you get hurt because you purchased a defective product on Long Island? Don’t let the company that manufactured or sold that product off the hook without paying you the money you need and deserve. Let the experienced Long Island personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. help you fight to secure maximum compensation. We offer a free consultation, so call our Long Island law firm to schedule yours today.