There are certain systems and procedures put in place to make sure that products made for consumers are safe. Unfortunately, however, many products make it to the market which eventually cause personal injury or even death to an unsuspecting consumer. When this happens you may feel helpless and wonder what it is you can do.
At the Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, personal injury lawyer Ira M. Maurer has extensive experience helping victims with product liability cases. He understands just how traumatic these injuries can be, not just the physical suffering endured but the mental trauma of placing trust in a company’s product only to have it cause you or a loved one harm.
A corporation or business is created to make a profit. Many do this by manufacturing, designing, or selling goods. Yet as we mentioned above, there are many times in which defective products make it to the consumer. Oftentimes, companies may employ questionable business practices resulting in unsafe products reaching the market, putting you at risk for personal injury.
A product liability claim generally involves a defective product that causes one harm or death. The three main types of product liability cases result from:
- Defective design
- Manufacturing defect
- Inadequate warning or instruction
It’s important to have an experienced product liability lawyer on your side to help you determine the exact nature of the defect. Just as with any serious personal injury claim, negligence needs to be shown on behalf of the liable party to receive damages for your pain and suffering. This can be a difficult process when it comes to defective products and product liability claims. Not only must we determine where the defect originated but we must also determine who is responsible or at fault for the defect which led to the injury.
Mr. Maurer will use his experience to help you find and hold the responsible party liable. Examples of who may be responsible for a defective product and product liability claim include:
- Parts manufacturer
- Assembly manufacturer
- Product designer
- Wholesale or retail companies
Once Mr. Maurer determines who is liable, there are certain factors that must be shown to prove that the product was defective and caused the injury or death. This is true whether your case involves a defective vehicle, defective toy, defective medical device, or a product that failed to sufficiently warn or instruct. The basic elements that need to be shown to have a successful product liability case include:
- You suffered injury, damages, or monetary loss
- The product was defective or failed to properly warn or instruct
- The defect or lack of warnings caused your injury
- You used the product in its intended manner
While it may seem like a product liability case is quite complicated, Mr. Maurer has the experience you can trust to put all the pieces together to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.
If a consumer product injured you or someone you love, contact the Maurer Law Firm today by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 845-896-5295 to schedule your free case evaluation. Mr. Maurer provides quality legal services to those who live in and near Fishkill, Myers Corner, Beacon, Legrangeville and other nearby areas of the Hudson Valley, New York.