Nassau County Product Liability Lawyer
When you buy a product at a store or from a website, you expect it to work as advertised. You don’t expect it to malfunction, and you certainly don’t expect it to hurt you in the process. Unfortunately, however, mistakes can be made during the manufacturing process, or worse, deliberate decisions can be made during the design of a product that makes it defective or dangerous. Or, sometimes, they just fail to warn you about a known danger the product can pose. When you get hurt as a result of a defective or dangerous product, you’ll need help to get just compensation for the pain you’ve experienced.
If you’ve suffered harm as a result of a defective consumer product, the experienced product liability attorneys at Gewirtz Law Firm, LLP, are here to fight for you. We handle a variety of matters relating to defective products, including:
- Defective design
- Manufacturer error
- Inadequate warnings or instructions
- Improper or missing labels
- Unsafe materials
- Damage by retailer/wholesaler
The field of product liability covers any kind of harm that’s caused by a consumer product because of a defect in its design or construction, or because it poses an inherent danger that is insufficiently advertised by its labeling or instructions. This results in three basic kinds of product liability cases: design defects, manufacturer defects, and inadequate warnings.
A design defect is a defect that is built into the product from its very conception, a mistake built into every product of its kind. It might be made from shoddy or toxic materials, for example, or it might have a design that makes it likely to cause injuries to its user. When there’s a design defect in a product, it’s rarely just one person who is having problems with it, which makes it that much more important that its designers be held accountable for their errors.
A manufacturer defect is a problem that is only found in one single product, rather than in every product of its kind (a product that, unfortunately, was sold to you). Certain parts may not have been assembled properly, causing them to fit together poorly or fall apart when put under strain. Alternately, the product may have been put together properly, but damaged at some point between when it was manufactured and when it entered your possession. In that case, it may not be a manufacturer that’s accountable for your harm, but the retailer or wholesaler who sold you the product.
Sometimes, there’s nothing strictly wrong with the product, by itself. However, there may be something about the product that’s dangerous if it’s not used as intended, or if it’s handled incautiously. In these cases, a manufacturer may still be responsible for injuries caused by their products, if they didn’t attach appropriate labels or instructions warning of potential risks. After all, it’s not your fault if you weren’t aware of a danger you were never properly informed about.
Contact a Nassau County Product Liability Lawyer
If you have been injured by a defective product or by a dangerous product with insufficient labeling or instructions and are considering a legal claim against those who were at fault, you should discuss your potential case with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Contact Evan Gewirtz at the Gewirtz Law Firm by calling or filling out our contact form.