There are three types of product defects you can sue for if you were injured by a defective product. As long as you suffered injuries and can prove the defect caused those injuries, you have a lawsuit. However, some product manufacturers will attempt to discredit your claim to protect their reputation. You may stand a better chance after hiring an experienced New York City product liability attorney who can defend your claim.
Three Types of Product Defects
The three main types of product defects in product liability claims are design defects, marketing defects, and manufacturing defects. Design defects exist in all released versions of that product. This is
because a design flaw exists in the design of the product itself and was there since the first blueprint went into production.
As a result, most products with design defects are recalled or pulled from all store shelves. This commonly happens after hundreds of customers are injured by the same product. Companies do this to protect themselves from multiple lawsuits. Although when the damage is already done, they may already face several claims against them.
Marketing defects happen after the product has been made and is being sold in stores. You may be dealing with a marketing defect if there were no warning labels or instructions for safe use. This is considered a failure to warn the consumer. One example would be a medication or food product with no allergy warnings.
Manufacturing defects happen during the production of the product in a factory. This means one or a few products out of that product line could have a defect. While companies do not often recall products in this situation, the effects of one or two defective products can be severe.
How to Sue for a Defective Product
Filing a product liability lawsuit means you were injured by a product because that product was defective. This assumes that you did not injure yourself with the product due to your own negligence or recklessness. Depending on the situation, this can be difficult to prove.
Product companies will sometimes try anything they can to disprove your lawsuit. The more evidence you have of the product defect the better. Keep every part of the product you can including the instruction manual, packaging, and receipt. Proving your injuries is less difficult and may simply require a copy of your medical records.
Collect information on the product model, serial number, date of purchase, and date of the incident. Consider contacting a New York City defective product lawyer to see what else you need for your lawsuit.
New York City Product Liability Attorney
Suing a company can feel intimidating. Contact the Sullivan and Brill Law Firm by dialing (212) 566-1000 to talk to a New York personal injury lawyer for a free consultation today. Our Richmond County attorneys might be able to help you obtain significant compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. We can be found throughout New York City, Long Island, Kings, Bronx, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.