What is perhaps the most frightening thing about product liability accidents is the vast scope in which they can occur, and how there is no telling what product may cause an injury or how serious that injury may be. For example, you could have a defective toy that seriously bruises your child, or you could have a faulty smoke detector that fails to alert you of a fire, causing your house to burn down.
Depending on which products are faulty, you may be looking at minor personal injuries, serious property damage or even death and anywhere in between. Additionally, while some companies are quick to recall dangerous or defective products, in many cases, consumers do not know that a product is dangerous until it is too late. You often hear about how dozens of people were injured or killed before manufacturers decided to issue a product recall.
Of course even though the law is quite clear about personal injury, allowing victims to recover compensation at the expense of a negligent party responsible for the accident, legal proceedings are still complex. With every additional variable, there are more and more issues to consider when making a claim. To what extent was the product responsible for the injury? Should the consumer have reasonably known about the danger and thus been able to avoid it?
Because there are often so many questions about product liability, it is highly recommended that victims enlist the aid of an attorney. Attorneys with experience in product liability can help you prepare answers for all of these questions to ensure that you are able to recover the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured by a defective product in New York, visit our webpage to learn how we can provide you with critical aid in proving your claims.