As the economy starts to heal, so too, does the construction industry. With construction on the rise again in New York, those once vigilant in adhering to safety rules and regulations are being pulled further away from those parameters as they are more often pushed towards finishing projects on time, at all costs. Unfortunately, with this urgency to complete new construction, the risk of potential injury or death also increases. The grief felt by those left behind to continue working in the construction industry is shared amongst all those whose livelihoods depend on this line of work and their families.
Advances in technology have truly revolutionized the way we live our lives. From the cell phones that allow us to contact our loved ones when we are apart to the cars that allow us to get to work and school, we employ hundreds of devices on a daily basis. While these products are designed and tested to ensure that they are safe for consumers, there are always risks that a product could cause harm to its user.
In modern society, there are hundreds of products that are vital to our daily lives. We need our refrigerators to keep our food fresh; we need our cars to get to and from work; we need our phones to contact clients and schedule important meetings. A defect in any of these products can cause serious inconveniences in our lives, and in some extreme cases, they could even cause death.
We suffer product malfunctions on a near daily basis. Whether it’s the air conditioning not working, a leak in the faucet or even being unable to put your phone in sleep mode, many of these malfunctions are minor annoyances that don’t seriously affect our day-to-day lives. However, some defective products can cause much more significant damage than others, and in certain circumstances, they can cause severe injury or even death. Companies are responsible for ensuring that their products are made with quality, and they are liable for any damages that their defective products could cause.
Everyone knows that the law can be used to help victims of things like burglary and crime or to resolve disputes such as divorce or child custody, but some people might not know that legal protection extends to defective products as well. For example, if your water heater overheats and catches fire, it can deal significant damage to your house and property. You might just write this off as a freak accident, but if the water heater is poorly designed, you could be compensated for the damages.
While there are many forms of transportation residents of New York City used each day, motor vehicles commonly pack the city's streets. Because of the reliance in society on this mode of transportation it is important that automobiles work as intended. Because there are so many components that make up a car, issues sometimes arise. It is possible those issues could lead to car accidents.