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New York Defective Product Lawyer

When we buy or use a product, we expect it to work as advertised. As consumers, we have no way of knowing whether a product is defective when we purchase it. Unfortunately, many times it’s only when the product fails and causes an injury that we learn the product was defective and should never have left the factory in the first place.

Manufacturers are strictly liable for injuries when a defective product leaves their control and causes harm. At Cohan Law Firm, we represent accident victims and families when a product defect causes serious injury or death to the user or a bystander. Our attorneys have years of experience and a long record of success helping accident victims recover compensation for the serious harm inflicted on them. Call our dedicated New York defective product lawyers today for a free consultation and immediate assistance seeking justice and compensation for the harm done to you.

Comprehensive New York Product Defect Lawyers

From household appliances to child car seats to the car itself, lives are at stake when people use defective products. New York product liability law imposes strict liability on product manufacturers. Strict liability means you don’t have to prove the manufacturer was negligent, but you still have to prove that the product was defective when it left their control and that the defect was the cause of your injury. Other parties might also be liable for defective product injuries besides manufacturers, including distributors, wholesalers and retailers. An experienced product liability lawyer at Cohan Law Firm can help you identify the responsible party or parties and prove your case against them. Large corporations and their insurance companies employ teams of highly-paid lawyers who will often fight hard against product liability claims, especially when the defect might potentially injure thousands of customers and expose them to millions of dollars in liability. Having a tough and experienced injury law firm on your side will help level that playing field and give you the dedicated representation you need for a successful result.

The comprehensive product liability practice at Cohan Law Firm handles all kinds of defective product cases in New York, including:

  • Dangerous drugs
  • Defective medical devices
  • Automotive defects
  • Defective automobile products, including airbags, seatbelts, tires, and child car seats
  • Defective truck manufacturing
  • Aftermarket vehicle defects
  • Defective children’s toys, furniture, bedding, sleepwear, etc.
  • Defective household appliances
  • Defective sporting goods, including firearms, exercise equipment, helmets, and more

Three Forms of Product Liability Defects

Product defects are typically grouped into one of three different categories: design defects, manufacturing defects, and inadequate labeling. Each type of defect is approached differently and has the potential to cause injury to one person or thousands.

Design Defects

When a product is defectively designed, every unit of the product that is manufactured will carry that defect. With the defect present, every unit could potentially fail and cause serious injury or death, although not every unit will necessarily fail at the wrong time or at all. Examples of products built with defective designs include automobiles that explode on impact because of the placement of the gas tank, fuel lines and electrical lines, or other defective designs. Cars and trucks that are designed with a narrow wheelbase and high center of gravity could also roll over in a car accident or a sharp turn.

Manufacturing Defects

Even if a product is safe when built as designed, errors in the manufacturing process can make the product defective. When this happens, as few as just one unit might be defective, or thousands may be, depending on whether the manufacturing defect is due to a one-time human error or an assembly line malfunction. For example, if an auto manufacturer cuts costs by using cheaper materials in the roof structure, the roof could crush its occupants during a rollover crash rather than protect them. Aftermarket vehicle modifications can also be performed in a negligent manner, rendering the modified vehicle dangerously defective.

Inadequate Labeling

Many products are safe as designed and manufactured, but they need to contain adequate warnings and instructions to be used safely. For example, household cleaners and industrial solvents might require the use of gloves, goggles, masks or ventilation, or they can’t be used in conjunction with other chemicals. A complicated tire jack that doesn’t come with understandable instructions could lead to a catastrophic injury or wrongful death. Warnings and instructions should be clear, conspicuous, and easy to understand. They might need to be printed on the product packaging, inserts, or on the product itself, depending on the product. These “failure to warn” or “marketing” defects can be every bit as dangerous or worse as design and manufacturing defects.

Call Cohan Law Firm for Help With Product Defect Injuries in New York

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a product defect in Brooklyn, The Bronx, or throughout NYC, the product liability attorneys at Cohan Law Firm will help you take on the biggest manufacturing giants or other responsible parties and make sure they are held accountable to you for the harm they have caused. Call our experienced and dedicated New York defective product injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We take product liability cases on a contingency basis, advancing all costs to pursue your case and only collecting a fee if we win.

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