Rockland County
Product Liability Lawyers

Product liability law holds manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and other parties accountable for the harm caused by their products. Whether your injury was caused by a design flaw, a manufacturing error, or a failure to warn, you need our experienced Rockland County product liability lawyers in your corner. Contact Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. today so we can get started working on your claim.

Product Liability Lawyers | Fighting for Consumers in NYS

If you’ve been hurt due to a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation to help you deal with the physical, financial, and emotional damages you’ve incurred as a result. That said, you should never go up against big corporations without our competent New York injury lawyers on your side.

Common Defective Products

Unfortunately, there is no shortage of defective products in the U.S. In fact, virtually any product can become defective in one way or another, however, some of the most common defective products that we see are as follows:

  • Clothing, such as shoes, belts, or scarves, that can cause falls, strangulation, or lacerations
  • Cooking ranges, ovens, and microwaves, that can cause burns, fires, or explosions
  • Baby products, such as carriers, cribs, strollers, bottles, or warmers, that can cause suffocation, entrapment, choking, or scalding
  • Televisions and stands, that can tip over and cause crush injuries or electrocution
  • Cleaning products, such as detergents, bleach, or disinfectants, that can cause poisoning, skin irritation, or eye damage
  • Beds, mattresses, and pillows, that can cause falls, entrapment, or suffocation
  • Chairs, sofas, and stools, that can collapse or tip over and cause falls or injuries
  • Sports and recreational equipment, such as bicycles, skateboards, trampolines, or helmets, that can cause fractures, concussions, or sprains
  • Personal care products, such as hair dryers, curling irons, or razors, that can cause burns, cuts, or electrocution
  • Electrical products, such as batteries, chargers, or extension cords, that can cause fires, shocks, or explosions

Product Liability Claims

Generally speaking, there are three grounds on which a person may file a product liability claim. They are as follows:

  • Dangerous product design: This is when a product is inherently flawed or defective due to its design, regardless of how well it is manufactured or used.
  • Negligent product manufacturing: This is when a product is made or assembled in a careless or improper way, resulting in a defect or malfunction that causes harm to those who use it.
  • Failure to warn: This is when a product does not have adequate instructions, labels, or warnings to inform consumers of the potential risks or hazards associated with its use.

If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of any of the aforementioned reasons, there is a strong chance you’ll have a valid product liability claim. Our firm can help you file this claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Keep the Defective Product

Often, when someone is injured by a defective product, they may be tempted to throw it away, especially if it’s something like a defective drug or cosmetic product. That being said, it is imperative that you keep the product in a safe place, as a well-preserved defective product of any kind can be used as a crucial piece of evidence in your product liability claim. If you can, after your injury, you should also take pictures of your injury and the aftermath of the accident, get witness contact information, receive immediate medical treatment, and keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, once you’ve received treatment, you should speak with a skilled product liability lawyer who can guide you through the claims process.

Contact Our Product Liability Lawyers Today

Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. has decades of experience representing defective product victims here in New York State, and we are here to put that experience to work for you as well. Contact our firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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