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Port Chester Product Liability Lawyer

When you use products throughout your day, you put your trust in manufacturers, distributors and sellers to ensure their products are safe. However, many companies fail to properly test and design their items, which may result in serious injuries to customers. If a defective product caused you harm, you have the right to file a claim and seek compensation for your losses, but you do not have to go through it alone. These claims often involve major companies with a large legal team, so contacting a lawyer gives you the best chance of recovering  the appropriate compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries.

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we have over 65 years of combined experience fighting for New Yorkers’ rights, giving us the skills and knowledge to take on your claim. Our Port Chester lawyers have successfully represented thousands of clients with top-tier legal services and personalized solutions. We understand that every claim is different, so we work with you to develop a plan based on the details of your claim and unique needs. With our consistent communication and compassionate approach, you can rest assured you are in the right hands.

3 Types of Port Chester Product Liability Claims

While all product liability claims involve a defective product, several factors can go wrong to cause an accident. These types of claims can fall into one of three categories:

Manufacturing Defect

Manufacturing defects occur when the product is made in a factory or other facility. These errors may affect one product or an entire product line and how the product performs for the customer. We can determine if the defect resulted from a manufacturing defect by gathering evidence and examining the item itself.

Design Defect

If a product malfunctions because of a design defect, an entire line of products will often be defective because the issue is in the product’s design itself. This often results in recalls due to the risk of injury for all customers. These defects can be challenging to prove, so our lawyers work tirelessly to create a strong claim and hold the liable company responsible for their careless actions.

Improper Warning

When deciding whether or not to purchase a product, you may look for any warnings of potential risks and hazards associated with the item. These warnings help you make an informed choice about your safety and health, but many companies often fail to properly warn customers about these dangers. If you suffered injuries because of an improper warning, we can hold the liable party or parties responsible.

Who May Be Responsible for a Product Liability Claim in New York?

If you sustained injuries due to a defective product, it can be challenging to determine who is responsible on your own. We can gather clear evidence and thoroughly investigate the issue to identify a liable party. Depending on the details of your claim and where the error occurred, some parties could potentially be held accountable for your damages:

  • Manufacturer
  • Designer
  • Wholesaler
  • Retailer

In addition to identifying the responsible party, you also carry the burden of proof as the plaintiff. This means you are responsible for presenting evidence that clearly demonstrates that: 

  • The liable party owed you a duty of care.
  • They breached this duty by acting negligently (or worse).
  • Their negligence directly caused your injuries.
  • Your injuries resulted in damages.

We understand this may seem intimidating, but we are here to develop a solid claim by collecting and analyzing evidence like medical records, photos and videos of the product and your injuries, receipts, video footage, and witness testimony. Our driven lawyers always strive to fight for your rights and protect your best interests throughout every aspect of your claim to give you the best chance of recovering your deserved compensation.

What Damages Could You Recover for a Port Chester Product Liability Claim?

Injuries from a defective product can significantly impact all aspects of your life, causing you to worry about the costs of treatment and other accommodations. Based on the severity of your injuries and other details of your claim, our lawyers can recover compensation for your damages, including, just by way of example:

  • Pain and suffering (past and future)
  • Lost wages and income (past and future)
  • Medical bills (past and future)
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of ability to work
  • Ambulance fees
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Prescribed medications
  • Physical therapy or rehabilitation
  • Surgery costs

While you can attempt to file your claim and recover compensation on your own, you risk making a mistake or saying something an insurance company or prosecutor can use against you. Our knowledgeable lawyers understand these tactics and have advanced negotiation and litigation skills to fiercely advocate for total compensation for your injuries. 

Seek Guidance From a Knowledgeable Port Chester Product Liability Attorney at Lever & Ecker, PLLC

If you sustained injuries due to a defective product, you deserve to focus on your recovery instead of worrying about the complicated and confusing legal process. These claims require experienced, confident, and dedicated representation that will work with you from start to finish and handle difficult tasks like negotiating with insurance companies. Our award-winning lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, manage every aspect of your claim efficiently and successfully, as we have for thousands of victims in New York. We are even prepared to go to trial if necessary to recover your deserved compensation. 

We understand that we cannot heal your injuries, but we strive to work in your best interest and improve your well-being moving forward. With our 65+ years of combined experience, we have an advanced understanding of insurance policies and what evidence you need to prove liability. You can schedule a free consultation with us to tell your story and have one of our trustworthy lawyers determine the best path to a successful outcome. To schedule yours, call (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632. Alternatively, fill out our contact form.

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