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White Plains Product Liability Lawyers

White Plains Product Liability Lawyers

Defective Products Attorneys in White Plains Help Clients Stand Up to Big Corporations to Demand Responsibility for Dangerous Products Throughout New York, Including Westchester County, Bronx County, Rockland County, and NYC

We all expect manufacturers to take reasonable efforts to ensure that the products they put on the market are safe to use. Unfortunately, some products end up injuring innocent people due to design or manufacturing defects or inadequate safety instructions or warnings. When this happens, manufacturers, retailers, and other parties should be held responsible for the harm and loss that an injured victim suffers. If you’ve been hurt by a defective product, the White Plains product liability lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., can assist you with pursuing financial recovery and accountability from the big corporations who put a dangerous product onto the market.

Since 1960, our firm has offered honest, compassionate legal representation for injured victims in NYC and throughout New York. Our attorneys have a reputation for being able to relate to clients from all walks of life. We will take the time to listen to you to understand your needs, goals, and concerns as you recover from injuries caused by a defective or hazardous product. Our legal team will do whatever it takes to get you financial compensation and hold manufacturers responsible for releasing an unsafe product. 

Reach out to Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a free initial claim review to discuss your legal options with our defective products attorneys in White Plains, NY. Our legal team can help you evaluate your claims and advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive the financial recovery you deserve for your injuries and losses. 

Types of Defective Product Claims Our White Plains Product Liability Lawyers Can Help You With

There are several different types of product liability claims that you may have after being injured by a defective product. The most common types of product liability claims include:

  • Defective design – A defective design means that a product’s specifications render it unsafe for its intended or foreseeable uses. A design defect will affect all copies of a product that share the specification.
  • Defective manufacture – A manufacturing defect arises when an error occurs during the manufacturing or assembly process to render a product unsafe. Manufacturing defects may only affect one example of a product, or they may affect entire production runs. 
  • Failure to warn (instructional/marketing defect) – A failure-to-warn claim arises if a product came with insufficient use instructions or safety warnings and a person was injured because of the lack of instructions or warnings. 
  • Breach of warranty – Some product liability cases arise from injuries caused by a product that failed to conform with the warranty offered by the manufacturer or retailer regarding the product’s performance.  

New York recognizes both strict liability and negligence product liability claims. In a strict liability claim, you do not need to prove that the manufacturer knew the product was defective or that the defect was caused by the manufacturer’s legal fault. Instead, you only need to show that the product was unreasonably dangerous to use due to its defect. However, you can also pursue a product liability claim under a theory of negligence, which requires you to show that the manufacturer failed to use reasonable care in designing or manufacturing/assembling the product. 

Common Defective Products

At Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., our White Plains product liability lawyers can help you after you have been injured by products such as:

  • Motor vehicles and auto parts
  • Toys
  • Household appliances
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Personal care products/cosmetics
  • Cleaning products
  • Herbicides/pesticides or other materials

Securing Financial Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Dangerous Product

A product liability claim can provide you with financial recovery for losses you incurred due to injuries caused by a defective product. The compensation you may receive in your product liability claim can include money for your:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Costs of long-term healthcare or personal support services
  • Costs of repair or replacement of damaged or destroyed property
  • Loss of wages/income if you must take time off work due to your injuries
  • Loss of future earnings if you become permanently disabled
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced enjoyment and quality of life

Contact Our Firm for a Free Case Evaluation to Have Our Defective Products Attorneys in White Plains, NY, Get Started on Advocating for Your Rights

Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., today for a free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced White Plains product liability lawyer to discuss the next steps to take in your defective product claim. We can help level the field for you to demand accountability and compensation from big corporations that put dangerous products on the market that harmed you. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Product Liability in White Plains and Throughout New York

What is the statute of limitations on a product liability lawsuit?

Under Section 214 of the New York Civil Practice Law & Rules, you normally have three years to file a product liability lawsuit to recover compensation for injuries and property damage caused by a defective product. However, under Section 214-C, if you are injured by exposure to hazardous products or substances, you have three years from the date that you discover or reasonably should have discovered your injury to file a lawsuit. If you file suit after the statute of limitations expires on your product liability claim, you risk allowing your claims to be permanently dismissed and losing your opportunity to recover compensation for your injuries and expenses. 

Who can I hold responsible in a product liability case for my injuries and losses?

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may have a product liability claim against any party in the chain of commerce that placed the defective product that injured you onto the market. Examples of parties who may be held liable in a defective product case include the product’s manufacturer, third-party manufacturers who supplied defective components for the product that injures you, wholesalers, distributors, or retailers. However, second-hand sellers (such as a consumer who sells their used product to another person) are exempt from liability. Our defective products attorneys in White Plains, NY, can review the facts of your case to determine your legal rights against each of these parties. 

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