Monday, 23 December 2013

Newburgh Product Liability Attorney

Defective products are responsible for numerous injuries and deaths, each year. Even though many defective products are recalled, even more remain on the market and in our homes. Recalls are typically not initiated until someone is seriously hurt or killed, and some defective products are never recalled. Many accidents caused by defective products are not properly investigated and the real culprit is never discovered. A Newburgh product liability attorney will thoroughly investigate the accident which caused your injuries so that you can recover the compensation you need.

Defective Toys and Children’s Products

Sadly, children are often the victims of defective product injuries. They are far more vulnerable to defects such as contamination with lead, because of the way they interact with their toys. Examples of children’s products which are commonly defective include:

·         Car safety seats
·         Baby carriers
·         High chairs
·         Cribs
·         Playpens
·         Baby gates
·         Hammocks
·         Bunk beds
·         Strollers
·         Pacifiers
·         Bottle warmers
·         Tents
·         Playground equipment
·         Electronics
·         Toys
·         Clothing
·         Jewelry
·         Balloons
·         Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications

Defective Vehicles

Defective vehicles can cause wrecks, cause injuries to be worse in the event of an accident, and even cause tragic accidents such as house fires when they are not in operation.

GMC recently recalled 230,000 SUVs for an electrical problem that can start a fire while the vehicle is turned off, and instructed owners not to park in garages until they have repairs made.

Defects that can cause accidents include:

·         Faulty tires
·         Defective brakes
·         Faulty power steering
·         Design flaws leading to rollover
·         Defects which cause unintended acceleration
·         Sensor defects

Crashworthiness defects, defects which cause or contribute to injuries in the event of an accident, even though they do not usually cause accidents, include:

·         Defective seat belts
·         Defective airbags
·         Faulty door latch, leading to ejection
·         Poor roof crush resistance
·         Defective seat backs
·         Fuel system defects leading to fuel fed fires

Those who may be held responsible for injuries and death caused by defective vehicles include:

·         Auto manufacturer or dealership
·         Parts manufacturer or seller
·         Rental company
·         Repair shop

Time Limits

There is a time limit for filing a product liability lawsuit. It is called the statute of limitations and gives you only three years after the date of your injury to file your lawsuit, or you forfeit you legal right to compensation. 

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