New York Defective Machines Attorney
A New York machine defect attorney can tell you that such injuries fall under the umbrella of product liability. Businesses that make and/or sell machines are legally obligated to ensure that their products are reasonably safe. Generally, in order to have a viable product liability claim there must be a flaw in design, manufacturing, or marketing.
A design flaw is in many ways the most potentially serious, for the product may be unsafe for anyone to use. A notable example of design flaw was the infamous Ford Pinto. The positioning of the gas tank was determined to greatly increase the likelihood of the car exploding upon impact. In fact, severe injuries and deaths did occur due to the faulty design, and the car was eventually pulled from the market.
A manufacturing flaw may occur with a specific unit of a machine or in its workmanship. If you purchase a new car and it immediately has mechanical problems, it would be considered a “lemon,” which essentially means it is an aberration in what otherwise may be a quality product.
Marketing defects generally occur when the purchaser is not informed adequately of a potential risk of harm in using a product in the way that it was intended. The area of marketing defects also covers situations in which the purchaser is not provided with information about product safety, such as a manual.
If you were injured on the job or off the job while operating a machine you may have grounds for a lawsuit in one of the three areas of product liability. Your New York defective machine attorney can help you determine when you can bring a product liability suit as well as a worker’s compensation claim.
In the event that you are injured while operating a machine that you purchased or used at work, you may be able to obtain compensation for your loss, as well as bring a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the machine.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York personal injury accident involving a defective machine, the experienced New York defective machine attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us at (1-800-967-5496) for a free and comprehensive consultation. We can also help with defective machine cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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