If a product you purchased played a role in your injury, do not assume that it was your fault. Although we may think that most of the products we purchase are safe to use, defective products enter the market every year with design or manufacturing defects. Some products are also misrepresented in labeling or advertising by their company, which can lead you to use them in a harmful way.
If a defective product injured you, it may be the product designer or manufacturer who is responsible for your injuries—not you. You may be able to recover compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and more in a product liability lawsuit.
Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. represents victims of product liability injuries in Bohemia. For a free, no-risk consultation, call us today at (631) 600-0000.
Our firm operates on a contingency-fee basis, meaning if you choose to work with us, you pay us nothing unless and until you recover compensation at the end of your case.
Types of Defective Products That Can Cause Injuries
Many types of products can injure consumers when they are defective. Tragically, some defective products can even cause death.
Some types of products that can injure consumers when defective include:
- Medical devices
- Auto and truck parts
- Home appliances
- Toys and nursery products
- Children’s products
- Playground equipment
- Portable generators
- And more
No matter what type of product injured you, Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. invites you to call our firm for a free consultation. We can discuss your accident and what legal options you may have.
Types of Defects That Can Occur in Products
There are generally three types of defects that apply to products:
These defects occur when the product is in the design stage of production. Because the design is defective, all products that are manufactured using this design may be defective. A company that designs and releases a defective product may be liable for the injuries their product causes.
This type of defect occurs when the product is being built or assembled. Even though the design may be free from defect, a problem or oversight during manufacturing could create a potentially dangerous defect. If quality control does not catch a manufacturing defect, the harmful product could make its way into the hands of a consumer.
Marketing defects can include instances when consumers were not given proper instructions for how to use a product safely or when they were not told about potential dangers associated with a product. If any of the messaging surrounding a product leads a customer to use it in a harmful way, the company could be liable for the harm their product causes.
If you or someone you love is hurt because of a defective product or a marketing defect that potentially misrepresented the safety of the product, you have the right to pursue the manufacturer responsible for your losses.
Contact a Bohemia product liability lawyer with Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. at (631) 600-0000 for a free review of your case.
Recoverable Damages in a Product Liability Case
Every case is unique, so there is no way we can estimate your damages without first examining the details of your claim. In general, victims of defective products may be able to recover the following types of damages in a product liability case:
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Future wages if your earning potential is diminished or lost
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your case
- And more
If your loved one died as a result of complications from their injuries, you may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. Some possible damages in a wrongful death case include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the care of the deceased before their death
- Wages and benefits previously provided by the deceased
- Loss of support and protection
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- And more
In the tragic event that your family member passed away because of a defective product, Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. can represent you in a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact us today to learn more.
How a Bohemia Product Liability Lawyer Can Help
At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C., we believe that companies have a responsibility to produce products that are safe. When they breach this duty and injure innocent consumers, they should have to pay for the damages they cause.
When you hire us, our firm can:
- Give you time and space from the lawsuit to concentrate on your recovery
- Answer your questions and provide legal advice
- Determine who is liable for your injuries
- Gather evidence of their liability and the extent of your damages
- Hire medical or vocational experts to testify in your defense, if necessary
- Handle all communications on your behalf
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement offer
- File a lawsuit and take them to court if they are not willing to compensate you fairly
Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. represents product liability cases on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front costs. In this arrangement, our payment only comes as a percentage of your settlement or court awards when you win.
If you were injured by a defective product in Bohemia, we invite you to contact our firm for a free consultation on your case. Speak with a member of our team today by calling (631) 600-0000.