Due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing gyms to shut down across the state, many New Yorkers resorted to purchasing various exercise equipment and essentially creating their own home gyms. While this is a testament to our drive and dedication, the unfortunate reality is that it is not without risk. Sometimes exercise equipment can be defective, and if you were harmed by a defective product, you most likely have a valid product liability claim. Please continue reading and speak with our NYC personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through the legal process ahead.
How do I sue for an injury sustained due to a defective product?
There are three grounds on which you may sue a company in a product liability lawsuit. Those grounds are as follows:
- Negligent product design: If you can prove that you were injured due to a product’s inherently unsafe design, and you can also prove that there is a safer, economically feasible means to design the product that would not hinder its purpose or usefulness, there is a very good chance you may sue on the grounds of negligent product design.
- Negligent product manufacturer: This is when a product manufacturer takes a safe product blueprint and diverts from that blueprint, causing a safe product to become unsafe.
- Failure to warn: Products that are safe, though they pose a danger when improperly used are required to include a clear warning about how not to use the product. If you were injured because a product did not tell you how to properly use it, you most likely have a valid product liability claim.
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What is the statute of limitations for product liability claims in New York State?
If you are injured due to a defective product and are looking to file a product liability claim, you must do so within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for product liability claims in New York is three years. Simply put, this means that you will only have three years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you through every step of the claims process ahead, starting today. All you have to do is ask.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.