Product liability means a manufacturer of a consumer product failed to design or manufacture the product to avoid causing harm to the users. The product might be used in a home, an office or in some form of construction. It includes industrial machines, large and small vehicles, including the family car, and just about any machine manufactured.
While there are many federal regulations that govern the design and manufacture of many machines, those regulations only provide the minimum standards and don’t relieve the manufacturer of its responsibility to make a reasonably safe product.
Our firm's expert product liability lawyers have successfully represented workers, homeowners and car drivers and passengers in many types of product liability cases. They have involved automobile seat belts and car seats, hydraulic presses, record presses, cutting machines, metal bending machines (press brakes), heating systems and many others.
Product Liability Lawyers Settlements and Verdicts
$2,000,000 settlement structured for a 6 month old who sustained a brain injury in an automobile accident because the car didn’t stand up to the accident properly. Automobiles are supposed to be designed to not only protect the occupants from injury from the crash, but also protecting them from the second impact (the impact with the interior of the vehicle).
$1,500,000 verdict in Federal Court in New York for a woman whose hand and wrist were crushed in a record press that made vinyl LP records. This 35 year old woman was using a hydraulic and steam press to make LP records. At the time of the accident the worker had placed her hand back into the machine to adjust the top label, but the electric beam was at the bottom of the opening affording her no protection at all.
$915,000 settlement against the New York City Board of Education in this Labor Law case for injuries sustained by an electrician when the ladder he was given gave way because it lacked the proper safety feet.
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