Product Liability Attorneys – Westchester County, White Plains, New York
People use any number of household products today. We have automatic machines in our homes, as well as products for outside use, such as lawn mowers, and electric and gas powered saws and blowers. We drive vehicles, and we use electric appliances. A defective product can cause serious injury and damage to the user. An experienced attorney can help protect your rights if you’ve been injured by a defective product. The White Plains accident attorneys at Worby Vecchio Edelman are experienced in the field of personal injury law known as Products Liability. If you’ve been injured in this type of accident, contact the products liability attorneys at Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP. We help clients recover from the emotional and financial burdens that result from accidents involving a defective product.
There are several different factors that determine a claim based on Products Liability.
While it’s not the only factor, it’s obvious that the level of injury sustained has a major effect upon the value of a case. Injuries resulting from a defective product can be life-changing, or even catastrophic. Contacting an attorney as soon as you are physically able to do so will ensure that you follow the correct strategy to preserve your rights in litigation. During the course of our representation it may be necessary for us to retain an economic expert, or a vocational rehabilitation expert. We have worked with these types of experts in many previous cases. However, before an injured party can collect for the value of an injury, there has to be proof that the product was defective in the first instance.
Cases for Products Liability can be brought on a number of theories, including simple negligence, breach of warranty, or strict liability. Under any of these theories, it is absolutely crucial that you preserve the defective product in the condition that it was in at the time of its last use. You may have the instinct to dispose of the product – after all, you suspect that the product is defective, it has caused serious injury, and you don’t want anyone else to use it and risk a similar injury. Keep the product; disposing of it could have a disastrous effect on your lawsuit. The defendants and their experts will have the right to inspect the product; if you dispose of it, you could lose a lawsuit for that reason alone.
It is similarly crucial for the plaintiff’s side to retain an expert to inspect the product. We have the resources to retain all appropriate experts to prove liability.
The Litigation Process and the Value of an Injury
The amount of money that a case may be “worth” depends upon several, often complicated factors. Maximizing the value of any case requires thorough preparation, and an investment of time and resources. In the Products Liability field, that means retaining the necessary experts to prove that the produce was defective. Depending upon where a case is pending, the parties may have the right to depose each other’s experts. This is a key part of the litigation process, which can often have a great affect upon the ultimate outcome. In many cases, the defendant’s attorneys will ask the Court to dismiss a case before it even gets to trial. That is one of the many reasons why having the resources to retain the appropriate experts is so critical.
The accident attorneys at Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP are experienced in the field, and respected in the legal community. Defendant’s law firms recognized our firm, and understand that we have the ability to handle the largest and most complex accident cases, including cases involving defective products. Call the White Plains accident attorneys at Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP if you’ve been injured by a defective product. We offer a free, no obligation consultation, and there’s never a fee unless we are successful.