Hudson Valley Product Liability Law Firm Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know if I Have a Product Liability Claim?

Product liability claims can generally be divided into three categories: negligence claims, strict liability claims, and breach of warranty claims. For negligence cases, you must show that a manufacturer or retailer was aware or should have been aware of a potentially dangerous product defect based on known or available information.

Strict liability means you do not have to prove that the producer was negligent or that there was a manufacturing or design defect; rather, you just have to show that you were injured because the product was unreasonably dangerous. In breach of warranty actions, the producer of a product guaranteed its performance or characteristics, but failed in one of those qualities, causing your injuries. An experienced product liability lawyer can categorize your case, and determine your best means of recovering compensation.