Middletown Product Liability Lawyers
Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
280 NY-211 Suite 206,
Middletown, NY 10940
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Finkelstein & Partners, LLP – Winning Serious Injury Lawsuits Since 1959
Discovering that the product you purchased to offer benefit to your life has a dangerous flaw can prove incredibly frustrating. Worse, all too often, discovering those flaws results in severe injury. Unfortunately, you may struggle to get the compensation you deserve for product liability injuries.
Did you suffer significant injuries due to a damaged product in Middletown? A Middletown product liability lawyer can help. Contact Finkelstein & Partners today to learn more about your rights and the steps you may need to take next as you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Table of Contents
- Get Help After a Middletown Product Liability Incident
- Compensation for Product Liability Incidents in Middletown
- Middletown Product Liability Claims: What You Need to Know
- Fighting the Insurance Company After a Middletown Product Liability Incident
- After a Middletown Product Liability Incident: Your Next Steps
- Middletown Product Liability Accident FAQ
- Contact a Middletown Product Liability Attorney Today
Finkelstein & Partners Can Help After a Middletown Product Liability Incident
A damaged product can cause severe injury to you and others around you. At Finkelstein & Partners, we understand the often catastrophic losses faced by product injury victims. We aim to help them maximize the compensation they can recover as much as possible. We have more than 60 years of experience helping our clients learn more about their rights and fighting for the compensation they deserve for those injuries.
Take a look at some of our past claims:
- $34 million in a jury verdict against Pfizer
- $16.5 million to a machine operator who suffered injuries due to a defectively designed industrial machine
- $4.75 million after a product caused catastrophic injuries
- $4 million after a child suffered an injury due to a defective product
At Finkelstein & Partners, we cannot guarantee the compensation any client will recover for product liability injuries. However, we do help our clients fight for the full compensation they deserve.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we offer affordable legal representation for our clients, making it easier for them to afford the legal support they need. We start with a free consultation that will help provide clients with a deeper overall understanding of their rights and help them feel more confident about the decision to move forward with an injury claim. Then, we accept most clients on a contingent fee basis: instead of asking for our fees up front, we allow clients to pay based on a percentage of the settlement we ultimately recover.
Convenient Access to Legal Support
Our Middletown office sits just off Route 211, near Middletown High School. Our convenient location makes it easy for clients to access our legal services. Furthermore, we pride ourselves on communication: we ensure our clients get quick answers to their queries and problems. Finally, we offer virtual consultations and appointments when necessary for clients who may feel uncomfortable coming to the office in person or who might not be able to come to us for any reason.
When you have suffered serious injuries due to a defective product, you may struggle with the fact that the insurance company and the company that caused your injuries may seem to ignore the extent of your injuries and your losses. At Finkelstein & Partners, we focus on our clients as we aim to provide them with the comprehensive support they need to effectively handle their claims.
Are you ready to start moving forward with your Middletown product liability claim? Contact Finkelstein & Partners to receive the comprehensive legal support you need.
Compensation for Product Liability Incidents in Middletown
Following severe injuries from a Middletown accident, you may wonder just how much you can expect to recover. At Finkelstein & Partners, we cannot guarantee the compensation you will receive for your injuries.
Compensation may depend on many criteria:
- Who caused your accident
- What insurance policy, if relevant, covers the liable party
- What injuries you sustained.
Your compensation may also ultimately depend on whether you have a lawyer on your side, fighting to help you recover the compensation you may deserve for those injuries. At Finkelstein & Partners, we help our clients look carefully at the losses they may have sustained because of dangerous products.
Your Medical Costs
Defective products can lead to serious injuries, which may leave you with substantial medical bills. In some cases, that may mean that you need to pay for the cost of emergency medical care. In other cases, you may have long-term medical bills related to that defective product use. At Finkelstein & Partners, we help our clients evaluate their current medical expenses and any ongoing medical costs they may face as a direct result of a defective product accident.
Your Wage Losses
If a defective product causes serious injuries, you may be out of work for a long time. Sometimes, your injuries may prevent you from working for a relatively short period. Other times, however, your time off work may drag on. Your employer might not have the means to bring you back to work or to provide you with work to do, despite your injuries.
You may have to spend time focusing on your recovery rather than trying to fit in work on top of it. Talk to your lawyer about the wage losses you have faced as a direct result of a defective product. Your lawyer can help you determine how much compensation you can recover for those lost wages.
As part of a comprehensive product liability claim, you may have the right to claim compensation for your overall suffering. Frequently, severe injuries lead to immense suffering. You may not only face considerable physical pain but also ongoing emotional struggles directly related to your injuries. At Finkelstein & Partners, we want to help you put together a claim that includes all the losses you have sustained, including the suffering that went along with the incident.
Middletown Product Liability Claims: What You Need to Know
Defective product claims can occur for various reasons, and defective products can cause anything from relatively minor injuries to severe injuries that may have long-term consequences in every area of your life.
Common injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations, often with long-term scarring
- Head trauma
- Back and neck injuries
Product liability accidents occur across Middletown due to serious negligence on the part of product owners.
Medical Device Errors
Did you suffer serious injuries due to a medical device installed at Garnet Health Medical Center or Middletown Medical Center? Unfortunately, medical devices remain among the most dangerous devices on the market and some of the most frequently recalled. Defective medical devices can cause serious injury or, in many cases, death.
Dealing with defective auto parts can prove a serious problem for many people out on the road. Defective brakes, for example, can make it impossible to stop a vehicle, while defective steering can make it impossible for the driver to maintain control of the car. Unfortunately, each year, millions of vehicles end up impacted by recalls. Often, manufacturers discover the need for those recalls after a serious accident.
Children’s toys must undergo substantial testing to show their safety. Unfortunately, those toys may make it onto the market despite significant errors and defects that can increase the risk of child injury.
Fighting the Insurance Company After a Middletown Product Liability Incident
If you sustained injuries due to a defective product, you might have a long fight for compensation ahead of you. Sometimes, you must deal with the insurance company that covers the product manufacturer. In other cases, including cases in which the manufacturer does not carry insurance, you may need to directly pursue compensation from the company.
No matter who pays the compensation you deserve for your injuries, you may find yourself struggling to get that much-needed compensation. You need an attorney on your side that will help you pursue the full compensation you may deserve for those injuries. At Finkelstein & Partners, we have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies and navigating the difficulties our clients may face in pursuing compensation for their losses.
After a Middletown Product Liability Incident: Your Next Steps
You may have sustained severe injuries in a defective product incident. Now, you need to pursue compensation for your expenses. While a defective product claim cannot restore the health you lost, it can help provide you with the funds you may need to help cover your costs. Start by contacting Finkelstein & Partners to discuss your case and next steps.
We help guide our clients through the claim process to help them maximize the compensation they can recover as much as possible.
- Start a file of all your medical costs, including any co-pays or deductible amounts you may have already paid. Keep a file for your medical bills so you can easily establish exactly what medical treatment has cost.
- Keep a journal related to your recovery. Your journal can detail the difficulties you have faced due to the defective product incident and track how long it takes you to recover.
- Avoid discussing your accident or claim on social media for the duration of your recovery, especially when dealing with a big company.
- Follow any instructions issued by your medical care provider that will aid in your recovery.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help you through the complex claim process and offer advice about each stage of your journey.
Middletown Product Liability Accident FAQ
How do I know if I have grounds for a product liability claim after suffering injuries from a product?
You may have grounds for a product liability claim for several reasons. First, you will need to establish that the product contained adequate warnings to help protect you and that the product manufacturer did not miss sharing any essential information about what could result in injury if you used the product incorrectly. Inadequate warning labels can leave the product manufacturer liable for any injuries you may have sustained.
Next, you may need to show that you used the product as the manufacturer intended. You might not have the right to claim compensation if you suffered injuries by using a product considerably outside its stated use.
Finally, you may work with Finkelstein & Partners to determine whether the accident occurred because of a manufacturing defect or a defective design. In the case of a manufacturing defect, you may have the only product or a rare product with that defect. In the case of design defects, including recalls, you may join many others who suffered similar injuries due to the dangerous product.
You may have grounds for a product liability claim whenever you can show that a product broke or suffered damage despite using the product reasonably and that damage led to your injuries.
I did not use the product according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Do I still have the right to file a product liability claim?
In most cases, you will have the right to file a product liability claim only when you use the product as intended. If you used the product outside the manufacturer’s instructions, you may need to establish that you would have suffered the same injuries simply because of product use, no matter how you had used it. Contact Finkelstein & Partners to discuss how you used the product, what injuries you sustained, and how the product failed.
Will the manufacturer of a defective product have to pay my medical bills?
Defective product incidents can lead to high medical costs, so you may worry about who has to pay those bills. As the injured party, you must make arrangements to pay the bills associated with your care, regardless of who caused your accident. However, you can include your bills as part of a product liability claim, allowing you to pursue compensation for your medical costs.
Contact a Middletown Product Liability Lawyer Today
Did you suffer injuries due to a damaged or dangerous product? A Middletown product liability lawyer can help you learn more about your right to compensation. Contact Finkelstein & Partners at (845) 344-4855 to learn more about your rights.