Consumer Product Injury

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Consumer Product Injury

Kreindler & Kreindler fight to get compensation for those hurt by unsafe products.

Whether a faulty item injures one person or hundreds of people, firms who produce potentially dangerous products should be held accountable for their negligence.

Kreindler has a 70-year record of substantial financial recovery for serious injuries and fatalities in a wide variety of circumstances, with claims that often involve global brands such as Toyota and Campbell Soup. 

The resources and reputation to challenge even the largest global companies.

Attorneys across the U.S. turn to Kreindler for the most challenging product liability cases.

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Successful Settlement Against Toyota

Keyless car ignitions have become increasingly popular. However, there are hidden dangers with this system. Today, drivers able to depart from their parked vehicle with their keys even if the engine continues to run. Making matters worse, each year manufacturers are producing quieter automobile engines. 

It’s an inexcusable design flaw. Changes will happen, but people are dying while we’re waiting.
~ Noah Kushlefsky | Attorney and Partner
Kreindler Partner Noah Kushlefsky Interviewed about Deadly Push Button Ignitions

Apparently, that was the case for a New York City resident who parked her Toyota in her garage. Overnight, the automobile continued to emit carbon monoxide, which seeped into her house causing permanent brain damage to her and killing her boyfriend. 

Kreindler partner Noah Kushlefsky sued Toyota on the woman’s behalf, settling for a substantial, but confidential sum.  After at least 13 similar deaths and countless non-fatal injuries, he has also become an advocate for a simple shut-off switch that could prevent these tragedies.

Our firm’s partners are frequently appointed by judges to play a leading role in Mass Tort or Multi-District Litigation with many different plaintiffs.

The Outcome of Cases Hinge on Minor Technical Details

Inside New York Torts Law book Chapter 16 Products Liability page.
Kreindler’s New York Law of Torts (Vols. 14-16)

In pursuing product liability cases, Kreindler attorneys work with investigators, engineers, and product safety experts, who may also testify in court. We stay current with relevant case law and consumer product safety regulations. Our focus is proving that the product was defective, that it caused your injury, and that the manufacturer was therefore liable.

Our legal team also incorporates evidence from similar claims against the same manufacturer to show a trend of negligence or related issues. Product liability often centers on a product’s faulty design or a manufacturing defect, leading to malfunction or other danger in the course of normal use. Liability can also be based on inadequate instructions or safety warnings.

New York Law of Torts

Kreindler's New York Law of Torts Treatise

Kreindler has literally written the book on New York tort law. Our partners wrote and edit this well-regarded industry treatise in which veteran litigators from Kreindler analyze torts involving individuals, companies, joint tortfeasors, family members, and government.

Look inside the book here

What You Need to Know to Make the Right Decisions

You can speak with a Kreindler attorney in a free initial consult to get your questions answered and understand your options, with no obligation, or risk, to you. You pay us nothing unless our efforts result in financial compensation for you. We even cover the expenses during trials and negotiations.

Kreindler attorneys work to ensure you are financially compensated not just for medical costs associated with your serious injury, but also impact such as pain and suffering and loss of wages.

Potentially dangerous consumer products include:

  • Faulty airplanes
  • Aviation components
  • Warnings and instructions
  • Defective helicopters and components
  • Faulty auto parts
  • Automobile, truck and bus design
  • Defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs
  • Consumer injury claims
  • Faulty industrial and construction equipment, including defective conveyor belts, ladders and scaffolding equipment

A Focus on Representing Those With Permanent or Life-Threatening Injuries and Fatalities

These can be some of the most challenging cases due to the amount of compensation demanded. Representing multiple victims of the same product defect, for example in a class-action suit, can offer substantial advantages in leverage and cost-sharing.

Nation-wide consumer-injury claims can also be complex due to varying laws in each state. Among our priorities is to have the case heard in a court venue that may be sympathetic to the plaintiffs.

Referring Counsel: Let’s Discuss Your Client’s Case 

Kreindler regularly partners with attorneys who already have a relationship with the victim or their family. If there is an award we share our fee while allowing referring attorneys to be as involved as is appropriate. 

Lawyers unfamiliar with the complex challenges of consumer product injury law may miss key issues, and therefore opportunities to secure and maximize compensation. We have the resources to dig deep and challenge even large international companies in court. 

Kreindler Attorneys Here to Answer Your Questions

Having helped so many others, we really do understand the impact a consumer product injury can have on your family and your life. Sadly, what has been done cannot be undone. However, we are here to help you achieve a sense of closure, justice, and financial security to help you move on following a tragedy. 

Call today 800.331.2782 or fill out our contact form.