You may remember the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ban in 2016 on transporting Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices by aircraft because the devices’ batteries were, well… exploding.
So, what happens if you are injured by a defective product? In New York, the rule is that manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers are “strictly liable” for selling a defective product.
At a hearing before the Congressional Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs in 2007, it was estimated that each year, the United States has 27,100 deaths and 33.1 million injuries as a result of defective products. These injuries to people and property were estimated to cost up to $700 billion annually.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, contact The Coppola Firm for a free consultation to learn how we can help.