Product Liability

Each year, millions of consumers are at risk for a product accident due to defective products, involving manufacturing defects, design defects or marketing defects.

New Mexico Product liability

There are two main types of premise liability in New Mexico; depending on whether your injury was sustained on commercial or private property.

Defective Products, Etc.

If a person has been injured due to a defective product, the manufacturers, suppliers or retailers of that product can be held liable. Manufacturing defects of products or design defects involve defective product liability cases in which negligence occurs. The statute of limitations, in the state of New Mexico, states that an action must be brought within three years of the date in which the injury occurred. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, including compliance standards and practices for manufacturers. Defective product liability cases are complex and establishing legal fault requires testimonies from experts. Attorneys working with these types of cases will evaluate your case, inform you of your legal rights, and take action on your behalf.

Roof Crush Accidents

Roof crush is the failure and displacement of an automobile’s roof into the passenger compartment during a rollover accident, in which the vehicle tips on its side or roof. Annually, more than 10,000 Americans are killed in rollover accidents, with roof crush being identified as a cause for full and partial ejection due to collapsing roof structure. In rollover cases, there is roof crush in 80 percent of the cases, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Authority. Automobile manufacturers have a legal duty to design and manufacture vehicles that provide for the safety of occupants, which means preventing foreseeable accident injuries. It’s important to select a qualified product liability attorney who has the legal knowledge and understanding to support your case.