Albany, NY – Car Mechanic Dies in Workplace Accident

Albany, NY – Car Mechanic Dies in Workplace Accident

Albany, NY (September 30, 2021) – A local man was killed when the mechanical jack he was using to work on a car failed, trapping him underneath the vehicle on Thursday, September 30th.

The Albany County Sheriff said the tragic death was an accidental fatality.

After responding to a residence following an emergency call, deputies discovered the adult male victim, whose name has not been released. After deputies extracted the body from underneath the car, he was pronounced dead.

The body was taken to Ellis Hospital where an autopsy will be performed. 

This accident is under investigation. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Products Liability Cases in Albany

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Products need to be designed for both utility and safety in equal measure. If there is a perceived or potential risk linked to the product, it should be redesigned without compromising the product’s utility. If the product can’t be reasonably redesigned, safeguards must be put in place. Ultimately, if the risk cannot be mitigated by a redesign or safety measures, the manufacturer is obligated to provide sufficient warnings informing the user of the potential danger.

When a product has the ability to cause harm to a customer, it is vital that manufacturers warn the public. If corporations are negligent in providing a warning and intentionally sell products that can seriously injure or kill consumers, they could be held liable. 

Regrettably, most injuries caused by defective products could have been avoided had the manufacturer exercised due care during the product’s design or given consumers an adequate warning pertaining to the possible dangers associated with the product’s use.  

New York law offers victims a cure for this injustice by permitting the injured victim or the family of a deceased victim to file a claim of product liability against the negligent party allowing them to collect financial compensation for their losses. For the claim to be valid, it must be proven that the product’s defect stems from an error in its design, a manufacturing flaw, or an insufficient or absent warning with respect to the potential dangers that come with using the product in its intended manner.

Albany Products Liability Lawyers

Our Albany personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. 

In many cases, people suffer from devastating accidents due to the reckless actions of product manufacturers, property owners, doctors, drivers, truck operators, and many more. When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligent acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a legal claim against the at-fault party. 

These claims enable injured parties to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and many other damages. In some cases, injured parties can reach out to a products liability attorney in Albany to get the justice they deserve.

Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward from the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Contact our products liability lawyers in New York at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.