Product Liability

Queens Product Liability Attorney

Representing clients injured by defective products

Products should be made with care. We hope that the company that makes these products will take every step to ensure its customers’ safety. Whether we buy products for the home or work, we do so with our safety in someone else’s hands. When designers or manufacturers fail to do their jobs properly, they put others at risk. If you have been injured by a defective product, contact an attorney. You may be entitled to compensation that can help you on the road to recovery. Our firm has been a legal resource to New York for over 25 years. Contact The Law Offices of George Poulos for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.

Defects and product liability

Defect cases can cover a range of issues, including:

  • Design defect
  • Manufacturing defect
  • Failure to warn

A design defect is when a person is seriously injured by the design of a product. For these cases, the plaintiff must prove that your injury would have been avoided if the designer decided on a safer, equally practical, and economically feasible design. You must prove that there were other options available to the designer.

Manufacturing defects are much different. In these cases, the design of the product was proper. The issue stems from a deviation when manufacturing the product. In these cases, you will have to prove that your injuries would have been avoidable if the manufacturer followed the initial design.

Another issue is the lack of proper warnings that appropriately alert the dangers of using the product. Most products come with warnings and guidelines for use. When a person is injured by a product that should have a warning against the action that caused harm, it may constitute a product liability case.

Examples of product liability cases

There are too many product liability cases that have made national news to list by name. Some auto defect cases include:

  • SUV rollover incidents
  • Defective acceleration pedals
  • Unmanageable motorcycles

More common are incidents of product liability involving the parts of a vehicle, including:

  • Batteries
  • Airbags
  • Tires
  • Seat belts
  • Floor mats
  • Brake systems

Some of the many product liability lawsuits regarding household products include:

  • Toys
  • Cribs
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Furniture
  • Cleaning Products
  • Batteries
  • Exercise Equipment

Industrial products can also cause injuries, including some notable incidents involving the following products:

  • Scaffolding
  • Ladders
  • Hand tools
  • Wood chippers
  • Safety equipment

Contact an experienced Queens personal injury attorney to discuss your legal matter

If you were injured by the negligence of a manufacturer or designer of a product, it is important to discuss your legal matter with an effective and experienced law firm. The Law Offices of George Poulos have represented clients in New York for over 25 years. We understand the uncertainty after sustaining serious injury. If you have been injured and believe that negligence was involved, we can help you assess your case, explore which type of defect caused your injury and guide you through your legal options. To schedule a consultation, contact The Law Offices of George Poulos.