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When people buy products, they expect that they are safe to use. The majority of the time, this is true and there are no issues. While this is true, it is possible for products to be defective and malfunction while people are using them. This can cause serious accidents and injuries to those who are using them. Individuals who suffer from injuries as the result of a product malfunction may want to seek justice for their suffering. This can be done through product liability laws. When dealing with these matters, contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability law exists to hold manufacturers liable for the products they make. Under this law, companies are required to create items that are safe for people to use without threat of injury. If a manufacturer is negligent during production, thus failing to provide the legal standard of care to their customers, they can be held responsible as a result. This is possible under product liability law. Negligence can include anything that deviates from the usual process of production. Malfunctions can be seen in items such as household appliances, children’s toys, motor vehicles, and more. 

Another requirement under product liability law is to provide warning labels on products that may be deemed dangerous to use. This ensures those who buy it are instructed on how to use it properly in order to avoid injuring themselves. Without a label, products can be misused and harm consumers. In these situations, manufacturers can also be held liable in the event of injury due to the absence of a warning. 

What Types of Products Can Be Involved?

There are several ways an injury may occur due to a defective product. In court, there are three types of defect cases that are commonly seen. This includes design defects, manufacturer defects, and the failure to warn. 

Design defects are when the designer of a product did not account for the buyer’s safety when they came up with the idea for it. Manufacturer defects occur when the manufacturer cut corners during production and created an item that is faulty. When the company does not provide a warning label for products that can cause injuries, this is known as failure to warn. 

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.


Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.


Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.


Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.


Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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