New York City Defective Product Attorney
If you have been injured by a defective product, your case falls under an area of law called product liability. Defective products can cause all types of accidents, including auto accidents, construction accidents, and more. They can make it appear as though someone was negligent when they were not. That is just one reason why every accident that results in serious injury or death requires thorough investigation to determine the true cause and who is liable. If you know or suspect that your injuries were caused by a defective product, please talk to our New York City product liability attorneys right away.
Virtually any type of product can be defective, but some more commonly have defects that cause injuries and/or death. Examples include:
- Motor vehicles
- Child safety seats
- High chairs
- Furniture that can tip over
- Human food
- Pet food
- lawn and garden tools and equipment
- Heavy equipment
- Space heaters
- Safety equipment including smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Medical devices
- Cell phones
- Cleaning supplies
Types of Accidents Caused by Defective Products
Defective products can cause almost any type of accident or injury including:
- Auto and truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Pharmaceutical injuries
- Foodborne illness
- Nursing home injuries
Motor vehicle accidents can be caused or made worse by vehicle defects, including defective safety equipment such as air bags. Injuries and deaths in premises liability cases may actually be caused by defective products such as defective fire safety equipment or defective elevator. Injuries that appear to be the result of medical malpractice may turn out to be caused by a defective medication or medical device.
Types of Defects
Products can be defective in numerous ways. The most obvious is a manufacturing error that causes the product to break or malfunction. Defective design can also cause a product to malfunction or make it dangerous. Contamination most often affects batches or units of a product.
Failure to warn may result in a product liability claim. Failure to warn can include:
- Failing to warn health care professionals and consumers of potential side effects of drugs
- Lack of or inaccurate age limit warnings on products marketed to children
- Lack of instructions, inaccurate instructions or confusing instructions
- Other lack of warning labels
Inappropriate marketing is similar to or a form of failure to warn and includes marketing a product to an audience that cannot use it safely or advertising a product for use in a manner that it cannot be used safely.
If you believe that your injuries were caused by a defective product, please call the New York City product liability lawyers of Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC at 888-LAW-2204 or complete an online contact form today to schedule your free consultation. We have offices in Nassau and Summit Counties as well as Manhattan and Queens. We represent injured victims throughout New York City and the states of New York and Florida.