Defective Products/Product Liability

In today’s world, time and again we hear of horror stories of people being injured because of defective products. Whether it involves toys, machinery, medical products or even equipment, defective product lawsuits appears to be on the increase. Also gaining in popularity is the reality that many corporations attempt to recall their defective product but this is usually being done after there have already been considerable harm and damage to the general public.

As a consumer you have rights, while these corporations must be responsible in ensuring that their products are safe for the average consumer usage.

Product liability law, also referred to as "products liability", presides over that area of the law whereby manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and any other who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products may cause.

The objective of product liability laws is to assist in protecting consumers from these hazardous products, while holding these manufacturers, distributors, and retailers accountable for marketing these products when they are aware or should have been aware of the dangers and defects from the onset.

Product liability habitually involves retail items, but it can be extended to pretty much anything that is sold. For example, it is possible for a product liability lawsuit to arise from a defect in real estate such as a leaky wall or poorly installed electrical wiring that in turn may cause a fire or simply from usage of a defective product during construction, such as defective siding.

Product liability claims usually fall under a number of categories, depending upon the local law.

  • Manufacturing Defects: Manufacturing defects usually occur in the manufacturing process and typically involve poor-quality materials or substandard workmanship.
  • Design Defects: Design defects occur due to an oversight in the product design which inherently makes it dangerous or useless (hence defective) no matter how carefully manufactured; this can further be established when the product fails to satisfy the consumer expectations as to what constitutes a safe product.
  • Marketing Defects: A marketing defect entails such issues as inadequate warning labels or instructions, which, for example, prevent the user from identifying a defect in the product; or from being aware of how to safely apply or use the product.

In the United States, other common claims associated with product liability are negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty and other types of consumer protection claims.

While the majority of product liability laws are determined at the state level and may vary extensively, each category of product liability claim requires different elements to be proven in order to present a successful claim.

At the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., we have the necessary experience in dealing with the most complicated and complex product defect cases. If you or someone you know have been injured or have died because of a defective product, it is imperative that you reach out to an experienced defective products lawyer. Remember products frequently have defects, and many put you, the consumer, at risk. The companies who design, manufacture, and market these products must be held liable for any injuries that their products cause, regardless of significance.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:

  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering

With the help of a dedicated New York Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers’ work on a contingency basis so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.


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