Long Island Product Liability Attorneys


Many of the products we use every day can potentially cause a great deal of harm. We count on companies to test their products and make them as safe as possible. However, from choking hazards in children’s toys to busted car airbags, dangerous products continue to be released into the market. When companies do not take safety seriously, many people can be injured.

One way to hold companies accountable for defective products is through a product liability claim. At Finz & Finz, P.C., our Long Island product liability attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of our clients, many of whom have been injured by defective products. Our highly experienced team of Long Island personal injury lawyers includes a former New York Supreme Court Justice, giving us unique insight that many other firms lack. Contact our Long Island office today to speak to one of our lawyers.

What Is Product Liability?

Product liability is the legal doctrine that companies can be held financially responsible for injuries caused by defective products. There are three ways in which a product can be found defective, which are as follows:

  • Design defects – If a product has a design flaw that makes it dangerous to users, the company that designed it can be held responsible for any resulting injuries. Children’s toys with small parts that can easily be swallowed are an example of a design defect.
  • Manufacturing defects – Sometimes, the design is correct, but something went wrong with how it was made. That is considered a manufacturing defect. An example of this is when a prescription drug gets contaminated with a harmful chemical during the manufacturing process.
  • Failure to warn or provide proper instructions – While there is no way to fully prevent all accidents involving potentially dangerous products, companies still have a responsibility to warn users of reasonable risks from using their products. They should also instruct the proper way to use certain products to avoid harm. For example, the risk of using certain machinery or consumer products should be clearly communicated through sticker warnings to the end user. If a warning is not properly communicated, or not communicated at all, through appropriate stickers, the manufacturer may be held liable for any resulting injuries that could have otherwise been avoided had there been the necessary warnings. Dangerous drug cases are also a common example of “failure to warn” claims, as drug manufacturers may have failed to communicate certain side effects that can injure patients.