Product Liability

Long Island Product Liability Lawyer

Defective Product Claims in Long Island or New York City

Every day, we use countless products at home, at work, and in our daily lives. We expect these products to work properly—and when they don’t, serious accidents can happen.

If you or someone you love was injured due to a dangerous, defective, or faulty product, you could have a claim against the manufacturer or another liable entity. It is important that you reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney with experience in product liability cases, as these are often highly complex, challenging claims. At the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III, we have been representing victims of all types of accidents, injuries, and negligence since 1996. Led by Attorney Joseph J. Perrini, III, we have successfully represented clients against major manufacturers and other corporate entities throughout New York City and the surrounding areas. To date, our firm has secured tens of millions of dollars in compensation for the injured.

Discuss your potential case at no cost with a member of our legal team today; call (888) 246-2202 or contact us online 24/7 to get started.

What Is Product Liability Law?

Product liability law is an area of personal injury law in which product manufacturers, designers, sellers, and other entities involved in the creation, production, and distribution of goods can be held legally liable when those goods are defective and, as a result, cause bodily injury or death. Although negligence often plays a role in these cases, it is not always necessary to prove that a manufacturer or another liable entity was negligent to have a product liability claim. Often, these entities are strictly liable, meaning they are always liable for injuries and deaths caused by their products when those products are defective, with few exceptions.

Product liability cases commonly involve:

  • Auto defects, such as faulty airbags or tires
  • Defective medications and pharmaceutical drugs
  • Defective medical devices, such as CPAP machines
  • Faulty household appliances and cleaning products
  • Defective industrial equipment, tools, machinery, and products
  • Unreasonably dangerous or defective children’s products
  • Faulty electronics, such as laptops, cellphones, and chargers
  • Products containing asbestos, such as building materials
  • Agricultural products, including pesticides and herbicides

Although these represent some of the most common examples of product liability cases, any product that has a faulty design, defective manufacturing, or improper labeling or marketing could serve as grounds for a claim. We encourage you to reach out to our Long Island product liability lawyer at the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III if you believe that your injuries were caused by a defective product.

What Makes a Product Defective?

It is important to note the distinction between a defective product and one that is merely dangerous. To be considered defective, a product must have some flaw that prevents it from working properly or which poses an unreasonable risk of injury to the user when used correctly and without modifications. For example, a power tool may be inherently dangerous, but this does not necessarily mean that it is defective. However, a power tool that is missing proper safety guards or warnings could be considered defective.

Generally speaking, products may contain one or more of the following types of defects:

  • Design Defect: A design defect occurs when a product is improperly designed, meaning it is unreasonably unsafe for typical use. This means that the product poses a serious risk of injury even when it is used correctly and without modifications. For example, a vehicle with an improperly designed roof that crushes during an accident may have a defective design.
  • Manufacturing Defect: A manufacturing defect refers to an error made during the actual production of the product that causes the product to become faulty. Examples include seatbelts that are incorrectly installed into vehicles, medical devices that are missing critical components, or pharmaceutical drugs that become contaminated during manufacturing.
  • Labeling/Marketing Defect: A labeling or marketing defect refers to a product that is missing proper labels, such as safety warnings or instructions, or one that is marketed for off-label use. Examples include a children’s toy with small parts that does not have a choking hazard warning or a medication that is used to treat an illness for which it has not been properly tested.

In some cases, it is obvious that a defective product caused an accident or injury. In others, it can be more difficult to determine whether a faulty product caused or contributed to the incident. In any case, it is important to work with an experienced attorney who can properly investigate your claim and work with a team of experts to determine exactly what happened and, most importantly, who is liable.

Put Nearly 30 Years of Experience on Your Side

Attorney Joseph J. Perrini, III has been practicing law since 1992. With past experience in insurance defense, and nearly 30 years of experience representing the rights of injured victims, he understands both sides of the legal system. He uses this experience to go up against major corporations, manufacturers, and insurance companies to effectively advocate for his clients. His aggressive approach has helped him secure numerous million- and multimillion-dollar results for his clients.

When you choose the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III, you can count on our team to be there for you every step of the way. We recognize that no two cases are exactly the same, which is why we provide our clients with personal attention and direct communication. We are compassionate and truly care about you and your recovery.

Call (888) 246-2202 or submit an online case evaluation form for a free consultation with an experienced Long Island product liability lawyer.


When Results Matter, Your Attorney Matters
  • Insurance Industry Insight

    Our firm knows how insurance companies operate and is prepared to leverage this insight to advocate for the recovery that you deserve.

  • Client-Centered Approach

    For us, it is not about the money. We genuinely care about our clients and will do everything we can to make them whole after an injury.

  • Personalized Legal Solutions

    Our firm is dedicated to providing you with undivided attention, as well as to tailoring our approach to your particular needs.

  • A Legacy of Results

    Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial on behalf of our clients and has recovered millions of dollars in the process.

Our Results

Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Car Accident $1,950,000

    $1,950,000.00 to plaintiff who sustained fractures to his lower extremity when involved in an intersection accident.

  • Bus Accident $1,875,000

    $1,875,000.00 to an administrative assistant who was struck in the rear by a bus and sustained cervical and lumbar herniations requiring surgery.

  • Car Accident $1,450,000

    $1,450,000.00 to a student that was injured in a Florida highway accident who sustained a lumbar herniated disc requiring surgical intervention.

  • Car Accident $1,150,000

    $1,150,000.00 to student who sustained herniated discs requiring surgery while a passenger in a van that was cut off by another motor vehicle.

  • Rear-End Accident $850,000

    $850,000.00 to a middle-aged plaintiff who was rear-ended while at a stoplight and sustained a shoulder tear and cervical disc herniation which required fusion surgery.

  • Van Accident $675,000

    $675,000.00 to a plaintiff who was struck by a van and sustained a herniated disc and extremity injuries.

  • Car Accident $675,000

    $675,000.00 to a woman involved in an automobile accident who claimed a herniated disc in her cervical spine and an aggravation of herniated and bulging discs in the cervical and lumbar spine requiring a cervical fusion surgery.

  • Pedestrian Accident $550,000

    $550,000.00 to a middle-aged plaintiff who was struck at an intersection and sustained knee injuries requiring two arthroscopic surgeries and a right shoulder tear.

  • Slip & Fall $470,000

    $470,000.00 to an 86 year old woman that tripped and fell on an uneven portion of asphalt in a parking lot who sustained a fractured left shoulder requiring a reverse arthroplasty.

  • Slip & Fall $450,000

    $450,000.00 to a middle-aged plaintiff who tripped and fell when she attempted to step over a plastic gate that was utilized to keep the defendant’s dog from gaining access to certain rooms in the defendant’s house (defendant offered $25,000.00 prior to obtaining the jury verdict).


Hear What Past Clients Have to Say About Us
  • “If you want a personal injury lawyer that will not back down from insurance carriers and their lawyers, Joseph J. Perrini, III is the attorney that will fight for you until you win the best settlement for your injuries.”

    - William M.
  • “He took the time to explain each step of the process and helped me to better understand the legal side of things. He settled on our behalf and delivered as promised, earlier than expected. We would use Mr. Perrini again without hesitation!”

    - K. H.
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    - Leon P.
  • “He will fight to make sure justice prevails and will go toe-to-toe on your behalf. I am very pleased with the settlement and the outcome. If you're looking for a good attorney for your case, you will not be disappointed. I recommend him without hesitation.”

    - Watchman S.
  • “He and his staff were very professional and helpful. He fought for my rights and ensured that I got an appropriate settlement. Every time I spoke to anyone from the office, they asked how I was feeling and made sure I understood each step in the process.”

    - Danielle E.