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Have you been injured due to a defective product? With over 35 years of experience with product liability related cases, Curan & Ahlers is ready to fight for you. Curan & Ahlers handles product defect related cases in Westchester County and throughout New York. If you're looking for experienced product liability attorneys, give us a call today.

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New York Product Liability Lawyers: We Can Help You With Your Product Liability Claim


If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or accident that is related to a product, you may be entitled to compensation. It's important to know your rights and understand the process before taking legal action.

Below you'll learn more about what product liability claims are, how to file a claim, how to prove a product was defective, and how the New York product liability attorneys at Curan & Ahlers can help with your product liability claim.

What is a product liability claim?

According to US law, product manufacturers, designers, and distributors have a legal responsibility to ensure products released to the public don't pose an unreasonable risk of injury or illness. 

Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Whether it's down to carelessness or negligence, there are numerous products released every year that harm consumers. 

Product liability claims can be grouped into three main categories: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing malfunctions: 


  • Design defects are problems with the way a product is made or planned.

  • A manufacturing defect refers to mistakes that happen during production of an item, such as using faulty materials or improperly constructing something in factories where it's manufactured.

  • A marketing malfunction is caused by inaccurate or incomplete information provided to consumers about a product.

How to file a product liability claim in New York

If you've suffered an injury or illness that was caused by a product, you might have grounds to file a claim. These claims are heard in civil court and the maximum time limit, or statute of limitations for product liability claims, is three years from when your injury occurred.

If you've been injured by a defective product, the first step is to speak with an experienced product liability lawyer. They can help you assess your case and determine whether filing a claim is the best course of action for you.

How to prove a product was defective

To file a product liability claim in New York, you'll need to provide evidence that the product was defective and caused your injury. This might include documentation of the injury itself, medical bills, pictures of the product, eyewitness testimony, or expert witness statements.

In order to file a product liability claim in New York, you must be able to prove that the product was defective and that this defect caused your injury. There are four main ways this can be done:

  • Foreseeability - If it would have been obvious when designing or manufacturing the product that there was going to be an issue with its use and/or someone could get injured, then it can be classified as a defect.

  • Intent - If the product was made in such a way that it purposely caused harm to those who used it, this is also grounds for a defect.

  • Damage Pattern - When there is an obvious pattern of injuries or accidents related to a product, this can be used as evidence of a defect.

  • Negligence - This is when the manufacturer or designer failed to take into account existing safety standards for products like this one, which has resulted in harm caused by it.

This can be difficult to do, as the defendant will likely argue that it was not their fault and that you were somehow responsible for the accident. In order for you to win your claim, it's important that the defect is proved.
That's where our team of experienced defective product attorneys comes in. We have the knowledge and resources to build a strong case against the defendant, even if they try to shift blame onto you. We'll work tirelessly to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury.


Product liability lawyer New York: Contact Curan & Ahlers today!

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, don't hesitate to contact the New York product liability lawyers at Curan & Ahlers today.

We'll review your case, answer any questions you may have, and offer a free consultation to help you better understand what legal options are available for you. Our experienced team of New York defective product lawyers can't wait to hear from you! Call us today at  (914) 428-3313.



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Curan & Ahlers LLP

Car Injury Attorneys in Westchester County, NY
14 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, New York 10601

Local: 914-428-3313

National: 800.585.3314
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