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Pedestrian Accident

$1.1 Million

Our client was injured in a pedestrian accident.

Car Accident


Our client was injured while being a passenger in a car that was struck.

Slip & Fall


Our client was injured in a slip and fall accident.

Construction Accident


Our client was injured after being involved in a forklift accident.

Construction Accident


Our client was injured in a construction accident at a housing development.


Seeking Damages for Injuries Caused by Unsafe Products

Whenever you use a product manufactured and sold by a company—whether a household appliance, a garden tool, food, medicine, a car, or a toy for your toddler—you have a right to expect that the product will not present any safety hazards when it is employed for its intended or foreseeable use. Unfortunately, however, there are times when a product is put on the market before it has been thoroughly tested or researched regarding the risks it might present. And, when an injury occurs as a consequence, the manufacturer of the product may be held accountable for those injuries in a product liability lawsuit.

If you have been injured by a defectively designed or manufactured product, contact Queens product liability attorney John Cassisi. For two decades, he has been dedicated to helping clients in Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn seek damages to which they are legally entitled for their injuries.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability cases are a special type of negligence claim, which are based on four elements:

  • A defendant owes a duty to the plaintiff;
  • The defendant breaches the duty;
  • The breach causes an injury to the plaintiff; and
  • The plaintiff suffers damages as a result.

In product liability cases, all manufacturers owe a duty to consumers to provide products that serve their intended or foreseeable use without creating an unreasonable risk of physical harm. In cases involving complex products, such as cars, responsible parties may include not only the primary manufacturer but also a parts supplier, such as a tire company. Several of the entities within the chain of manufacture or distribution may owe a duty to the user of a product.

Product liability claims are often based on the argument that a product is defectively designed. An example is a vehicle in which the gas tank is placed in a position where it is likely to be ruptured in a rear-end collision and thereby cause an explosion. If this happens, someone who is harmed can argue that the car has an inherently flawed design that presents an unreasonable risk of injury and that the carmaker knew or should have known of the flaw but failed to fix it.

There are other theories of product liability besides product design flaws. For example, a claim may be based on defective manufacture. In other words, the product may have been designed safely, but there is a problem in how it was put together that makes injury likely to result. This theory is based on the idea that a product was negligently put together, tested, or inspected.

In a strict product liability case, meanwhile, a plaintiff would show that a product is not defectively made or designed but is simply inherently dangerous. An example might be a toy gun with projectiles that can cause serious injury to children. A plaintiff can claim that the manufacturer knew or should have known that the toy should not have been marketed or sold to children, regardless of any instructions or warnings included with the product.

Another theory involves the “failure to warn.” Such cases often arise from dangerous but useful products, such as power tools. In these cases, even though the user may know that using the tool carries some risk, he or she may not be aware of a non-obvious risk. Thus, the plaintiff can argue that the manufacturer should have placed a warning label on the product to warn of unexpected dangers or risks associated with the product being used in a certain way.

As with other claims in negligence, plaintiffs in product liability cases may pursue damages from injury to person or property, including medical costs, lost income, permanent disability, pain and suffering, and sometimes punitive damages.

Call Now to Discuss Your Product Liability Case

If you or someone close to you has been injured from utilizing a product, such as in an automobile accident or motorcycle accident, you should consult a seasoned Queens product liability lawyer to determine whether you may have a case, in addition to any other potential negligence claims.

To set up a free, no-obligation consultation on your personal injury case, contact John Cassisi at 718-441-5050, or use our online form.


Real People, Real Stories

The best of the best! I truly don’t know what I would do without the advice and guidance of John Cassisi and his law firm. I trust them implicitly and time and time again they have come through for my family and I and have helped us tremendously. I am forever grateful for everything they have done for us. If you need a firm you can trust that yields successful top notch results, look no further.

– Harriet D

The Cassisi Law Firm is a highly professional caring Lawfirm. My entire family has been clients of John Cassisi for over twentyfive years. He has become part of my family in many ways. I would recommend his firm to anyone and have. John Cassini always has his clients best interests at heart. Sincerely, The Adolino Family.

– Craig Adolino

My experience with TCLF was nothing but positive. My case was given individualized attention and Mr. Cassisi and his staff were extremely kind. When going through an already difficult time, knowing that my case was being handled by an attorney I could trust had my best interest in mind was very comforting.

– Latchmee Ramnarine

After a traffic accident it’s hard to know what to do or where to turn. I am so thankful for this law firm for their diligence and excellent consultation. The entire staff and professional lawyers came to my aid and helped me to navigate these dangerous waters of accident recovery and litigation. If you want top level service and the outcome you deserve these are the lawyers for you. They’re the best period.

– Askia Richen