New Jersey Product Liability Attorneys
If a person is seriously injured or killed while using a product in its intended manner, the manufacturer may be liable.
Legal liability may extend in some cases to distributors, retailers, or sellers. Companies are required to warn their customers of potential hazards involving their products. Visible warning labels, appropriate instructions, or adequate disclaimers must accompany every product. Manufacturers must also ensure that poor-quality parts are not utilized in the products they make. New Jersey law is constantly evolving in this area.
If you or a loved one is injured as the result of a dangerous, defective, or malfunctioning product, you are entitled to compensation.
We will thoroughly analyze your case to determine the most viable path to take to best pursue a recovery for you. We will access the facts and retain properly qualified experts to assist us in developing the most effective theories of liability.
Among the factors we will analyze and investigate are:
· Strict liability
· Failure to warn
· Industry standards
· Res Ipsa Loquitur
· Federalization and other regulatory concerns, requirements, and standards
· Successor liability
· Potential for a class action
· Express and/or implied warranties
To speak with an experienced New Jersey Product Liability Lawyer immediately call us toll-free at 1–800–923–3456 FREE or contact us online to discuss your legal matter today.
Do You Need Help With a New Jersey Product Liability Claim?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced product liability lawyers at Garces Grabler & Associates can help.
We have represented hundreds of clients in product liability cases involving a wide range of products, including:
- Automobiles and car parts
- Sporting goods
- Medical devices and pharmaceuticals
Defects Leading to Serious Injury
When a product has defects in its design manufacture, distribution, or in the instructions and warnings to the user, those defects and deficiencies may result in foreseeable injury.
For everything from medications to chainsaws, automotive products, bicycles, toaster ovens, and cleaning fluids, the designers, manufacturers, and distributors of products must ensure that consumers and workers are sufficiently protected from being injured by the products’ use. Employers must also not intentionally utilize potentially harmful products to ensure that their employees are protected.
One example of a serious injury that can be caused by product defects is entrapment. This happens when part of the product, such as a door or window, closes or traps a body part, such as a finger or arm. If the person cannot get free, the result can be a crushed limb or amputation.
Another example is lacerations, which are cuts that occur when the skin encounters a sharp object. Lacerations can be relatively minor, requiring only basic first aid, or they can be very severe, requiring surgery and hospitalization.
In some cases, product defects can even lead to death. For example, if a car has a defective ignition switch, the car may stall in traffic, putting the driver and passengers at risk of being hit by oncoming traffic. Or if a piece of machinery has a defect that causes it to catch fire, the resulting explosion could kill or injure anyone nearby.
Product defects can cause serious injuries, and in some cases, death. If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. An experienced attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options.
There are many ways a product can be defective and cause serious injury. A failure to properly protect a product’s user from harm, or a failure to properly warn a consumer of potential dangers inherent in the nature and use of a product, may constitute product liability.
Most of us assume that products must be safe if they’re offered for sale at a reputable store. As thousands of Americans discover each year, reputation and regulation aren’t always enough to guarantee that a product is safe. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency charged with overseeing the safety of most products sold in the U.S., recalls hundreds of products each year.
While some products are recalled because they’re simply not effective, many are pulled from store shelves because they pose a danger to consumers. In some cases, design flaws make a product dangerous to use. In others, manufacturing defects result in a dangerous product. Still other times, it’s the lack of proper warnings that causes serious injury.
Listed below are a few of the possible ways in which a product may be defective:
- Design defects: A design defect exists when a product is not reasonably safe for its intended use. This can happen when the design of the product is inherently dangerous, or when the manufacturer fails to warn consumers of known risks associated with using the product.
- Manufacturing defects: A manufacturing defect occurs when there is something wrong with the way a product is made, such as a mistake in the manufacturing process or the use of substandard materials. As a result, the product does not meet the consumer’s expectations in terms of safety and quality.
- Labeling defects: A labeling defect exists when a product’s labels or instructions fail to warn consumers of known risks associated with using the product. This can happen when the manufacturer fails to include important information about the product’s risks, or when the information that is included is misleading or inaccurate.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An experienced product liability lawyer can help you understand your rights and options. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today for a free consultation.
If you have been injured by a defective or dangerous product, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.