New Jersey Product Liability Lawyer
Protecting Consumers from Dangerous Products
If you’ve been injured by negligence, product liability claims are one of the ways our New Jersey personal injury firm helps injured victims pay for their lifetime medical care, rehabilitation, and non-medical needs. Call (800) 909-8129 for a free review of your case to learn about your legal options.
Defective product claims fall under product liability law, which dictates when and how a manufacturer can be sued for making unsafe items. Creators and manufacturers are obligated to create products that are designed and tested to be safe. When an item fails to do what it was promised or created to do, then the damage caused by the product should be paid for by the company. Unfortunately, manufacturers aren’t known for their altruism, and many people who are harmed by defective products are left bankrupt by their medical bills, lifetime care, lost earnings, and more.
Defective products include nearly any type of product, including:
- Bicycle helmets
- Safety harnesses
- Electric blankets
- Harmful food/medication
- Dangerous toys
- Park playgrounds
- Medical items
Types of Product Liability Claims
Defective product claims have three categories: defective design, defective manufacturing, and failure to warn. Each type of claim is determined by at what point the product became dangerous to the consumer. Some items are inherently dangerous, indicating poor design. Other products are safe normally, but may have been contaminated or poorly made. Still others can be safe and well-manufactured…but lack appropriate instructions for safe usage.
How Do You Prove Product Liability?
To win a product liability case, you must be able to prove:
- You were injured or you suffered losses. If you were not injured or there was no damage, then you do not have a claim.
- The product is actually defective. There may have been a flaw in the making of the item, it was designed poorly, or the company failed to provide adequate warnings or instructions.
- The defect is what caused your injury or losses.
You were using the product as it was intended.
Thorough Investigation from Industry Experts
The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. has been investigating the causes of serious injuries since 1987. Our approach demands a thorough investigation of every possible cause—including figuring out if your injuries were caused or made worse by unsafe products. For instance, if you were injured in a rollover car accident, then your car’s manufacturing might have been a factor. It’s not necessary for a product to cause your injury in order to hold the manufacturer responsible. If your damages were made worse by a defective product, the makers can be held responsible for some of your damages.
Our New Jersey personal injury attorney has collected tens of millions of dollars because we explore every possible avenue of compensation for our clients.
Find out if you have a case today—call (800) 909-8129 or contact us online to get honest answers and straightforward counsel for free. Our clients never pay upfront, and we only get paid if you win. Se habla español.
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Q:How is a personal injury claim different from a personal injury lawsuit?
A:If you wish to hold the person responsible for your injuries liable, it is important to know the differences between a claim and a lawsuit. A personal injury claim is the first step, when your attorney files against the parties responsible or liable for the injury. A personal injury lawsuit comes after the claim, taking place in a court of law, if the original claim did not yield the compensation desired by the plaintiffs.
Q:What is negligence?
A:Negligence is one of the key aspects of any personal injury case. Negligence occurs when a person or party does not act with the proper amount of care and caution that a reasonable person would use to prevent harm or injury to another individual, or when the person or party does something harmful that a careful and reasonable person would not have done in a similar situation.
Q:How important is negligence to my case?
A:Negligence is perhaps the most integral factor in an injury claim or lawsuit, and in order to fight for justice against the liable party (also called the defendant), you must first be able to prove their negligence and that it is the direct cause of your injuries.