Manufacturers, designers, and sellers have a duty to ensure their products are reasonably safe for their intended use, but unfortunately, thousands of injuries are caused by defective products each year. At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, our product liability attorneys have more than 95 years of combined experience and have successfully recovered compensation for clients in all types of personal injury cases. We’re dedicated to holding responsible parties accountable and fighting to help injured victims get the maximum recovery they deserve.
Types of Product Liability Claims
Three major types of defects may come into play in product liability cases, including:
Design defects — When there’s an inherent flaw or error in the design of a product that makes it unreasonably dangerous, a product liability claim may be appropriate if that product injures someone. For instance, an electric blanket that catches on fire due to the poor design of the heating element.
Manufacturing defects — In these types of cases, the product is designed correctly, but during the manufacturing process, something happens that makes it unsafe. For example, mechanical parts or components incorrectly assembled or fastened.
Failure to warn — Adequate labeling is also a crucial element in keeping consumers safe. Manufacturers must provide visible instructions on how to properly use a product and warn of its potential dangers and side effects.
Our product liability lawyers have handled claims involving:
- Auto parts, including tires, seat belts, and airbags
- Medical devices
- Power tools and machinery such as lawnmowers
- Home appliances
- Children’s toys, products, and furniture
- Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
- Household products and chemicals
- Contaminated food
- Other types of product liability claims
Proving Product Liability Cases In New Jersey
Under the New Jersey Product Liability Act (NJPLA), all product liability claims fall within the concept of strict liability. This means that an injured person doesn’t have to prove negligence. They must only prove that the product wasn’t reasonably safe or fit for its intended purpose and their injury resulted from the defect.
Product liability law is complex. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources it takes to prove these types of claims. We fight to help injured victims recover compensation for their medical bills, loss of income, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and other damages. We understand how to accurately value your claim and aggressively pursue the full and fair amount you deserve.
What to Do If A Defective Product Has Injured You
If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, it’s important to act quickly. Your health should be your first priority — see a doctor or go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Visiting a health care provider ensures that your injuries caused by the defective product are documented.
If you still have the product that caused your injury, keep it in a safe place. Hold on to any packaging, wrapping, instructions, or manuals that came with it. If you still have the receipt of purchase, keep that too. Jot down notes about what occurred and take photos of your injuries. It’s critical to collect as much evidence as possible when building a product liability case.
Contact an experienced product liability lawyer as soon as possible. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for these types of claims is two years from the date on which the injury occurred. Our seasoned legal team at Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman can assess your case, help you understand your rights and options, and ensure that all required deadlines are met promptly. We take personal injury cases on contingency, which means you won’t owe any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Contact Our Product Liability Attorneys Today
If you believe you were injured by a defective product, having an experienced attorney by your side can make all the difference in a product liability claim. At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, our product liability lawyers are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you recover the maximum compensation you need to protect your health and your family’s financial future.
To schedule a free consultation or ask questions, call us at 201-798-2711 in Jersey City or 973-874-0556 in Newfoundland, New Jersey. You can also contact us online or use our website’s chat feature. We serve clients in Kinnelon, Vernon, West Milford, Jefferson, and throughout the state of New Jersey.
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