Defective Product Attorneys in West Orange, New Jersey
Consumers put a great deal of trust into the companies that serve us. Whether it is a pharmaceutical drug or device, a household good, or an automotive part, we generally assume that these products are safe. Unfortunately, consumers usually only find out that there is an issue with a product after it is too late and they have already faced the consequences. If you have been seriously harmed because of a defective product, Brown Law, LLC is here to help. To schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney who can help you hold a company accountable for their negligence, contact Brown Law, LLC today.
Categories of Product Liability
Establishing the liable party is a major part of a product liability case. In order to have a successful case, you must determine exactly what caused the accident and who was liable. You must work with your attorney to prove that the liable party’s negligence resulted in your accident. This is referred to as fulfilling the burden of proof. Your attorney may need to bring in a team of experts in the field to evaluate what went wrong. The main types of product liability cases are:
- Design Defects: A product that is not safely designed can cause a consumer to become seriously injured. An unsafe design can occur if the designer failed to account for safety during the initial product development phase. In a design defect case, the injured party is required to prove that there was a safer, more feasible, and equally practical design that would allow the product to maintain its intended function.
- Manufacturer Defects: When the design of a product is determined to be safe, it is sent into production, known as manufacturing. If a manufacturer deviates from the approved design, the product may not be as safe as it should be and can ultimately cause a consumer to become seriously injured. In a manufacturer design case, the injured party must prove that there was a deviation from the sound design.
- Failure to Warn: Even if a product is designed and manufactured as intended, it is important for the company to include clear warnings and instructions with the product to ensure user safety. Injuries can occur if a product is used incorrectly because there were not adequate labels or warnings about the potential dangers of the product. The company can be held accountable for failure to warn of any hazards when using the product.
Contact an Essex County Injury Attorney
If you have been seriously injured because of a defective product, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney who can assess your case, guide you through your legal options, uncover the negligent parties, and hold them accountable. You may be entitled to compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that you have faced as a result of your accident. Our firm can help. Contact Brown Law, LLC today to schedule a consultation.