When buying a product, you assume it has been designed and manufactured carefully. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, products actually result in serious injury. If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, you may be entitled to compensation. Read on to learn more about product liability lawsuits in New Jersey and reach out to a skilled attorney with any questions you may have.
What is a Product Liability Lawsuit?
A product liability lawsuit occurs when a product does not work the way it is supposed to, and someone is seriously injured as a result.
What Should I do if I am Injured?
If you are injured by a product, you may want to throw it away. That reaction is understandable, but you should actually hang onto the product. The faulty product can be used as evidence and may help determine who is at fault. Additionally, you should reach out to a skilled product liability attorney. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a product liability case is two years from the date of the accident. If you do not file your claim within these two years, you may lose your opportunity to recover compensation.
Who is Held Responsible?
Product liability lawsuits can be complicated because it can be difficult to pin down the party at fault. The three possibilities include:
Design Defects: If a product is not safely designed, a consumer can become seriously injured. In a design defect case, the injured party must prove that there was a safer but practical and equally economical way to design the product and maintain the product’s original intent.
Manufacturer Defects: After a product design is approved, it will be sent to production. If a manufacturer deviates from the original design, the product may no longer be as safe. The injured party must prove that there was a deviation from the sound design.
Failure to Warn: A product may be designed and manufactured well, but it is important for the company to include clear warnings and instructions with the product to ensure user safety. If an injury occurs due to a lack of warnings and instructions, the company can be held accountable for failure to warn of any hazards when using the product.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a product, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to Brown Law today to discuss your case.
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We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.