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Compensation for Injuries Caused by Defective Products
When we purchase a product, we do not expect our safety to be jeopardized by that product. Nevertheless, faulty products can still find their way into our homes. The injuries a person can sustain from a defective product may cause severe physical pain, emotional suffering, and even financial strain. To help an injury victim and his or her family recover from such unexpected challenges, they may seek compensation from product manufacturers.
At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our New Jersey injury lawyers have the experience and knowledge to build an effective case on your behalf. To find out more about how we can help, please contact us for a free consultation. We have dedicated more than 20 years to protecting the rights of our clients.
Who is Liable for Defective Products?
Manufacturers have an obligation to sell safe products that are free from defects. As a consumer, you have the right to certain safety standards when you purchase any sort of product. Product liability ensures that all manufacturers, vendors, wholesalers, and distributors sell products to consumers that are safe. Examples of ensuring safety include the use of non-lead paint on children's toys and making sure that products pose no harm to the user when they are properly operated. Liability laws also require that all goods sold display proper warnings when necessary, such as posting choking hazard notices on items with small parts intended for young children, or properly pointing out in writing the intended use of an item.
NJ Product Liability Claims
Product liability causes of action can take a few different forms. A product liability claim can refer to a design defect, in which an item's design is inherently flawed and poses a threat to those who use it. It can also refer to a manufacturing defect in which, despite a well-thought-out design, the product is improperly manufactured, thus creating a potential hazard with the item and its intended use. Product liability can also refer to a marketing defect in which labeling prevents the consumer from recognizing some sort of hidden danger in the product's use, whether it be intended for a certain minimum age of consumer or pose any sort of risk if improperly operated.
If a defect is discovered by the company who produces or manufactures the product, it is that company's responsibility to inform its consumers of the product's defect. The company must do this through either direct correspondence with the consumer or through a governing agency such as the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. Also, if a product poses a potential risk to the consumer after the product's warranty has expired, the company that manufactures the product is still responsible for the risk, provided that risk comes about through normal intended use over an extended period of time. Ultimately, all products must be safe for consumers when those items are properly cared for and properly used.
Legal Guidance & Representation
Whether it's a packaging error; a potentially harmful manufacturing or design defect; or the inability of the manufacturer to properly warn you of a hazard, Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. may be able to assist you after dangerous product related death or injury. We are committed to helping our clients get the compensation that they rightfully deserve. Call our law firm at (609) 240-0040 to learn more about your legal options.
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