Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of injuries every year in the United States. If you or a loved one are injured or suffer other damages because of a product you used and a subsequent investigation reveals that the product was defective and caused the injury, there may be grounds for a products liability lawsuit. Defective products can cause serious injuries and permanent disabilities. People injured by defective products need expensive medical treatment, may no longer be able to work or independently care for themselves, or enjoy their life as they would normally do so. Compensation earned for a products liability case will sufficiently cover medical expenses, lost wages, emotional damages, and any other losses the victim has incurred.

Food, automobiles, children’s toys, car seats, seat belts, air bags, medicines, medical devices, household appliances, and smoke detectors are some of the more common products that tend to be defective and cause injury.

People injured by defective products can seek compensation from any liable party in the production chain. These parties can include the following:

  • Designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers

Claims most commonly connected with products liability are negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, and various consumer claims. There are three (3) types of products liability claims:

  • Manufacturing defects- unintended defect that makes the product more dangerous than the consumer expects
  • Design defect- defect is inherent in the design of the product
  • Failure to warn- the product did not have the proper warning labels on the packaging informing the consumer of safety hazards

If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, you need experienced legal help immediately. Remember that your potential products liability claim has a statute of limitation, so it is important that you act promptly on filing your claim.

If you would like to discuss an injury, you can contact us at 877-580-2200, use the form at the right, or email us at contact@southjerseylawyers.com

Evening hours are available and we offer a FREE initial consultation.