When people purchase an item, they do so with the expectation that it will not hurt them. However, if those who make the products are negligent in doing so, they can become defective and malfunction. When this happens, they can cause serious injuries to those who use them, possibly even impacting them for the rest of their life. Those who are facing these situations often wish to seek justice for their suffering. This can be done under product liability laws. In doing so, it is important to contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance.
What is Product Liability?
Manufacturers are held responsible for the products they make under product liability laws. This gives them the obligation of creating safe products that do not cause a threat of harm to consumers. In the event that a manufacturer engages in negligent activity and does not provide people with the proper standard of care, they can be held liable for any accidents that occur as a result. Negligence can include anything that deviates from regular protocol. This is sometimes seen in products such as household appliances, children’s toys, motor vehicles, and more.
In addition to this, manufacturers must also provide warning labels on products that may be dangerous to use. This notifies consumers how to use it correctly so that they may avoid hurting themselves. Without labels, products can be misused and cause serious injuries. In the event of this, manufacturers can also be held liable for accidents under product liability law.
What Types of Products Can Be Involved?
There are several ways an injury can occur due to a defective product. The court usually sees three main types of defect cases. This includes the following:
- Design defects: When a designer of a product does not consider the consumer’s safety when designing it.
- Manufacturer defects: When a manufacturer cuts corners during the production process and creates a defective item
- Failure to warn: When a company fails to provide a warning label on products that have the potential to cause injuries if used incorrectly.
Contact our Firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.