New Jersey Product Liability Attorney
Have You Been Injured By a Defective Product?
When you purchase a product, you have every reason to believe the product is safe for use or for consumption; however, that is not always the case. In fact, thousands of individuals are injured every year by defective and dangerous consumer products—products that were either flawed in design or manufacturing, or even products that simply failed to warn about inherent dangers. If that happened to you, we can help.
If you suffered harm from the use of a faulty product, you may have grounds to file a product liability claim. These cases involve lawsuits against the designer, manufacturer, and/or distributor of a product—whether that product is a drug, medical device, machine, or vehicle.
Designers, manufacturers, and distributors have a legal responsibility to provide consumers with products that are safe for their use and consumption. Should they fail to do that, they can be held liable for injuries. If you believe you have grounds to file a lawsuit, call our product liability lawyers in New Jersey for a free consultation.
The Three Types of Product Defects
- Design defect: when a product is inherently defective due to its design. In these cases, it would need to be proven that a safer alternative to the design would have been economically feasible and practical, and that it would have retained its primary purpose.
- Manufacturing defect: when the product defect occurs during manufacturing—such as from the use of low-quality materials.
- Marketing defect: when a known defect was not communicated to consumers through sufficient labels and directions.
Legal Remedies in Product Liability Claims
The two main theories that can apply to defective product cases include:
- Negligence – In a product liability claim involving negligence, the plaintiff would need to prove that the defendant (either the manufacturer or distributor) breached their duty, that the breach of duty is what caused an injury to the plaintiff, and that the plaintiff suffered actual damage. An example of a negligent lawsuit would be a manufacturer who did not properly test a product before sending it out.
- Strict Liability – Strict liability does not focus on the manufacturer’s behavior; rather, it focuses on the state of the product. Under this legal theory, someone could be liable even if negligence was not in play. To prove this, it would need to be proven that a defect occurred during manufacturing. The plaintiff would not need to prove the manufacturer’s behavior fell below the standard level of care.
Levinson Axelrod: Your Neighbors, Your Lawyers
Our firm knows defective products can pose a serious danger to their users. We also know such cases are extremely complex—especially when there are multiple manufacturers who were involved in the production of the item. If you feel like you have suffered from the use of a dangerous product, our New Jersey defective product lawyers at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. are here to help you seek maximum compensation.
We can help with a wide variety of product liability claims, such as those involving the following:
To learn more about how our New Jersey product liability attorneys can help, call (732) 440-3089. We have vast experience in this area of the law and are ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.