New Jersey Product Liability Attorneys Recover Just Compensation For Injuries
Experienced Team With Proven Track Record
Faulty playground equipment. A defective infant car seat. A coffee maker that catches on fire. In the United States, thousands of injuries occur every year due to situations involving defective or dangerous products. If you have suffered an injury due to a defective product, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Lomurro Law concentrate on product liability law. They have over 130 years of combined experience and a proven track record of success recovering just compensation for injuries.
What Is Product Liability Law?
Product liability law is designed to protect consumers who are injured by defective products, offering a legal remedy for injuries suffered. By filing a product liability lawsuit, injured consumers can enforce their rights and recover compensation for their injuries. Consumer products are generally expected to meet a certain level of expectations. When a product has a defect or poses a danger, depending upon the situation, different parties may be held responsible for any injuries the consumer suffered as a result of using the defective or dangerous product. Injured parties may recover monetary compensation for lost wages, medical bills, continuing medical care and other damages.
Product Liability Case Results
$1 Million Settlement – After a head-on collision, the Plaintiff was trapped and had to be extricated from his van. It was determined that the manufacturer of the van was partially at fault because of the van’s significant buckling damage. Plaintiff suffered internal injuries and major injuries to his lower extremities and chest.
$675,000 Settlement – During work, while unpacking a crate full of marble slabs and fireplace hearths, a hearth slipped from the Plaintiff’s grasp and fell back into the box. This caused all of the hearths to fall like dominoes onto his wrist and forearm, crushing them. A packaging expert found that the crate used to package the materials had design flaws and that this particular crate was not optimal for storing these materials. The crate was also packed negligently. Additionally, no safety instructions were ever given to the Plaintiff by his employers.
Types Of Product Liability Defects
If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, three types of product liability claims may apply to your case:
Manufacturing defects occur due to an unintentional defect in manufacturing. By definition, this occurs when “the product departs from its intended design even though all possible care was exercised in the preparation and marketing of the product.” In these situations, if a poorly manufactured product caused injury due to a defect in manufacturing, the manufacturer must pay for injuries sustained.
Design defects concern the manufacturer’s plans in producing the product, specifically with regard to decisions regarding a product’s safety. When there is an inherent flaw in a product’s design that causes it to be unreasonably dangerous, it is considered a design defect. The company is liable for a design defect when there was a foreseeable risk posed by the product when it was manufactured as intended and the product was used for its intended purposes.
Marketing defects concern flaws in how a product is marketed. This may include insufficient instructions, improper labeling or inadequate safety warnings. When issuing product warning labels and instructions, manufacturers are required to warn consumers of hidden dangers in using the product. The manufacturer is also required to provide instructions to users concerning how to safely use a product so that the user can avoid any potential dangers.
Extensive Legal Knowledge And Client-Focused Counsel By Leading New Jersey Product Liability Attorneys
Suffering an injury due to a faulty product can be a traumatic experience. We are here to help protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve. The team of top New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Lomurro Law focus on product liability law. We have the experience and a proven track record of success in securing just compensation for our clients. Our team is your most powerful resource; several members of our team have been listed to the New Jersey Top 100 Super Lawyers list. For a free consultation; contact our Freehold office today at 732-482-9285 or online.