When a product has an inherent defect or serious manufacturing flaw, it can be dangerous even when used as intended. Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C. represents consumers or workers who were seriously injured because of a corporation’s negligence or indifference to the safety of the end users.
Our NJ product liability lawyers have recovered personal injury damages in defective product cases on behalf of clients in the statewide New Jersey. We can evaluate your potential lawsuit for any product that caused serious or lasting harm:
- A chair, deck or ladder that collapsed.
- Baby cribs, toys and other children’s products.
- Faulty brakes, tires, air bags or other automobile defects.
- Heavy machinery or power tools on a construction site.
- Defective medical devices
Our attorneys work as a team to identify a specific failure in the design or manufacturing of the product, to prove the connection to your injuries and hold companies accountable for your losses. Potentially, every entity in the chain of distribution could be held liable — the design firm, the manufacturer, parts suppliers and the retailer that sold it.
As your attorney team, it is our job to show that you were injured, the extent to which you were injured and to determine who was liable for the injury. Potentially, every business in the chain of distribution could be held liable — from the company who designed it, to the company who manufactured it, to the company that sold it.
Who is Liable for a Defective Product?
When it comes to product liability cases, there are several parties who could potentially be at fault. In some cases, the fault may lie with a combination of parties. The parties that are generally responsible for product liability cases include:
- Manufacturer – If your claim involves a manufacturing defect, design defect, or involves a failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions, the manufacturer could be found responsible for your injuries.
- Retailer – Even though the retail store where you bought the injury-causing product may not have manufactured it, the retailer may still be liable for selling you a defective product.
- Wholesaler or Distributor – On the chain of distribution for a product, there may be any number of wholesalers or distributors that are potentially liable and could also be named as defendants in a product liability lawsuit.
Compensation From Product Liability Cases
In a product liability suit, the reasons you can recover compensation include:
- Lost income / wages
- Emotional distress resulting from the accident or injuries
- Medical bills resulting from injuries caused by the defective product
- Pain and suffering caused by the injuries from the defective product
- Wrongful death if the defective product caused your family member or loved one to suffer fatal injuries
In many product liability cases the resolution comes in the form of a class action lawsuit or through multi-district litigation because dangerous products usually cause injuries to hundreds, if not thousands, of users. Product liability lawyers in New Jersey can help you determine if joining a class action or MDL is the right choice for your case. Isolated product liability cases also occur frequently and it is always a good idea to find an experienced product liability lawyer if you plan to go against the product manufacturer for compensation.
An Experienced NJ Product Liability Lawyer Can Help You
There is no federal product liability law. Rather, product liability claims are brought under state laws. In New Jersey, product liability claims are brought under theories of negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, or a failure to warn. Choosing a law firm with experience in products litigation is a good first step in seeking compensation for your injury.