Product Liability
Defective products cause many injuries every year in USA. An injured person has right to file a claim against a defective product. To deal with these cases, every state has created set of rules. This comes under “Product liability law”. These laws are different from ordinary injury law. The law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. When a product has defect, then it means it does not meet ordinary expectations. Filing a case requires the help of an attorney experienced in product liability injury laws. Talk to us now!

There are no federal laws, so these cases need to deal with state laws only. It makes it easier for an injured person to recover damages. A local attorney can help you in this case. So, contact New Jersey based attorneys today if you are suffering from product liability injury.

Why You Should Hire Us?

Our lawyers have the experience to determine if your injuries are due to defective product. Our personal injury attorney will investigate your claim. We will reveal what type of defect has lead to your injury. We will check if the injuries are due to deficiencies in design, manufacture, or distribution.

For example, When you go to department store or ecommerce website, there are thousands of products available for consumers. Customers can purchase any product. All these products can cause serious harm if it does not follow proper design or rules.

If you or someone you know who is suffering from an injury due to a defective product. Then a product liability attorney can help you with your  claim for the injuries. Our attorneys will be able to answer your questions and protect your interests. We have helped many clients in the past for personal injury cases. Similarly, we can help you. Contact us today for best advice.

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These three categories of Products Liability Law are enumerated under New Jersey’s Product Liability Act (PLA) which provides that a product manufacturer or seller shall be liable in a product liability action if the plaintiff proves by a preponderance of the evidence that “the product causing the harm was not reasonably fit, suitable or safe for its intended purpose[.]” The PLA defines three types of defect, each of which may render a product “not reasonably fit, suitable or safe”: (a) a manufacturing defect; (b) a failure to “contain adequate warnings or instructions”; and (c) a defective design. N.J.S.A. 2A:58C-2.
As cited above a manufacturer has a duty to design a safe product. For example a pharmaceutical company should not release a product that causes heart attacks or other known adverse side effects, a toy manufacturer should not use lead paint, or a food company should not put toxic or deleterious foods on the shelves. Where a product can’t be designed to be absolutely safe, then a manufacturer has a duty to guard or protect against that dangers presented by the product (i.e., automatic shut-off or safety guard). If a product’s dangerous susceptibility can’t be adequately guarded, the manufacturer has an obligation to provide clear instructions and warnings for its use (i.e., flammable or emits noxious chemicals, such as gasoline or kerosene).
When a product has defects in its manufacturing, warnings, or design, those defects and susceptibilities may result in foreseeable injury to the end user of the product. Products can include:
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Auto defects
  • Faulty automobile components
  • Defective auto repairs
  • Children’s toys, clothing and furniture
  • Exercise equipment
  • Workplace equipment
  • Household Cleaner

The Product is Defective… Now What?As you can see, the heart of any product liability case is whether the product is in fact defective. A product can be defective in many ways. However, the investigation and development of a product liability case doesn’t end there. Your Monmouth County lawyer at Riviere Advocacy Group LLC will have to further prove that the product which allegedly had deficiencies in design, manufacture, distribution, and/or in the instructions and warnings provided to the consumer, presented risks that were foreseeable to the consumer.

For example, products such as baby cribs with slats that aren’t properly spaced, and have no warnings that babies are at risk, doesn’t automatically mean there is liability on behalf of the crib maker. The improper spacing has to be a foreseeable risk to the baby.

Confused? This is not a subject matter that is easily comprehended by a layman; all the more reason to call one of our attorneys for a free consultation.

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