When you buy a product, you expect it to work as advertised. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and in the worst scenarios, a defective product can cause serious injuries. If you have been harmed by a defective product, you are most likely now looking into filing a product liability lawsuit to help you recover the compensation you need to heal. Please read on and speak with our experienced Middlesex County personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can guide you through the process ahead:
How do I sue after being injured by a defective product?
If you are looking to pursue legal action after being harmed by a defective product, the first thing you should do is take pictures of the defect and ensure you do not throw the product away. It may be used as evidence later on. You should also photograph your injuries and seek immediate medical attention to document the incident. Furthermore, you should always retain the services of a knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorney who knows how to gather and present evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence in a future personal injury claim.
Who is responsible for a defective/harmful product?
There are many parties involved in the creation and manufacturing of a product, which is why it can be difficult to ascertain the party responsible. Generally speaking, there are three types of product liability lawsuits. They are as follows:
- Designer defects: When a company fails to take safety into account when designing a product, it can become very dangerous for the public to use. Unfortunately, this happens more often than we’d like to think, and many people are injured every year because of it. To win these lawsuits, you and your attorney will have to prove there was a safer, more economically feasible design.
- Manufacturer defects: This is when the manufacturer does not produce the product according to its initially safe blueprints. When they ignore these blueprints either intentionally or unintentionally, products can very quickly become safety hazards for all who use them.
- Failure to warn/label: Even safe products can be dangerous when improperly used, such as power tools, which is why companies must ensure their products come with all necessary instructions and warning labels to ensure consumers clearly understand how/how not to use their product.
If you have been harmed by a defective product, you know where to turn. Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is here.
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