Most consumers trust that the products they are buying are safe. However, in some unfortunate cases, they may not be and can result in severe injuries. If you are in this situation, you may be able to file a product liability claim and recover compensation for your burdens. Contact our firm today to speak with our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn about your options.
What is product liability in New Jersey?
All companies have a duty to ensure that their products are safe to use before they release them on the market. This is known as product liability, and lawsuits can arise if a company fails its duty to ensure its product is safe. Product liability issues can happen with children’s toys, appliances, motor vehicles, and more. Additionally, companies must provide labeled instructions with their products on how to safely use them. If an injury occurs as a result of a company’s failure to place safety instructions with their product, they may be held liable.
What should I do if I was injured?
It is important to note that you should not throw away the defective product if you were injured. Even though it may be your immediate instinct to do so, the defective product can be a key component to a successful product liability claim. Additionally, you will want to retain the services of a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney that can help you start the legal process of a product liability claim.
Who is responsible for product liability claims?
There are three ways that a consumer can hold someone responsible in a product liability suit. They are as follows:
- Negligent design: Here, the product was not designed with safety in mind and someone was injured as a result.
- Negligent manufacturing: This refers to when the manufacturer deviated from the original blueprints, either intentionally or unintentionally, causing the product to become unsafe.
- Failure to warn: A company fails to warn consumers about a potential danger associated with using a product incorrectly, and someone is injured as a result.
How long do I have to file my claim?
The state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years for all personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file your product liability claim within two years from the date of your accident, you will likely lose the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. Do not wait. Call our firm today to ensure that you are meeting all of your deadlines promptly.
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Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.