Our society is becoming increasingly reliant on manufactured goods and products. As we do so, it is important that we take the precautions necessary to stay safe while using these products, and understand our legal rights when a product causes injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective, dangerous, or poorly manufactured product, you may wish to consult with a Middlesex County personal injury lawyer about filing a product liability claim.
In order to be successful, a product liability claim must show that your injury was caused by a negligent party, whether it be the manufacturer, the vendor of the product, or the designer, and not because you improperly used the device, or failed to heed printed warnings. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the three types of product liability.
Defectively Manufactured Products
A defectively manufactured product may have been intelligently designed, but a flaw on the manufacturer level has caused injury. Things like improperly installed brakes on cars, or below-standard parts which cause a product to fail or malfunction can all be considered errors of manufacture. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help prove that the manufacturer was negligent, and as a result, their products performed in such a way that caused your injury.
Defectively Designed Products
A defectively designed product differs from a defectively manufactured product in such that, even if built according to specification, there are inherent flaws in the design of the product which could cause injury. Mass recalls of defectively designed products is common, but you may have been injured by one before the recall went out. Examples include cell phones which can overheat and cause serious burn injuries, or car airbags which do not deploy properly, either failing to deploy or deploying in such a way that injures passengers and drivers.
Defectively Labeled Products
There are also product liability cases where, even if a product is designed and manufactured properly, the instructions or warnings provided are insufficient to prevent users from being injured. Products which do not adequately instruct on how to safely use them can often cause accidental, and unnecessary, injuries.
Contact an Experienced Monmouth County NJ Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defectively designed, manufactured, or labeled product, the personal injury team at Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington is ready to help. Our attorneys have experience confronting large companies and insurance companies in order to get you the compensation you deserve according to New Jersey law including monetary compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, impairment, and/or loss of enjoyment of life.
Do not delay in contacting us, as your case may be subject to a statute of limitations or time limit requirement that directly affects its viability. If you or someone you love has sustained an injury resulting from someone else’s inattention, neglect, mistake, or carelessness, contact us online or call 732-440-3950 for immediate assistance and a free consultation with one our attorneys.