Categories of Defective Product Cases
What is a Defective Product?
A defective product case covers any injury in which an individual is harmed from the use of a product. When a product is designed in a faulty way that leads to injuries, it is considered a defective product.
Types of Defective Product Cases
The specific details of each case will separate product defects into different categories, usually based on liability. These are a few of the most common types of defective product cases:
- Manufacturer defects: This occurs when the manufacturer has made a mistake in the manufacturing of the product
- Improper directions: This occurs when the directions on how to safely use a product are not clear. Instructions should provide users with a clear process in which they can safely use the product, as well as any hazards that they should be aware of
- Defective design: This occurs when the injury is due to a defective design. In this case, the product’s designers failed to account for a certain use or did not include all of the necessary safety features
Examples of Product Liability Cases
A product liability case may be filed after an individual is unexpectedly injured after using a product they weren’t aware was defective or warnings weren’t clear. Below, are a few examples of product liability cases:
- A sunscreen that contains a harmful ingredient that can lead to medical problems
- A dryer that is designed with a faulty electrical component that can lead to a house fire
- A medication that does not include a safety warning that the user should avoid driving while using
These are just a few examples of product liability. Consumers deserve a product that is safe and free of any risk. If there are any known risks, then it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to warn users of those risks. If they fail to do so, then they may be held liable for any injuries that were sustained as a result.
Available Damages in a Freehold Defective Product Case
Suffering an injury from a defective product can put you in a difficult place. One minute you are using a product and the next, you are dealing with expensive medical bills and time off work. The state of New Jersey allows those who have been injured to collect the following damages in a defective product case:
- Current medical costs
- Anticipated medical costs
- Repair costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages and work benefits
- Pain and suffering
You might wonder what your chances are of collecting compensation when you are going against a large company or manufacturer. That is why it is so important to have a legal team that you can trust to represent you.
The legal team at Drazin & Warshaw, P.C. has over 65 years of experience and an excellent track record of getting clients the compensation they deserve. We will evaluate the details of your case and determine the best legal steps going forward. In addition to fighting for the compensation that you deserve, taking legal action can also help to prevent any other product users from experiencing an injury from the same product.
Contact a Long Branch Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Defective Product Case in New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a defective product in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Drazin & Warshaw, P.C. represent clients injured because of a defective product in Cherry Hill, Newark, Pine Hill, Toms River, and throughout New Jersey. Call (732) 747-3730 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 25 Reckless Place, Red Band, NJ 07701, as well as offices in Hazlet and Brick.
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