Product Liability Claim – How a Lawyer Can Help
Overview: Product Liability
When you use a product that is intended for the public to use, you expect that it will be free from any risk or injury. However, this is not always the case. Everyday products cause harm to millions of people each year. When this happens, it is important to evaluate your product liability rights and then consider how a lawyer can help you collect the compensation you deserve.
Types of Long Branch Product Liability Cases
In general, there are two types of product liability cases. In the first type, the product itself has a faulty design or contains dangerous risks. In this case, the manufacturer or product designer may be at fault. Even if the injury was from a product misuse or mishandling, it is the manufacturer’s duty to design a product that is free from any foreseeable injury.
In the second type of product liability case, the liability is not with the product itself but with the directions on how to safely use the product. Failing to provide sufficient warnings or directions on proper use can also be considered negligent. Distinguishing the difference between the two is important when filing a product liability case.
Challenges to a Product Liability Claim
Unfortunately, product liability cases are not always simple. Product liability cases may prove the following challenges:
- There may only be a small batch of defective products, making it difficult to identify the cause
- Certain circumstances may have to occur for the product to be considered dangerous, further decreasing the number of people affected
- There must be evidence that connects the product to the injury
It can be difficult to find all affected products. Generally speaking, the more people the product has injured, the easier it is to connect the injury to the product
How a Deptford Township Lawyer Can Help
The fact that a product liability claim can be complex does not mean that collecting compensation from a product liability case is impossible. Instead, it means that it is crucial that you work with a legal team that is familiar with New Jersey’s product liability laws. The legal team will be responsible for investigating, researching, and finding additional parties’ who may have been injured from the same product.
Your legal team will also evaluate the different ways in which the product injury has affected your life and how it is expected to affect you and your family going forward. These are all important pieces to building a product liability case in New Jersey.
Damages Available in a Toms River Product Liability Case
Poorly designed products can lead to injury or illness. The specific injuries that you sustain will likely depend on the type of product design that failed. Potential product liabilities might include medications, foods, electronics, healthcare products, and even vehicle parts.
Identifying that the design or instructed use of a product was the cause of your injuries may make you eligible for the following damages:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
The New Jersey statute of limitations limits the time in which you can file a product liability lawsuit. Make sure you evaluate your options before it is too late.
Contact Drazin & Warshaw to Discuss Your Hazlet Product Liability Case
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a defective product in New Jersey? You need a competent, capable, caring, and trusted attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. The skilled attorneys at Drazin & Warshaw represent clients injured because of product liabilities throughout New Jersey, including Jackson, Manchester, Hazlet and Toms River. Call our offices at (732) 747- 3730 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. You don’t pay until we win. We have offices conveniently located at 25 Reckless Place, Red Bank, NJ 07701, as well as offices in 3315 NJ-35, Hazlet, NJ 07730 and 937 Cedar Bridge Ave, Brick Township, NJ 08723. If it is more convenient for you, our attorneys are also available to come see you anywhere in New Jersey.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact Drazin and Warshaw, P.C. directly.