Product Liability Attorneys in Bloomfield, New Jersey
The public puts a great deal of trust into the companies that sell us products. We only buy things that we believe are safe as long as they are used properly. Manufacturers and product designers have an important duty in making sure no one gets injured by a defective product that they let slip through the cracks. Defective products can cause very serious injuries to an innocent user. Product liability cases can be very complicated and require the plaintiff to prove that someone involved in its design or production is responsible for the defect. It is important to retain the services of an experienced product liability attorney who can effectively represent your interests. The Law Offices of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. understands how complex these matters can be and is here to help. Contact our firm today.
Types of Product Liability Cases
One of the biggest challenges of any product liability case is determining who is actually responsible for the defect that resulted in a consumer’s injury. There are three main categories that product liability can fall into, including:
- Design defects, which can occur if the initial design of the product failed to consider user safety. In order to prove that a design defect has occurred, the plaintiff must find an equally practical and safer way to design the product.
- Manufacturing defects, which can occur if the design of the product was safe but someone in the manufacturing process failed to follow the instructions. The plaintiff must prove the wanton deviation from an approved design.
- Failure to warn, which happens when a company fails to provide adequate warnings to consumers about dangers that can take place if the product is improperly used. If a plaintiff can prove that there were not adequate labels provided by the company, they could be held liable for any injuries.
What should I do after a defective product injury?
If you have been injured by a defective product, your first instinct might be to throw the product away immediately so no one else gets hurt. However, it is important that you actually keep the product. This is often the best piece of evidence in your case, which is critical when trying to fulfill the burden of proof. You should also be sure to contact an experienced product liability attorney who can work with a team of experts to determine what caused you to become injured. Be sure to have your injuries treated by a medical professional so they will be accurately documented, which is essential for your case.
Defective products can result in serious injuries that have lifelong impacts on the victim. In a successful product liability case, you may be able to recover significant compensation for burdens that are both financial and nonfinancial in nature. These may include medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Contact an Essex County Product Liability Attorney
At the Law Offices of Christopher T. Howell, Esq., we understand the devastation that comes after an accident. Whether you were injured by an everyday household good or a product you only use once in a while, we are here to hold the appropriate parties liable for their negligence. Contact the Law Offices of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today to discuss your case.