What to Know About Product Liability Laws in New Jersey

An injury can be life-altering. You may experience financial hardship as a result of hospital bills, medical expenses, lost wages, and more. It can also lead to pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. If your injury was a result of another party’s negligence, you will likely be entitled to recover compensation to help ease the burdens you now face as a result of your injury. For example, if you have been injured by a defective product, you may have a valid product liability case. Read on to learn more about product liability in New Jersey.

What to know about product liability in New Jersey?

In the state of New Jersey, companies have a responsibility to make sure that their products are safe to use before they release them on the market for consumers to purchase. This is known as product liability. If a company fails this duty and a consumer is injured as a result, the company may be held responsible.

How do product liability accidents occur?

There are many ways an individual can be injured due to a defective product. Most often, a defective product is a result of:

  • Design defect: If a product’s design causes injuries because the designer did not consider a consumer’s safety when designing it, a consumer can be harmed as a result.
  • Manufacturer defect: This refers to a situation where a manufacturer does not follow protocol when creating a product, resulting in a consumer injury.
  • Failure to warn: If a company does not provide proper warning labels for products that can cause injuries if used improperly, they may be held liable for failure to warn. It is important not to throw out a defective product because it can be used as evidence in court.

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here to help. We will advocate for you every step of the way. Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney.

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