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What do I have to prove in a New Jersey defective product case to recover damages?


A: In order to recover damages in a New Jersey defective product case, you will need to have adequate proof. Working with a dangerous product lawyer in New Jersey is the best way to learn what types of proof will be necessary.

Proving that a manufacturer was responsible for injuries can be a challenge. As opposed to personal injury cases in which you must show negligence, in this type of case, strict liability is imposed. Whether or not a manufacturer was aware of the potential for injuries, if a consumer suffers harm as a result, the manufacturer can be held liable.

This could apply to not only the manufacturer, but also anyone else involved in the making or marketing of a defective product, such as the engineer, designer or retailer. One way to prove your case is by demonstrating there was a failure to warn about the potential dangers.

Proving responsibility of a manufacturer or other party will require expert help from a lawyer. But you also must be able to establish that the injuries suffered were directly linked to the use of the product.

Proof must also be shown that the product was being used in the way intended or even if it was not, that it was used in such a way the manufacturer should have expected. 

These types of cases can get complicated when trying to determine if the defect was caused by the manufacturer, which is usually easier to prove, or the designer. In many cases it will require expert testimony to prove your side of things. But this is where a dangerous product lawyer in New Jersey can help if you plan on pursuing a New Jersey defective product case.

Help After Being Injured By a Defective Product in New Jersey 

If you have been severely injured by a defective product in New Jersey, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by a manufacturer's negligence. Contact a Cherry Hill, New Jersey, personal injury attorney at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.

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