Manufacturers, retailers and companies legally (and morally) owe the consumers who purchase their goods a certain level of security in knowing that the product they are using is safe and will not cause them any harm. Defective products are more than a nuisance; they can mean serious injuries that require expensive, life-long medical care.
Unfortunately, defective products are more common than you may even realize. If you search the term "product recall" in Google news on any given day, you're likely to come back with an array of current product recalls on anything from food additives, to child car seats, to popular automobiles.
What types of defective products are subject to recall?
When we say "defective product," we're referring to any product that may have a defect at the design, manufacture and/or marketing stages. When a defective product causes serious injury or death, the responsible party may have to provide a monetary settlement as a result of a product liability claim. Types of defective products that might be subject to consumer recall include:
Defective products may also include commercial and industrial products like scaffolding, lifts, conveyors and so on.
If you have been seriously injured because of a defective product, you may be eligible for a product liability claim. A New Jersey product liability lawyer will know how to fully investigate your case and determine who is responsible for your injuries whether it's the manufacturer, retailer or more than 1 party.
Compensation Available Through a Product Liability Claim
The compensation you receive through a product liability claim is dependent on the nature of your injuries, but settlements in such cases may include the following types of compensation:
In cases where your New Jersey product liability lawyer can prove the liable parties displayed wanton disregard for the safety of consumers or particularly egregious violations of public trust, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. One example would be if a company kept a product on the shelves despite proof that it caused serious injury or death.
Contacting a New Jersey Product Liability Lawyer
Product liability claims can be very complicated and may involve more than one defendant, which may or may not be headquartered within your same state. That's why it's crucial to secure the services of a New Jersey product liability lawyer who has experience in these types of cases and has the knowledge and experience to identify and track down all responsible parties.
A New Jersey product liability lawyer at White & Williams LLP can help you determine issues of liability in a defective product claim and fight for the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today - 1-877-944-8396.