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How Product Liability Lawsuits Hold Factories Liable

How Product Liability Lawsuits Hold Manufacturers Accountable

When you buy a product, you trust it to be safe. But if a product fails and causes harm, you have the right to seek justice and compensation. In 2020, about 28.5 million people sought medical treatment for injuries related to consumer products. As a result, tens of thousands of product liability lawsuits are filed every year, awarding injured consumers much-deserved compensation to help cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you are among the millions of people injured by consumer products this year, work with a product liability lawyer to maximize your compensation.

What is Product Liability?Product Liability Lawsuits in NJ

Product liability is the legal responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for injuries caused by defective or unsafe products. This area of law protects consumers by ensuring the products they buy and use are free from defects that could cause harm.

Types of Product Liability Cases

Product liability encompasses a variety of product types and scenarios, including but not limited to:

  • Design defects that make the product inherently dangerous or flawed, regardless of how well it is made.
  • Manufacturing defects that affect the safety of individual items or batches.
  • Inadequate instructions or warnings that fail to alert users to potential risks associated with the product’s use.

Proving Your Claim

Successfully asserting a product liability claim involves demonstrating several key elements:

  • Defectiveness shows that the product was flawed in terms of design, manufacturing, or warning labels.
  • Injury or harm proves that the product directly caused injury or damage.
  • Product condition demonstrates that the product has not been substantially altered since purchase.
  • Intended use establishes that the product was used as the manufacturer intended.
  • Causation links the defect directly to the harm incurred.

Your Rights as an Injured Consumer

If you’ve been harmed by a defective product, it’s important to:

  • Keep the product that caused the injury, along with any packaging, receipts, and other related evidence to help prove your case.
  • Prioritize your health by seeking medical attention for any injuries as soon as possible. This formally documents your injury and demonstrates its seriousness.
  • Contact a product liability attorney with the experience and qualifications needed to handle these specific cases.
  • Keep detailed records of all medical treatments, receipts, and communications related to the injury.
  • Avoid communicating directly with manufacturers or insurers. Instead, trust your lawyer to relay any information. This avoids having anything you say used against you in their defense.

Why Choose Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy, LLC?

At Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy, LLC, we know you have enough to worry about without the legal battles that accompany product liability claims. Let us take the pressure off with our extensive expertise and record of success.

Our firm brings over 70 years of legal experience to your case, with a history of garnering multi-million dollar settlements for our clients. We understand complex product liability lawsuits and are equipped to handle them with the dedication you deserve. Call us at 862-263-0770 or visit one of our five New Jersey offices today for your free, one-hour consultation.

  • In 2022, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of 8 million dollars.
  • Discuss the firm's 2022 settlements.
  • Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
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