New Jersey Product Liability Lawyers
Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are obligated to provide consumers with products that, when used in a reasonable manner, do not injure or kill the people using them. Their duties fall into two general categories: to design and manufacture products that are reasonably safe, and to warn consumers of any risks they may incur when using the product. Unfortunately, the “rush to profit” sometimes conflicts with the need to protect consumers.
Types Of Product Liability Cases
Since 1955, Aiello Harris Abate has been providing consumers in New Jersey with protection after the fact in products liability cases.
Our practice involves a wide range of dangerous products, including:
- Defective medical devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, stents, etc.)
- Defective construction equipment (power tools, scaffolding, etc.)
- Dangerous household chemicals and cleaning products
- Dangerous children’s products (car seats, cribs, toys, etc.)
- Defectively designed automobiles and vehicle components
- Dangerous industrial machinery (printing presses, grinding machines, etc.)
- Defective backyard equipment like trampolines
The personal injury attorneys of Aiello, Harris, Abate are committed to protecting our client’s rights and has repeatedly demonstrated our ability to succeed in the most challenging and complex dangerous product cases.
Types Of Claims
The types of dangerous product claims our attorneys handle are usually based on negligence or strict liability.
Strict liability – is when the product is shown as defective regardless of the degree of carefulness exercised by the consumer. Strict liability claims are the most common type of claim brought against manufacturers. If you file a strict liability claim against a manufacturer, you may not have to prove that the manufacturer was “negligent” (necessary in most other injury claims) but you may have to establish that the product was defective; that the defect existed prior to the manufacturer releasing the product; and that the defect caused your damages.
Types Of Product Defects
There are three types of defects that can indicate liability of the manufacturer and supplier:
- Design defects – exist even before the product is made. They occur when foreseeable risks of harm could have been reduced or eliminated by using another design, and failure to use this alternative design allows the product to be unsafe. The product may serve its use well, but due to a design flaw may be dangerous to use.
- Manufacturing defects – occur during the making of the product, the construction and production phase. In these cases, it is usually only a relatively few products, out of the many that are made, are defective because of some error in the manufacturing process.
- Manufacturers are also obligated to market their product responsibly – This means that, although a product may be safe if used for a specific purpose, it could be hazardous if used under different circumstances. In that case, the dangerous product must include clear, visible and concise warning labels outlining the danger and its consequence. The failure to provide a reasonable warning label can cause the product to be defective.
Contact our New Jersey product liability lawyers today
Let our determination to prevail help maximize your recovery. For a free initial consultation, call Aiello Harris Abate, Law Group PC at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online at any of our North and Central New Jersey law offices.