Every day, we use commercially manufactured products for routine every-day tasks. But virtually all products, whether a power tool, household appliance, automobile, or drug, can cause serious physical harm if a manufacturer designs or assembles the product improperly; or fails to provide adequate warnings and instructions. In New Jersey, these are known as defective products.
The New Jersey product-liability attorneys at McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C. have extensive experience in handling New Jersey product-liability cases for those who have suffered personal injuries as a result of using a defective product.
The New Jersey’s Product Liability Act provides the exclusive remedy for people who have been harmed from use of a product.
The Act defines the type of “harm” caused by a defective product to include the following:
(a) physical damage to property, other than to the product itself;
(b) personal physical illness, injury, or death;
(c) pain and suffering, mental anguish, or emotional harm; and
(d) loss of consortium or services; or other loss deriving from any type of harm listed above.
In a New Jersey product-liability case, a manufacturer or seller of a product will be held liable if the claimant proves that the product causing the harm was not reasonably fit, suitable, or safe for its intended purpose because it was:
(a) designed in a defective manner;
(b) manufactured in a manner that deviated from the design specifications; or
(c) placed in the market without adequate warnings or instructions.
Prevailing in a product-liability case against a manufacturer or seller requires the use of qualified experts and New Jersey lawyers with extensive experience in New Jersey product-liability law.
At McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C., our New Jersey product-liability lawyers will use their decades of experience in products-liability law to work with highly qualified engineers and human-factors experts to determine whether you have a claim under strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, or the UTPCPL.
If you have personal injuries that were caused by what you suspect to be a defective product contact us. Free Consultation – Call the law firm at 856-380-3999 or contact us by email to see how we can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.