Defective/Dangerous Products Lawyers
Unfortunately, people throughout Hudson County are injured – or even killed – each year by dangerous or defective products. The Jersey City Personal Injury Lawyers of Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers deal with dangerous/defective product claims all the time. Many consumers do not know they have rights under New Jersey law. These laws are there to provide justice to those harmed by these dangerous/defective products. If you were injured by dangerous or defective products, Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers can help you.
When you buy a product, you assume it will be safe to use as intended. Under New Jersey law, product makers and sellers have a legal obligation to ensure their products are not dangerous to consumers. These companies must provide a warning to consumers if any of their products could be dangerous to use or if they pose a danger if used in a specific manner. The common, everyday products that we rely on, such as automobiles, furniture, appliances, medications, tools, and even food, are required to be labeled with appropriate warnings.
If you or a loved one were harmed or killed by a defective or dangerous product, you may be able to receive compensation from the product designer, its manufacturer, the retailer who sold the product, or any other parties who had a responsibility in the product’s design and distribution to consumers in Hudson County.
At Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers, we have a track record of standing up to manufacturers and other parties responsible for the manufacture, design, and sale of products. We have experience in determining where the negligence lies. After that, we aggressively pursue justice for our clients, so they receive the compensation they need and deserve. Call us today at (201) 583-5765 for a free consultation.
Why Choose Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers for a Defective/Dangerous Products Case?
The attorneys of Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers are skilled at negotiating settlements for our clients. We know how to leverage the New Jersey Product Liability Act (NJPLA) of 1987 to get the best possible compensation results from product companies and their insurance companies. We will also argue persuasively for our clients in front of juries if we file a lawsuit on their behalf.
You may not even be aware of the rights you have under the NJPLA. Under “strict liability,” we don’t need to prove that any of the parties who had contact with the dangerous or defective product was negligent. They have a duty to you, the New Jersey consumer who bought and used the product, to ensure the product was reasonably safe or to warn you of any potential, foreseeable dangers. If we prove that they did not fulfill this obligation, then they are liable and should compensate you for your injuries and losses.
These companies will, of course, fight hard to protect their bottom line. They will argue that their product was “reasonably” safe and that you acted or used it in an unreasonable manner. Or, they may try to offer you a quick settlement to avoid going to trial and risking a larger jury award.
That is why you need a lawyer on your team who is well-versed in handling defective and dangerous product cases in Hudson County. At Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers, we have decades of experience with Hudson County juries. We can guide you about the best approach for taking legal action against these companies.
Defective/Dangerous Cases We Handle
The NJPLA sets out three ways that products can pose a danger to you:
- Defective design. You can be harmed by a product that is manufactured properly, with high-quality materials, if the design was defective. This means that even when you use the product as intended, the defective design made it dangerous. If you or a loved one were injured or killed due to a design defect, you will need to prove that the design was defective and that the responsible parties should have known that this defect could cause injury or death. If the design defect couldn’t be cured or designed in an alternative manner, the responsible parties need to issue appropriate warnings about the hazards of using the product.
- Defective manufacturing process. If the manufacturer makes a mistake in the manufacturing process, it can be held liable for causing a product defect. A product may be properly designed but put together carelessly or with inferior parts or materials.
- Labeling or failure to warn. In a failure to warn claim, you must prove that you did not receive adequate warning about the product or instructions for its use. The parties involved have to issue a warning about any known dangers which you, as the consumer or end-user, wouldn’t otherwise be reasonably expected to know. For example, if you weren’t given proper instructions on taking a prescription drug or given notice of potential drug interactions or side effects, that could be considered a failure to warn.
When you purchase a product, you do so in good faith. You expect it to be safe for you and your family. Finding out that your product is dangerous or defective is a violation of your trust, and the manufacturers and other parties involved with the product should be held accountable.
Injuries Associated with Defective/Dangerous Products
There are so many categories of defective and dangerous products that the possible associated injuries seem unlimited. Following are some of those categories and the injuries that may result from product malfunction or design flaw:
- Agricultural equipment – Broken bones, cuts, loss of limbs and appendages, burns
- Automobile accidents caused by defective parts – Broken bones, head injuries, cuts, internal injuries, severe burns, traumatic brain injury, amputation
- Bedding and clothing – Allergic reactions, burns from flammable materials
- Children’s toys, clothing, furniture, and equipment – Furniture falls, choking, burns from flammable materials, injuries from car seat defects, suffocation, broken bones, crushing injuries
- Construction equipment, tools, and heavy machinery – Cuts, loss of limbs or appendages, head injuries, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, internal injuries from rollovers or trapped/crushed under equipment, disfigurement
- Cosmetics – Allergic reactions, disfigurement, blindness
- Food – food poisoning from tainted or improperly cooked food
- Household appliances and electronics – Burns, electrical shock, lacerations, scarring
- Industrial and household chemicals – Allergic reactions, respiratory illnesses, chemical burns, burns from fires, accidental poisoning, blindness
- Manufacturing equipment – Cuts, punctures, crushed or loss of limbs or appendages, exposure to toxins, repetitive motion injuries, broken bones
- Medical devices – Internal injuries, allergic reaction/rejection, infertility, long-term health issues
- Pharmaceutical drugs – Allergic reactions, temporary or permanent illnesses from drug use, illness from drug or food interactions
- Power tools – Cuts, loss of limbs or appendages, electrical shock
Compensation You Could Pursue
If you have been harmed due to a defective/dangerous product or have lost a loved one due to such a product, you may be entitled to receive compensation for things like:
- Medical bills
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
At Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers, we cannot predict how much compensation you will receive. If you contact us, we will provide you with a free consultation in which we will review your circumstances with you. If we decide you have a case and the parties involved with the product can reasonably be found liable, we will collect the necessary evidence and pursue the at-fault parties aggressively to negotiate a settlement or present your case to a jury at trial.
The settlement or jury award also depends on how severe the injury is, the long-term effects, and how well we can prove the other party’s liability. Our goal is to try to recover enough compensation to meet our clients’ needs, now and in the future. That is our way of seeking justice for you and holding the manufacturers and other parties involved with defective/dangerous products accountable for their actions.
We have successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars, and in some cases, millions, for our clients in Hudson County who have suffered injuries and losses from defective/dangerous products. We pledge to never take a dime of your money until and unless we can recover compensation for you.
Contact an Experienced Defective/Dangerous Products Attorney Today
Injuries from defective/dangerous products can be traumatic, devastating, and long-lasting. You may be unable to work or function as you did prior to the incident. If you lost a loved one due to the actions of these product manufacturers, designers, and sellers, you have also lost their companionship and in some cases, their wages. Those at fault should take responsibility and compensate you for these losses. It’s important that you protect your rights by calling Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers as soon as possible.
Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the region’s “Best Law Firms.” We have recovered over $300 million in total for thousands of clients by negotiating settlements or skillfully navigating jury trials. Our capable and aggressive attorneys know the proper steps to take in defective/dangerous product cases. We have experience with the New Jersey law that governs these cases and know how to make compelling arguments on your behalf to the responsible parties, their insurance companies, and, if necessary, to a jury.
Don’t wait another day to seek justice. Contact Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers today at (201) 583-5765 for a free case evaluation and to get you on the road to recovery and justice.