Hackensack Products Liability Lawyers
Experienced Products Liability Lawyers Fight to Get Fair Compensation for Injured Clients in Bergen County and Across New Jersey
Many injuries caused by dangerous and defective products could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took proper steps to ensure consumer safety. At the business level, the main incentive to increase product safety is to avoid potential liability in product liability lawsuits. These lawsuits provide compensation for the personal injuries sustained from the use of a defective product.
Unfortunately, many product manufacturers cut corners in the process—putting their own profit margin ahead of your safety. At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers have dedicated our careers to protecting the interests of victims across New Jersey. If your injury was caused by someone else’s actions, we fight to get fair compensation to hold that party accountable.
Injured Due To A Defective Product And Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.
If you were harmed while using a product, call or contact us today to tell us what happened. If possible bring the product or photos of the product and packaging with you. We will evaluate your case for free and give you our straightforward opinion about potential options for recovering compensation in your case.
Types of Product Liability Cases We Handle
At the Epstein Law Firm, P.A. we handle a wide range of product liability cases, including but not limited to:
- Dangerous and defective products from consumer household products to appliances
- Defective bicycles and athletic gear
- Dangerous children’s toys, furniture, car seats and other products
- Defective medical devices
- Dangerous over-the-counter drugs
- Dangerous prescription drugs
- Defective machinery or equipment injuries
- Dangerous automotive and car parts
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Establishing Liability for a Dangerous or Defective Product
If you or a loved one were hurt because of a defective product, you may have the right to recover damages from the manufacturer or designer of the product. You do not necessarily have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent to win compensation.
Product liability claims, often called strict products liability claims, based on a defect can be established if you are able to prove several elements:
- The product was defective
- The defect existed prior to the manufacturer releasing the product
- You did not modify the product after purchase
- The defect caused your injury and damages
Product liability claims are divided into three general classes, as follows:
- Manufacturing defects. Manufacturing defect cases involve products that are designed properly, but something in the manufacturing process makes them dangerous. For example, using an inappropriate material or putting the item together incorrectly can render a product unreasonably safe.
- Design defects. In design defect cases, the entire design of the product renders it unreasonably dangerous. We work to show that the product could have been designed to make it safer and that the alternative design was reasonable. In some cases, the design of the product’s packaging can even create unreasonable danger.
- Failure to warn. Manufacturers and their marketers also must label the product so as to warn of all potential dangers associated with using the product. They must specifically state how that product should be used, as well as warn you of the hazards.
Each subset of products liability law requires different types of proof. At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers have the in-depth legal knowledge needed to help you through every step of your case.
Recovering Fair Compensation in a New Jersey Products Liability Case
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our mission in pursuing products liability cases is to obtain just compensation for our injured clients. We also believe it is important to create an economic incentive for those in the stream of commerce to produce safe products and provide sufficient warning about the dangers of their products, which can ultimately save lives and prevent injury.
The damages you, as consumer, may be entitled to receive in a dangerous or defective product case include compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of physical capacity to earn a living
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Punitive damages
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., we leave no stone unturned in our fight to win the maximum compensation available in your case. We begin by thoroughly investigating your case, including:
- Locating and evaluating the defendant’s past safety record
- Interviewing witnesses, including the defendant’s employees, to get evidence about how the product was designed and manufactured
- Retaining an expert to assist in evaluating the defective product
- Evaluating your medical records for evidence to support causation (meaning that the defective product caused your injury)
We will also investigate whether a manufacturer or company is no longer in business or has been sold to another company in order to determine if a new or successor company may be liable.
Contact Our Experienced Defective Products Lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. for a Free Consultation
Our lawyers’ primary goal is to ensure that injured consumers, as well as the family and heirs of deceased consumers, receive fair treatment under the law for injuries caused by dangerous and defective products. Whether dealing with a manufacturing defect, a design flaw, or a product that is unreasonably dangerous because of inadequate instructions or warnings, we put the full weight of our substantial legal skill to work for you.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured by a defective product, call or contact us today for a free case review. We only charge attorneys’ fees if we recover compensation in your case, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with our team.
Frequently Asked Questions About Products Liability Claims in New Jersey
No. Not every product can be completely and perfectly safe. Chainsaws, for example, can never be designed so that they are completely safe. The premise behind a products liability claim is that the product must be reasonably safe for its intended use. Consumers also have the right to be warned about any dangers they might encounter in using the product. Failure to give consumers these basic protections is what generates liability in a defective product case.
Breach of warranty claims are a type of product liability case. In a breach of warranty case, the product’s seller has given you some type of guarantee—whether express or implied—about the product. A warranty that the product is in working order for its intended purpose is implied every time you make a purchase. The seller might also make certain written representations about the product’s use and reliability. If any of these warranties is false and you are hurt as a result, you may have a claim for compensation.