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South Jersey Product Liability Lawyer
Client-Focused South Jersey Product Liability Lawyer Advocates for Victims of Defective and Dangerous Products in Camden County, Burlington County, and Throughout NJ
When you purchase a product, you naturally assume that it will be safe to use for its intended uses. However, a defect in the product such as defective machinery, auto defects, or defective medical devices can quickly lead to an accident that inflicts you with a life-altering injury. If you have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, let a South Jersey product liability lawyer pursue the accountability and justice that you deserve.
At Gelman Law, LLC, founding attorney, David Gelman, and his legal team understand how daunting and stressful pursuing a legal case can seem. That’s why we take the time to get to know you and your needs and goals and help you to understand your rights and what the claims process entails so that we can effectively pursue a legal strategy that seeks to provide you with the outcome you want and need from your claim. You can trust us to work tirelessly to try to achieve the best possible results under the circumstances of your case so that you have the resources you need for your recovery.
Call Gelman Law, LLC today for a free case review with a South Jersey product liability lawyer to learn more about your legal rights and options for holding manufacturers and retailers accountable to compensate you when you were hurt by a dangerous or defective product.
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Types of Product Liability Claims
Product liability claims allege that a product suffered from one or more of three types of defects:
- Design defect: In a design defect claim, a product is alleged to have an inherently unsafe design. This means showing that the risks of the product outweighed its usefulness, or that the product could have been given an alternative design that would minimize or eliminate the risks of injury. Design defects affect all products sharing the particular defective design.
- Manufacturing defect: A manufacturing defect arises when some error occurs in the making or assembly of a product that causes it to somehow deviate from the design specifications, such as the use of low-quality materials or a product being assembled improperly or incorrectly. A manufacturing defect can affect one single copy of a product or even entire production runs of a product.
- Failure-to-instruct/warn: Also known as an advertising or marketing defect, a failure-to-instruct or failure-to-warn claim alleges that a product was marketed or sold with inadequate instructions as to the product’s proper, safe use and/or with inadequate warnings as to the risks of using the product in its intended purposes.
Product liability claims in New Jersey are brought under the state’s Product Liability Act, which imposes strict liability upon a manufacturer or seller of a defective product. This means that someone injured by a defective product does not need to show that a manufacturer or seller acted negligently or recklessly in causing a defect in a product and putting that defective product into the market. The mere fact that the product was defective and injured a user is sufficient to impose liability.
A product liability claim may also arise due to a breach of an express or implied warranty when the failure of the product to conform to the warrant results in an accident that injures a user.
Gelman Law, LLC Works Tirelessly to Obtain Maximum Compensation for Injuries You Suffered Due to a Defective Product
When you were hurt by a dangerous or defective product, a South Jersey product liability lawyer from Gelman Law, LLC will help you to pursue a financial recovery that includes:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages/income and loss of future earning capacity
- Physical pain and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment and quality of life
Let a trusted South Jersey product liability lawyer from our team handle all the work necessary to pursue your rights and interests, You can trust our firm to:
- Investigate your accident and injuries, including having the product examined by engineering experts to determine the nature of the defect that caused your injuries
- Document the full extent of your expenses and losses so that we pursue a full financial recovery for you
- File your claims with the manufacturers and retailers and pursue settlement negotiations with them and their insurers to seek fair and full compensation on your behalf
- Pursue your case in court or at trial when the manufacturer of the product that injured you won’t agree to a settlement that provides you with the compensation you need and deserve
Contact a South Jersey Product Liability Lawyer from Our Firm to Discuss Your Legal Rights and Options When You’ve Been Hurt by a Dangerous Product or Device
If you were injured by a defective product, reach out to Gelman Law, LLC today for a free initial consultation to learn more about the process of pursuing a claim for compensation and how a South Jersey product liability lawyer can assist you with recovering maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.
Frequently Asked Questions About Product Liability in Camden County, Burlington County, and Throughout NJ
Under New Jersey’s statute of limitations for product liability claims, you typically only have two years from the date that you were injured by a defective product to file a lawsuit to pursue financial recovery for your injuries. Filing suit after the limitations period has expired on your claim means that the court will almost certainly permanently dismiss your case and you will lose the right to hold the manufacturers of the defective product or other liable parties accountable to compensate you.
Generally speaking, any party that is in the chain of commerce that puts a defective or dangerous product into the hands of an end-user may be held liable in a product liability suit. Typically, the manufacturer of a defective product will be the party held liable for injuries, but other parties in the chain of commerce that may have some legal responsibility include distributors, wholesalers, and the original retailer of the product. The chain of commerce usually does not include someone who sells a product second-hand.