How do I File a Product Liability Lawsuit in New Jersey?

One of the best parts about living in America is that we have access to various top-of-the-line products, very often at an affordable price. However, sometimes these products are defective or unsafe, and when they are, injuries almost always ensue. If you are someone who has been injured due to a defective or unsafe product, you are most likely now looking into receiving compensation for the injuries you have sustained. Our experienced New Jersey product liability attorneys are ready to help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the grounds for a valid product liability lawsuit?

As with any personal injury lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence to win the compensation you need. However, this is often more complex in product liability lawsuits, as you will first have to determine the responsible party–this is not always a clear-cut answer, which is why you must hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process.

From here, your attorney will work to recover various types of evidence, including pictures of the accident or the safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports of the incident, medical documents detailing the origin of your injuries, the defective product itself, and more. You must ensure you do not wait to file, as there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. The sooner you file, the better. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process. All you have to do is ask.

Who may I sue in a product liability lawsuit?

There are three main reasons someone would file a premises liability lawsuit. They are as follows:

  • Negligent product designers: Companies must ensure their product is safe for public use when designing it. When they fail to take safety into account, people are often severely injured. This is generally grounds for a successful product liability lawsuit.
  • Negligent manufacturers: It is not enough for a product merely to be designed safely; it must also be produced safely. When manufacturers do not follow the designer’s specific instructions, a safe product can very quickly become dangerous and cause an injury.
  • Failure to warn: Products are required to have warnings and instructions that explain how and how not to use the product. Without a warning, people can improperly use the product and sustain an injury.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.