Product Liability Attorneys in Hackensack, NJ
When you purchase a product, you maintain an expectation that the product is safe for you to use. In fact, most people don’t think twice about the possibility that a design or manufacturing defect could cause them to become seriously injured. When a company’s negligence causes a consumer to become seriously injured, it is important for the company to be held accountable for the burdens they caused to the injured party. Chances are if one person has become seriously injured by a product, other consumers have been injured as well. If you have been seriously injured because of a defective product, it is important to take your legal options into consideration. The attorneys at McNerney & McAuliffe are here to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.
Common Product Liability Cases
If you have been injured because of a defective product and have made the decision to take legal action against the company, you will face the challenge of proving that the company’s negligence caused your injuries. This is referred to as fulfilling the burden of proof. There are three categories that product liability cases fall into.
- Design Defects: A product that is not safely designed can cause a consumer to become seriously injured. An unsafe design can occur if the designer failed to account for safety during the initial product development phase. In a design defect case, the injured party is required to prove that there was a safer, more feasible, and equally practical design that would allow the product to maintain its intended function.
- Manufacturer Defects: When the design of a product is determined to be safe, it is sent into production, known as manufacturing. If a manufacturer deviates from the approved design, the product may not be as safe as it should be and can ultimately cause a consumer to become seriously injured. In a manufacturer design case, the injured party must prove that there was a deviation from the sound design.
- Failure to Warn: Even if a product is designed and manufactured as intended, it is important for the company to include clear warnings and instructions with the product to ensure user safety. Injuries can occur if a product is used incorrectly because there were not adequate labels or warnings about the potential dangers of the product. The company can be held accountable for failure to warn of any hazards when using the product.
After an Accident
To have a successful product liability claim, you must be able to prove that someone was negligent and that this negligence resulted in your injuries. In product liability cases, it is important to have evidence of negligence, but what constitutes negligence is a little different in these circumstances. As in most personal injury cases, it is important to make your case. For product liability cases, it is important to preserve evidence so that professionals can assess it’s defectiveness. If you have discarded the product, our firm will look for the same item to assess your claim.
Contact a Bergen County Product Liability Attorney
If you have been injured by a defective product, speak with an experienced attorney who can help you obtain justice. The legal team at McNerney & McAuliffe is here to help. Our firm has nearly 50 years of combined experience that can help you hold a company accountable for their negligence. If you need a legal team that you can count on, contact McNerney & McAuliffe to schedule a consultation today.