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What to Know About Product Liability Claims in New Jersey

If you have been injured by a defective product, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will assist you in filing a product liability claim. To learn more, continue reading.

Who is responsible if I am injured due to a defective product?

The three main types of product liability claims are as follows:

  • Negligent product design: Product designers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their customers. Failure to do so may increase the chances of a serious accident occurring due to a defective design. You will likely have a valid product liability claim if you have been injured by a defective product due to a negligent product design.
  • Negligent product manufacturer: A product blueprint is created to ensure the product design is safe for use. However, when a manufacturer diverts from this blueprint, this can lead to unsafe product design. This can cause accidents and injuries.
  • Failure to warn: Warning labels are required to be used on certain products. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way and sustain a serious injury as a result. Choking hazards and warning against improper use of a product are among some of the most common warning labels that may be required on products.

How long will I have to sue for an injury due to a defective product?

The statute of limitations for product liability claims is generally two years in New Jersey. This time period is important to understand because it means that you will have two years from the date of your injury to take legal action. Failure to file your claim within two years may result in you being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better.

When facing a product liability claim, it is best to retain the services of a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney who can walk you through the steps ahead. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our personal injury firm today. We would be happy to explain how we plan to work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. To schedule your initial insulation, give us a call when you’re ready.

Contact our Firm

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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