Product Liability

Product Liability Attorneys New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Representing Victims of Dangerous or Defective Products

We rely on the good faith of companies to make products that are safe and effective; however, certain products bypass safety and/or quality control checks and are released into the marketplace, where they injure innocent consumers, especially here in NJ. Under NJ product liability laws, victims can pursue financial compensation for injuries they’ve sustained while using a defective or dangerous product. A skilled attorney can increase the chances of obtaining a favorable verdict and settlement with a well-executed legal argument. If you have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product, contact the product liability attorneys at Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC, serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania, to schedule a free consultation with our multilingual legal team.

Defective Product Lawyer New Jersey

According to NJ product liability laws, businesses have a responsibility to make and sell goods that are safe when used for their intended purposes. If a consumer is injured as a result of using a flawed product, the manufacturer or seller may be found liable and ordered to compensate the victim for injury-related expenses (and, in certain cases, victims are awarded additional punitive damages).

Consumers are injured by defective and dangerous products from practically every corner of the marketplace, including:

  • Automobiles/automobile parts
  • Industrial equipment
  • Drugs
  • Household products
  • Toys

New Jersey and Pennsylvania courts recognize three basic types of defects that can serve as grounds for product liability lawsuits: design defects, manufacturing defects, and inadequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper use of the product. In most product liability cases, the doctrine of strict liability comes into play; according to this doctrine, the manufacturer or supplier may be held responsible for injuries caused by their products even if a specific act of negligence cannot be identified or proven. In such cases, the defect itself is considered sufficient evidence of negligence.

Product liability laws are in place not only to ensure the rights of injured victims, but also to incentivize manufacturers and distributors to make and sell products that are reasonably safe and meet consumer expectations.

Common Injuries

Victims can suffer various physical injuries as the result of using a defective product or taking a dangerous drug. For example, someone who takes medication that causes blood clots can suffer a brain injury, stroke, or heart attack. In the case of an auto accident in which the seatbelts and/or airbags of the vehicle are defective, the victim could hit the windshield and severely injure his or her spinal cord. A defective heating blanket could cause a burn injury, or a dangerous toy could cause a small child to choke. Broken bones and amputations are also common consequences of using a dangerous or defective product – in particular, pieces of industrial or construction equipment.

Tragically, dangerous and defective products can, and often do, cause fatalities. Pharmaceutical and automobile companies have faced wrongful death claims from families of people who died because of defective auto parts or dangerous drugs.

Contact Our Product Liability Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the experienced product liability attorneys at Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC, serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey areas, to schedule a free consultation.