Manufacturers are required to make sure their products have been designed, built and tested and safe for consumer or professional use, prior to making them available to the American public. From design, through manufacturing, packaging, installation and maintenance, manufacturers and their subcontractors and licensees may be held liable for damages in the event one of their products causes an injury or death while used under reasonable circumstances.
In today’s marketplace, the majority of consumer products are manufactured in a foreign country. It may seem difficult to determine who is liable for damages in the event of a serious accident or death. Every product imported for sale in the United States is sold or distributed through a U.S. company or the U.S. subsidiary of a foreign corporation. In most cases, the U.S. entity will be held liable for damages.
If you were injured or lost a loved one while using a defective or dangerous product in New Jersey, talk to an experienced product liability attorney at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP. We are recognized among the leading names in New Jersey law firms protecting the rights of people injured by defective consumer and workplace products. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of victims of negligence, including significant product liability cases.
Product liability cases are complex and often involve multiple-party liability. You may not know whether you have a claim for damages until you understand your rights. Schedule a no-cost case evaluation to discuss your personal injury or wrongful death claim to discuss the circumstances of your injuries or death of a family member.
The courts have ruled that products must be safe when used responsibly and under reasonable conditions for which the product was intended. For example, it is reasonable to expect a child to play with a toy in any manner that provides fun and enjoyment, whether or not using the toy specifically according to its intended purpose or according to playing instructions. The same general considerations may apply to consumer products such as tools. If you were injured while using a product for the intended purpose, in a reasonable manner for safe use, you may still have a legitimate claim for damages under New Jersey product liability laws.
From offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, our lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Call our office at 732-777-0100 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced NJ product liability lawyer near you.
Barry Eichen was the contributing author to this content.