New Jersey Product Liability Lawyers
Representing NJ clients injured from using defective products
The products that we use and interact with every day can be helpful, or they can cause injury. Every moment of your life you are interacting with a product that was made for a specific purpose, but when that product is defective, and that defect causes a serious injury, you may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit which will allow you to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses.
If you were injured or lost a loved one while using a defective or dangerous product in New Jersey, talk to an experienced New Jersey product liability attorney at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, 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:
- $41,500,000 Class-Action Settlement in Zetia and Vytorin Ineffectiveness Cases
- $15,000,000 Verdict for Defective Vehicle/Motor Vehicle Accident
- $10,600,000 Awarded to Woman Injured in Ford Explorer Rollover
- $1,400,000 Recovery for Foot/Ankle Burns Suffered in a Pedicure Spa Chair Leading to Leg Amputation
What is a product liability lawsuit?
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 most cases, you only have two years to file a product liability claim.
Types of product liability lawsuits
There are generally three categories under which you would bring a product liability action:
- Defective design. A defect in the product’s design caused your injury. An example of a design defect might be an SUV with a high center of gravity and narrow turning radius could be prone to rollover and cause serious injury or death.
- Defective manufacturing. The product defect occurred in the manufacturing process. A manufacturing defect is the most common type of product liability claims. For example, a specific batch of a model year of a vehicle might have a defect that was introduced on the assembly line.
- Defective marketing. Also called “failure to warn” this is a defect in the information that the manufacturer includes with the product in the form of warning labels and instructions. In a failure to warn case, the plaintiff might be alleging that the inherent dangers of the product were known by the manufacturer but not disclosed to the consumer. In the case of a drug with dangerous side effects, the manufacturer owes a duty of care to the consumer to disclose those adverse effects.
If you believe that a defective product has caused your injury, you may have a products liability case against the manufacturer and other companies along the chain of commerce. At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, our New Jersey product liability lawyers are ready to protect your right to recover fair compensation for your injuries.
What if the defective product was manufactured overseas?
In today’s marketplace, most 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.
Do you have a defective product injury claim?
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.
- Auto defects such as seat belt and air bag failures, gas tank defects, defective brakes, sudden acceleration.
- Dangerous drugs and recalled prescription medicines.
- Talcum powder. Recent scientific evidence has shown a direct link between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer.
- Medical devices such as defective orthopedic products, surgical devices, and more.
- Power morcellators. Medical devices widely used by gynecologic surgeons and other surgical specialists that have recently been linked to an increased risk for the spread of certain types of cancer.
- Dangerous household products. We represent clients injured from using common household products.
- Home appliance injuries such as electrical shock, serious burns, and injuries from gas line explosions.
- Industrial workplace and construction injuries from power construction tools, air hammers, conveyor and hoist equipment, forklifts, and metal processing machinery.
- Defective power tools. Workers suffer injuries from chain saws, table saws, snow blowers, and lawn and garden equipment.
- Toys and children’s products resulting in injuries from choking, burns, fractured bones, and amputation and suffocation.
- Baby formula
- Hoverboard Accidents
- Chemical products such as burns and respiratory problems due to exposure to caustic industrial cleaners and processing fluids.
What if you weren’t using the product according to instructions?
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 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.
How can a New Jersey product liability lawyer help your case?
Product liability cases are incredibly complicated. You must be able to prove that the product you used was defective either in the design, manufacture, or in its failure to warn. You must be able to provide evidence that the product’s defect was the direct cause of your injury. Our skilled product liability attorneys are here to aggressively advocate for you and recover from all potential defendants in your case. We have a record of success when it comes to recovering compensation for our clients who have been injured because of a defective product. With more than $500 million in jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, we are prepared to leverage our skills and experience on your behalf.
Each of the partners at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP is an award-winning attorney, and Certified Civil Trial Attorney, which is a designation granted by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to help consumers find lawyers who have a recognized level of competence in their field.
Handling complex defective product clams for NJ injury victims
From offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, our lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Call our office at 732-384-1331 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced NJ product liability lawyer near you.