Consumers usually have trust that the products they are buying are safe to use. However, sometimes this is not the case. If a company releases a defective product and someone is injured as a result, the company may be held liable. If you were injured because of a defective product, you may have a valid product liability claim. Contact our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys at the Wilton Law Firm today to discuss your case and your options. Read on to learn more about product liability injuries.
What is product liability in New Jersey?
All companies have a duty to make sure that their products are safe to use before they release them on the market. This is known as product liability. If a company fails this duty and someone is injured as a result, the company may be held responsible.
Who is responsible for product liability injuries?
There are three types of defects that a consumer can find someone responsible for in a product liability suit. They include the following:
Negligent design: In this case, the product was not designed with safety in mind and someone was injured as a result.
Negligent manufacturing: This points to when the manufacturer diverged from the original plans, either intentionally or unintentionally, causing the product to become unsafe.
Failure to warn: In this type, a company fails to warn consumers about a potential danger associated with using a product incorrectly, and someone is injured as a result.
What should I do if I was injured?
If you were injured as a result of a defective product, it is critical that you do not throw the product away. The defective product can be a key component to a successful product liability claim. Additionally, you should reach out and obtain the services of a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney that can help you collect evidence and begin the process of your personal injury claim.
How long do I have to file my product liability claim?
New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. This means that if you fail to file your legal claim within two years, you will likely lose the opportunity to obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Personal injury claims are time-sensitive. Do not wait. Contact our firm today to get started on your case to ensure you are meeting your deadlines.
CONTACT OUR FIRM
Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.