What to Know About Product Liability in New Jersey

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Companies have a duty to make sure that their products are safe to use before they release them to the public. This is known as product liability. If a company fails to fulfill this duty and someone is injured as a result, the company may be held responsible. Read on to learn more about product liability.

Determining the responsible party:

When it comes to a product liability case, you will have to work with an experienced personal injury attorney to prove that your accident was a result of one of 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.

Fulfilling the burden of proof:

In order to determine what caused the accident and therefore hold the negligent party responsible, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. As a result, it is important to take the following steps immediately after an accident occurs:

  • Call 911
    • The police can send an ambulance, file an accident report, and more.
  • Seek medical attention
    • Many people attempt to avoid the hospital, but it is important to seek medical attention after an injury for numerous reasons. First and foremost, it will ensure that your injury receives the necessary medical attention. Second, going to the doctor can help provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injury. This information can play a key role in your personal injury case. Be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documentation.
  • Keep the product
    • It may be tempting to throw the product away, but it is important to keep it, as it is key evidence of the negligence that occurred to cause the accident.
  • Work with an attorney
    • An experienced personal injury attorney can help obtain further proof of negligence, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.


To learn more about how we can help you after sustaining an injury due to no fault of your own, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.