New Jersey law is clear that product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have a duty to design, manufacture, and sell reasonably safe products which are fit for their intended uses. However, in many instances, product companies are not heavily regulated or if there are regulations, they are not enforced. Without regulations, a company polices itself with respect to making products safe. When profits are on the line, safety considerations are often sacrificed.
New Jersey law allows people who are injured by defective products to bring lawsuits against any company which produced, manufactured, distributed or sold the product. Not only do product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers face liability, companies which manufacture and sell component parts of the product may also face liability. For example, if a ladder fails due to a component piece such as a screw, the screw manufacturer may face liability in addition to the ladder manufacturer.
In a New Jersey products liability action, the injured plaintiff can pursue any one or all of the following theories of liability:
- manufacturing defect,
- failure to warn, or
- design defect.
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Successful products liability actions often depend on using proper experts such as a mechanical engineer who can test the product for defects. In addition, it is vital that the defective product be kept or saved.
Being represented by an experienced, knowledgeable attorney can make a difference in your case.
If you’d like to have your case reviewed by our New Jersey and Pennsylvania product liability lawyers, call 215.925.4451. Our products liability law firm has been helping injury victims for nearly 30 years and our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation.
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