Passaic County NJ Product Liability Attorneys
Representing Product Liability Victims in Morris County and throughout New Jersey
Our lives are filled with products–at home, at work, as we travel–essentially every part of our daily living requires some form of product. Due to the universal presence and use of products, ranging from cars and appliances to machinery and medication, it is easy to forget the dangers they may pose if improperly designed, manufactured, distributed, or labeled. All-too-often, a catastrophic event brings these deficiencies to light, long after they could have been identified and prevented. When these instances do occur and you suffer an injury, it is important to know that those negligent parties can be held accountable for failing to ensure the safety of their products and the consumers who rely on them.
At Fronzuto Law Group, our product liability attorneys bring over 75 years of combined experience and unparalleled tenacity to each and every case. With an intensive, investigative approach, we collect any and all forms of available evidence to construct a compelling case on your behalf and pursue maximum damages. For instance, in a recent case, we recovered $14.5 million in damages after a product label and product defect resulted in brain injury and permanent disability for one of our young clients.
After thoroughly investigating your claim, we employ all of the knowledge and resources at our disposal, including top experts in relevant fields, to seek just compensation that will provide for your security both in the short and long-term. For a cost-free, no obligation consultation about your New Jersey product liability case, contact our offices anytime at 973-435-4551 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.
Responsibilities of Product Manufacturers and New Jersey Product Liability
With the ubiquitous nature of products in our consumer-driven world, we may lose sight of the fact that not all of these products are as safe as they appear. In fact, products are responsible for a shocking number of injuries and deaths each year. According to the most recent data provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 38,573,000 people sought medical attention for an injury related to a consumer product in 2010. Although the U.S. government attempts to prevent these injuries through regulations and numerous product recalls each year, there are many products that bypass these mechanisms undetected, leaving unsuspecting consumers vulnerable to the devastating effects they may cause.
Under product liability law, manufacturers have a number of legal obligations regarding the products that they market to consumers, including:
- Designing safe products;
- Manufacturing safe products and/or including necessary safety features;
- Providing clear and comprehensive product instructions; and
- Providing explicit warnings and cautions for use
Failure to fulfill any of the above responsibilities may constitute product liability and leave a manufacturer exposed to civil litigation from consumers who are injured as a result of their negligence.
Common Defective Products in New Jersey
In a variety of environments, from private residences to vehicles and workplaces, designers, manufacturers and distributors must take necessary measures to ensure that consumers and employees can safely utilize their products. The following are among the most common classifications of products that can cause serious injuries when defective:
- Automotive products: Seat belts, roof assemblies, brakes, airbags, and tires
- Construction site accidents and workplace equipment: Cranes, forklifts, scissor lifts, man lifts/cherry pickers, safety equipment (harnesses, safety glasses), and unsafe materials (asbestos found in tiles, insulation)
- Defective sports and recreation equipment: Baseball bats, paintball guns and masks, football helmets, lacrosse equipment, jungle gyms and other playground equipment
- Household products: Lawn mowers, power tools (nail guns, saws, sanders), log splitters, kitchen appliances, toys, personal care products
- Prescription medications, pharmaceutical, and medical devices: Ortho Evra, Yaz, Chantix, DePuy hip implants, defibrillators, pace makers
Resolving Your New Jersey Product Liability Case
When any of the above products are defective, the injuries suffered by victims can range from allergic reactions to choking, burns, poisoning, electrocution, and even death. However, the law provides you with a mechanism through which to hold these parties accountable for your injuries. Under the conditions of strict liability, a negligent product manufacturer can be forced to provide compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, rehabilitative treatment, necessary future accommodations, permanent disability, and pain and suffering. Further, surviving family members are entitled to bring wrongful death claims against negligent parties if their loved one has died as a result of a hazardous product. It is important to note that there are time limits within which you must file a product liability claim in order to seek compensation. As such, we urge you to seek prompt legal counsel if you or someone you love has been injured by a defective or dangerous product.
Contact our New Jersey Product Liability Lawyers to Schedule Your Free Consultation
Chaired by our firm’s founder Ernest Fronzuto, who is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney, our product liability group consists of attorneys who have the skills and tenacity to take on major corporations in complex litigation. With millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements recovered, you are not responsible for paying us until you receive the financial compensation that you deserve. Schedule a free initial consultation with our product liability lawyers by calling 973-435-4551 or contact us online today.