Essex County Product Liability Lawyer
Every year, hundreds of defective products are recalled from the market. From dangerous drugs to automobile parts, to children’s toys, these products can be responsible for serious injuries and even wrongful death. Product liability laws are designed to compensate consumers injured by defective products and make sure no one else is harmed, by prompting product recalls or instating improved warnings to consumers. If you have been injured by a defective product, contact an experienced Essex County product liability lawyer at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC for a review of your case.
Who can be held responsible in a product liability lawsuit?
If a product is determined to be unreasonably dangerous when applied to its intended use, and the product causes injury to a consumer or anyone using the product, a defective products lawsuit can be brought against the responsible parties. Our product liability lawyers can investigate the legal responsibility of every group involved in the chain of commerce, including the manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, and retailer. Even parties who did not technically “cause” the defect may be liable if they participated in placing the defective product on the market.
How do I know if a product is defective?
A product is considered defective if it poses an unreasonable risk to consumers when used for its intended purpose. Product defects can usually be classified into one of three categories: manufacturing defects, design defects, or marketing defects.
- Manufacturing defects occur during the production of the product.
- A design defect involves an inherent flaw in a product, possibly a structural weakness in a machine part, or a defectively designed seatbelt in an automobile.
- A marketing defect, also known as a failure to warn, can occur when consumers are inadequately warned about the dangers of a product are given improper instructions on how to use the product.
At Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, our defective products attorneys can help victims recover compensation if they were injured by the failure of a product or improper marketing of a product.
How do I prove a product liability claim?
In every product liability case, our attorneys must initially demonstrate that the product was defective or unreasonably dangerous. A product is considered unreasonably dangerous if it causes injury when used as intended (or when used in the same manner as an ordinary consumer would use it). The next issue in a product liability lawsuit is causation. Our firm must rule out other causes of the injury and prove that our client’s injury was directly caused by the defective products. If necessary, our attorneys will employ expert testimony to demonstrate the link between the product and the injury.
Contact an Essex County Product Liability Lawyer
When defective products cause consumers to become seriously injured, the appropriate parties need to be held accountable for their actions. You may be entitled to significant compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you faced as a result of your injuries. If you have been injured by defective products, contact the Essex County product liability lawyers at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC for a free consultation.