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Product Liability Claims in New Jersey | What to Know

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Unfortunately, consumers cannot always trust that the products they are buying are safe. Companies have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe before they reach any buyer. However, this is not always the case and injuries can occur as a result. If you were injured as a result of a defective product, you may have a viable product liability claim. Contact our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to discuss your case and learn about your options. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

What is product liability in New Jersey?

Companies have a duty to ensure 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 liable.

Who is responsible for product liability injuries?

There are three kinds 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 deviated from the original blueprints, either intentionally or unintentionally, causing the product to become unsafe.
  • Failure to warn: Here, 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, you should not throw away the product. The defective product can be a key element to a successful product liability claim. Additionally, you should retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney that can help you compile evidence and begin the process of your personal injury claim.

How long do I have to file my claim?

New Jersey has a statute of limitations of two years for all personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file your product liability claim within two years from the date of your accident, you risk losing the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm as soon as possible to ensure you have not missed any important deadlines preventing you from filing your legal claim.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.

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