When you buy a product, you do so with the expectation that it will work. That’s only normal. When it doesn’t, it often results in minor frustration as we have to venture back to the store to return and exchange it for a new one or consider the whole purchase a wash. But what happens when a product is defective and causes an injury? What are your options now? That’s what we discuss below.
What is a Defective Product?
First and foremost, what exactly is a defective product? Legally speaking, it is any product that is unusually dangerous when used expectedly and as such, causes injury or harm to the person(s) using it. The product can be defective as a result of a design, manufacturing or marketing defect. Determining this is key to understanding who to file a claim against moving forward.
Who Can I Sue?
There are multiple defendants who may be responsible for the injuries you sustained from a defective product, including the manufacturer, designer and distributor. However, it’s worth noting that you may be able to file a claim against multiple parties. For example, if you were injured by a product that had a design flaw and the retailer failed to recall it in a timely manner, you may be able to sue both the manufacturer and retail distributor for their negligence.
It’s important to note that you don’t have to be the direct buyer of the defective product in order to pursue a product liability claim. If your neighbor is using a defective lawn mower and a piece of blade flies into your yard and injures you, you can still file a product liability claim and name all parties involved.
As you can see, product liability claims are often complex due to how many parties may be involved. If you or someone you love was injured as a result of a defective product, the team at Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A. can help. Give us a call today for a consultation: (732) 709-7992.
Contact An Edison Personal Injury Lawyer To Discuss Your Product Liability Case In New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a defective product in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A. represent clients injured because of defective products in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call (732) 709-7992 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A. has two offices conveniently located in Edison New Jersey, as well as offices in Brick, Freehold and Point Pleasant. The main office of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. is at 1862 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820.
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