New Jersey Product Liability Lawyers
Most of us assume that products must be safe if they’re offered for sale at a reputable store. As thousands of Americans discover each year, reputation and regulation aren’t always enough to guarantee that a product is safe. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Federal agency charged with overseeing the safety of most products sold in the U.S., recalls hundreds of products each year due to safety concerns. The agency’s statistics indicate that defective consumer products caused 176 deaths and more than 19,000 hospitalizations in 2007.
Defective consumer products aren’t just a nuisance and a waste of money; they can cause preventable deaths, toxic exposures, and other very serious injuries.
Nearly any product can be defective, but some of the most serious product defects include:
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Age-inappropriate toys that cause choking hazards
- Unsafe tanning beds
- Toys and jewelry containing lead or other toxins
- Contaminated food
- Unsafe prescription and over-the-counter drugs
- Highly flammable home furnishings and apparel
- Lack of safeguards
- Lack of warning when a product is unsafe to use as intended
- Inadequate instructions regarding the use of a product
Defective products aren’t just those used in our homes; they can also find us at work. Office workers can be exposed to chemicals, and electrocution from computer and other equipment. Industrial, construction or manufacturing jobs often involve equipment that can be dangerous even when used correctly. Common product injuries in the workplace include those caused by:
- Construction equipment defects
- Escalator and elevator malfunction
- Problems with manufacturing and industrial equipment
- Insulation and other equipment containing toxins such as asbestos
- Defective or deficient safety equipment
- Ergonomic injuries
Fortunately, New Jersey law imposes strictly liability upon manufacturers for the injuries their products cause. You may hold companies liable for an inherently faulty design, flaws or contamination introduced during manufacturing, inadequate safeguards, shortcomings in warnings of potential danger and/or in instructions. In an NJ defective products lawsuit, you can be awarded compensation for a serious injury, permanent disability or wrongful death, as well as to pay medical bills, compensate for lost wages, and for other costs related to your accident.
Founded in Newark in 1929, the law firm of Blume Goldfaden has decades of experience practicing law in New Jersey. In the past 5 years alone, we’re proud to say that we’ve secured well over $320 million in settlements and verdicts for our seriously injured clients. 12 of our attorneys hold special Certification as Civil Trial Attorneys from the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and all of us specialize in the complex medical and legal issues presented by cases of catastrophic injury. Because we have 20 attorneys and an in-house physician in four offices, we have the resources needed to properly investigate and pursue your case.
If you were seriously injured by a defective or dangerous product, contact Blume Goldfaden today for a consultation with a skilled New Jersey defective product lawyer regarding your matter at no cost to you.
Additional Information About Dangerous Products
- Auto Design/Manufacturing Defects
- Dangerous/Defective Consumer & Industrial Products
- Dangerous Drugs & Devices