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Attorneys With Extensive Understanding Of Product Liability Cases

Product liability refers to injuries caused to consumers by dangerous or defective products. It may also refer to injuries caused to workers from dangerous or defective machinery. Manufacturers of products or machinery are held responsible for any damage caused by the products they sell.

Product liability cases are challenging. You should retain a personal injury attorney who understands the basics and can fight for you.

Who Is Responsible For Defective Product Injuries?

Personal injury cases involving product liability include:

  1. Negligence — To prove that the manufacturer was negligent, the person who was injured must show that the product manufacturer had a duty to the customer. This is relatively easy since anyone selling products to the public has a duty not to injure anyone. The injured person also must prove that the manufacturer breached the duty to make a safe product. This is proven by showing that the manufacturer knew that the product was dangerous or should have known that the product was dangerous. Lastly, there must be an injury from the breach of the failure to make the product safe.
  2. Strict product liability — Strict product liability occurs when it is shown that the product was defective when it left the manufacturer's control. There is no need to prove negligence in these cases.
  3. Breach of warranty — In breach of warranty cases, the product must be shown to cause an injury because of a failure of something that the manufacturer warranted or represented to be true. It can be a representation that the product was safe to use under certain conditions and in fact the product failed when it was used under those conditions.

A wide variety of items can be considered in product liability claims, including:

Defects And Product Recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that there are 200 to 300 product recalls each year. A large percentage of these recalls involve children's products and toys. Recently, there was a recall of cribs made by two manufacturers because they posed a risk of death. Products may be recalled because of defects or dangerous conditions and include automobiles, tires, furniture, household appliances, tools and safety equipment.

Products can be defective because of the way in which they were designed or in the warnings that should accompany the product. There may also be defects in the product because of the manufacturing process. Frequently, instructions that come with a product fail to warn consumers of dangers in the use of the product.

For close to 40 years, the Law Offices of John Morelli in Cherry Hill has been providing product liability representation for its New Jersey clientele. Let one of our lawyers help you. Contact our firm by calling 856-528-3205.

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