Wayne, NJ Products Liability Lawyers
Defective products are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths each year at home, on the road and in the workplace. Often times, products are designed or manufactured with shortcuts or substandard materials to boost profits at the expense of product safety. When product manufacturers put their profits ahead of the safety of the public, the attorneys at De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp step in and stand up for the rights of injured workers and consumers. We have the skill and determination to do what it takes to hold companies accountable for the injuries they have caused.
New Jersey Product Liability Law
There may be many different legal theories available under New Jersey law to hold a manufacturer liable for injuries caused by a defective product. The most commonly-used legal theories include:
- Breach of Implied Warranty
- Breach of Express Warranty
- Strict Products Liability
Under the theory of Strict Liability, a product maker can be held responsible without having to prove negligence or fault on the part of the manufacturer. Makers of commercial and consumer products have a duty not to release any products to the public that are unreasonably unsafe by way of a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn of dangers associated with the product. Examples of defective products include:
- Power saws, lawn mowers and other tools built without safety guards
- Irons, heaters and other appliances designed without an automatic power shut-off
- Air bags that fail to deploy; car seats that fail to withstand an impact
- Household chemicals that do not give instructions for their safe use
Get Help Today from Experienced New Jersey Products Liability Lawyers
Manufacturers vigorously defend product defect claims, since often these defects may potentially expose them to liability from thousands of people or damage their reputation. At De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp, we bring to bear all of our skill, experience and resources to hold responsible parties liable for the damage they caused, regardless of how difficult or complicated the litigation may be. If you were injured by a defective product in New Jersey, contact De Frank, McCluskey & Kopp at our office in Wayne for a free consultation.