Product Liability: Protecting Consumers Against Dangerous Products
The law of product liability deals with the liability of the manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of a product for injuries resulting from that product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts of the product, an assembling manufacturer, the wholesaler, the retail store or other ultimate seller of the product and any other party in the distribution chain, regardless of whether you actually purchased the item yourself.
Injured By A Faulty Product? We Will Provide You With The Information And Representation You Deserve.
At Faugno & Associates, L.L.C., we represent people in Hackensack and throughout New Jersey who have been injured, had their property damaged or lost loved ones due to defective or unsafe products. With more than three decades of experience handling personal injury claims, we are well-equipped to take on even the most complex cases.
Research from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission indicates that defective or unsafe products cause 29.4 million injuries and 21,400 deaths each year. Within the U.S., an estimated $700 billion is spent annually on injuries, deaths and property damage caused by consumer product incidents. You or your child may be injured by something seemingly harmless or something you use every day such as a hair dryer, toaster, baby chair, toy, iron, coffee maker, air conditioner, car, hand tool or even your clothing.
Product liability law gives consumers the ability to sue for and recover damages from manufacturers, distributors and vendors for injuries resulting from accidents caused by products. Virtually all products are subject to product liability law, not just items on store shelves — products subject to the law run the spectrum from everyday consumer products to large-scale items. Examples include:
- Medical devices
- Medical implants
- Real estate
Product liability claims are tort-based claims that can arise from negligence, strict liability or breach of warranty, though product liability is often focused on strict liability claims. As your attorneys, we can explain the law and how it will affect your claim in clear, straightforward language.