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We surround ourselves with the manufactured and produced products we use for all aspects of our daily lives. Fortunately, the majority of these products are safe and reliable, even if they don’t always live up to the promises of their manufacturers. But when a product causes a serious injury due to a design flaw, manufacturing mistake, or inadequate label, the manufacturer bears the responsibility to compensate the injury victim. This responsibility is known as their liability in an injury victim’s claim for damages like medical expenses and pain and suffering. Because powerful manufacturers and their insurance companies often dispute claims to protect their profits, an injury victim shouldn’t try to make this type of claim without experienced legal representation by a product liability attorney in South Jersey.

If you or a close family member were injured by a product in the course of its normal use, call the product liability lawyers in South Jersey at Grungo Law for a comprehensive evaluation of your case.

Why Choose Us for Your Product Liability Attorneys in South Jersey?

At Grungo Law, our team of dedicated client advocates understands the devastating impacts of a serious injury caused by a defective product. Some injuries have life-altering consequences for the victim. Even less serious injuries can cause financial hardship while the victim recovers. At Grungo Law, our South Jersey personal injury attorneys offer the following advantages to injured clients in their cases:

  • A free case consultation and no attorney fees until we secure your compensation or win a substantial jury award for your damages
  • Years of experience navigating personal injury claims with a track record of success in product liability cases
  • Open, honest communication throughout the process of your claim so you’re never left in the dark about your case
  • A history of securing over $135 million for our injured clients through settlements and jury verdicts
  • Cutting-edge technology to document evidence in your case combined with our classic client advocacy methods to maximize your compensation

Attorney Richard Grungo Jr., ESQ is rated a “Super Lawyer” with over 25 years of experience representing New Jersey injury victims. Our team has successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including a recent $300,000 settlement for a client’s hand injury caused by a defective log-cutting machine.

Understanding Defective Product Injuries in South Jersey

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When a serious defect makes a product unsafe and the result is an injury, the injury victim may make a claim for compensation for their losses. Financial losses and other consequences of an injury are known as “damages” in a personal injury case. Defective product cases occur when a consumer uses a product according to the directions, or in a way that a manufacturer should reasonably assume they’d use it, and an injury occurs due to one of the following:

  • The product had a design flaw that made it dangerous to use even as directed
  • An error occurred in the manufacturing of the product so the particular item or lot number was unsafe
  • The manufacturer made a marketing error by not including adequate labeling for directions or safety warnings on the package

All manufacturers owe a duty of care toward consumers to produce safe products. If they breach that duty of care and the result is an injury to a consumer, the manufacturer is liable for the damages. 

What Are the Most Common Defective Product Injury Cases in New Jersey?

Nearly any type of product can cause an injury to a consumer if it has a defect that makes it unsafe to use even when used appropriately. However, some types of products are more commonly seen in defective product cases in South Jersey, including the following:

  • Medications
  • Construction equipment and other workplace equipment and products
  • Defective medical devices
  • Defective car or truck parts
  • Children’s toys
  • Children’s sleep devices and bedding
  • Cosmetics
  • Cleaning products
  • Fireworks

When a product causes harm, the impact on the victim can also have ripple effects on their family, including financial hardship. A product liability claim is the civil court’s way of allowing injury victims to recover their losses and gain a sense of justice by holding powerful manufacturers accountable.

What Damages Can I Recover in a South Jersey Product Liability Claim?

Injuries quickly become expensive when they are serious enough to require medical care and lengthy recovery times resulting in missed paychecks. Some defective product injuries in New Jersey make it impossible to return to work in the previous capacity or at all. A successful case against the manufacturer of a defective product results in compensation for the following common damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future income loss
  • Lower future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other non-economic damages that might apply such as disfigurement compensation, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and PTSD

An experienced product liability attorney carefully calculates their client’s damages to ensure they obtain the maximum possible compensation. If there was a death as a result of a defective product, please contact a skilled wrongful death attorney in South Jersey today. 

Do I Have to Go to Court For a Product Liability Claim?

Most personal injury cases like those involving the manufacturers of defective products are resolved through a settlement so the injury victim rarely has to go to court. However, pursuing the matter in a lawsuit in court becomes necessary in about five to ten percent of cases if the manufacturer disputes the claim or the insurance company of the liable manufacturer fails to offer an acceptable settlement amount. In that case, you must file a lawsuit within New Jersey’s two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims.

A lawsuit brings the matter before a judge and jury and both sides present evidence and testimony. Often, the manufacturer of the defective product tries to assign blame to the victim. It takes an attorney with years of litigation experience to make a compelling case if the matter does require litigation in court.

Although a court case takes longer to resolve than a settlement, jury awards for damages are typically higher than the amount the victim would receive in a settlement.

Call The Defective Product Lawyers in South Jersey Today

Large manufacturers hire powerful attorneys who attempt to assign blame to injury victims and defend their clients against paying out hefty claims that impact their profits. No one should try to navigate this complex type of injury claim without a time-tested attorney with years of experience in this type of claim. Call or contact the product liability lawyers at Grungo Law in South Jersey today so we can begin a personally tailored strategy to recover your damages.