Dangerous Product Death Lawyers in New Jersey
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Taking Legal Action After a Defective Product Caused a Wrongful Death
Most of us believe that the consumer products we buy must be safe — otherwise, they wouldn’t be in stores. Unfortunately, that’s not true. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal government recalls tens of millions of toys, foods, vehicles and other consumer products each year because of concerns about their safety. A minority are only recalled after they cause a death or a serious, permanent injury to the consumers who trusted them.
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Defective children’s products from China have made headlines recently because many contain unsafe amounts of lead, which can cause poisoning and brain damage to children over the long term. But that’s far from the deadliest common product defect in our country. Others include:
- Defective cars, trucks, motorcycles or auto parts that can cause or exacerbate a crash
- Foods tainted with salmonella, e. coli or other bacteria causing food poisoning
- Defective prescription or over-the-counter drugs
- Toys incorrectly labeled for sale to young children who might choke on small parts
- Appliances with faulty wiring that can start a fire
- Flammable home furnishings or faulty fixtures
- Sports and recreational equipment, including defective helmets and ATVs prone to roll over
- Injuries on escalators or elevators
- Unsafe tanning beds
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Find out If You Have a Case
New Jersey law allows plaintiffs to sue over flaws in a product’s design or manufacture, or a manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn consumers of any foreseeable dangers of using the product. In a defective product death lawsuit, you can claim damages for the financial costs of the injury and death, including future lost income; funeral, medical and repair bills related to the injury; the loss of the victim’s companionship and guidance; any pain, suffering and lost quality of life of the victim. In cases of extreme carelessness or intentional wrongdoing, you may also be able to collect punitive damages, which are intended to punish the defendant’s bad behavior.
If you’re considering a defective product wrongful death lawsuit, you should call Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. as soon as possible. Product liability law can be complex, and in New Jersey, victims have just two years from the day of the accident to file a defective product wrongful death lawsuit. It’s important to make sure you protect your rights by having an experienced NJ product liability attorney by your side throughout the process.
The New Jersey deadly product liability attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have practiced law in the state for more than 20 years. Based in Princeton, we help clients throughout the state win compensation for wrongful deaths, product defect injuries and other serious accidents and injuries. We understand that clients who’ve lost a loved one have a lot on their minds; that’s why we strive to be available to our clients while insulating them from the legal and administrative complexities of a wrongful death case. We only work for a contingency fee, an arrangement that means we won’t take a fee unless and until we win your case for you. And we offer free, no-obligation consultations, so there’s no risk in speaking to us about your rights and the likely outcomes of your case.
To speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney, call Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. today at (609) 240-0040.
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