Blog: Product Liability

  • Thanksgiving Day Fires Caused by Defective Products

    Nov 1, 2021

    If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you may have a lot of worries. You may be worried about how much food you need. You may also worry if you have enough seating for everyone, or if everyone in the family will get along. One thing that may not be on your mind, that can be a cause for concern, is fires. Thanksgiving Brings an Increase of Fires The rate of residential fires increases by 2.3...
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  • Did You Receive a Defective Product for Christmas? Here’s What You Should Do

    Dec 29, 2020

    It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is already coming to a close. While Christmas morning was intended to be filled with excitement, what should you do if it was instead filled with a trip to the ER because of a defective product? What happens when a product is poorly designed or manufactured, leading to an injury? That’s what we discuss down below. Types of Product Liability Claims Product liability claims can fall into...
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  • Ikea Plans to Pay $46 Million to Family of Jozef Dudek, Toddler Killed by Tipped Dresser

    Feb 5, 2020

    It was just three years ago when a two-year-old boy, Jozef Dudek, was found dead underneath a toppled Ikea dresser. The dresser tilted over and suffocated the young boy, causing him to pass away at an incredibly young age. The parents of the young boy ended up filing a lawsuit against Ikea after they found out that the product was defective and that there were other people who experienced the same issues with the dresser...
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  • Proving A Product Liability Case: What You Need To Know

    Dec 13, 2019

    Recovering Compensation For a Defective Product When a consumer purchases a product, they do not expect that use of the product will cause them any harm. However, thousands of people are injured due to defective products every single year. The good news is that there are legal remedies that a victim or their family can pursue against a manufacturer or other related company in the event of injury or death. Here is a short guide...
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  • How Do You Define a “Product Defect” in New Jersey?

    Apr 24, 2019

    Most people are familiar with the term “product defect” or “defective product” in the context of filing a lawsuit after a product causes a personal injury. Generally, people recognize that products should behave or operate in the manner in which they are designed to be used, and that an action by that product that is unlike anything it was designed to do can cause injury. A cigarette lighter exploding when sparked or an airbag deploying...
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  • Watch Out for Defective Equipment at the Gym

    Sep 22, 2017

    Few things are as important as keeping up with good physical health. Working out at a gym promotes and encourages a bright, healthy lifestyle. Millions of Americans take advantage of gyms to provide a wide array of training equipment they wouldn’t normally have access to. However, it is up to the gym management and staff to ensure clean, hygienic, and overall safe place to work out. Considering how many people use the gym equipment and...
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  • How to Ensure Your Smoke Detectors Are Working

    Sep 13, 2017

    There are certain objects in the house that people rely on but hope they never have to use. First aid kits, fire extinguishers, security alarms, smoke detectors and more could all help prevent a variety of accidents. While these products are safety staples everyone should own, many overlook the benefits or the need to test such objects. The last thing anyone wants is for a major safety precaution device to fail on them in the...
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  • What to Do If Your Car is Recalled

    Apr 10, 2017

    Nearly 22 million vehicles were the subject of auto recalls in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With so many recalls being issued, it’s not unusual to discover that your vehicle is one of them. If you receive notice that your car has been recalled, follow these steps: Maintain perspective A recall doesn’t mean that your car is a time bomb. It is often a precautionary measure taken to address a problem...
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  • 9 Symptoms of Food Poisoning

    Feb 23, 2017

    Every year, millions of Americans suffer food poisoning. Most of the time, a person with food poisoning is able to recovery fairly quickly and return to their normal routine. However, not everyone gets over food poisoning so easily. In fact, many people require emergency medical treatment and hospitalization for food poisoning, with some extreme cases of illness ultimately proving fatal. Of course, the best way to avoid food poisoning is to follow a healthy diet...
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  • What to Do If a Product You Use Has Just Been Recalled

    Jan 26, 2017

    As a consumer, you place your trust in manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to ensure that the products you purchase are safe for use. Unfortunately, not every product is actually safe for consumption. In fact, product recalls are quite common in New Jersey and elsewhere in the United States. Every year, consumers are seriously injured, and even killed, as a result of dangerous products. Whether it’s a car with faulty air bags, a food item with...
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