Representing People Injured by Defective Products
As consumers, we have every right to expect that the products we purchase and use will be safe for their intended use. Unfortunately, some businesses design and manufacture flawed products. In some cases, companies fail to adequately test their products for defects. In other cases, companies fail to provide proper warnings of the dangers of their products to consumers. When consumers are sold defective products, they can suffer horrific injuries or even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product, you have the right to take action and pursue compensation for all losses arising out of your injury. Knowledgeable legal counsel can be instrumental in helping you accomplish your objectives.
Types of Defective Products Cases We Represent
The law firm of Britcher Leone, LLC, is based in Glen Rock and Morristown. Our lawyers are able to represent people throughout New Jersey in a wide range of product liability lawsuits. We handle a wide range of product liability lawsuits, including those involving:
- Defective power tools
- Defective medical products
- Defective heavy equipment
- Tire defects
- SUV rollovers
- Defective appliances
- Unsafe food products
When successful, product liability claims serve many purposes. These claims can help people who have endured life-changing injuries to have their medical and life care needs met. Of equal importance, a product liability lawsuit can compel companies into taking action to make their products safer.
Tire Defects That Can Result in Accidents
Any number of tire defects that can lead to auto accidents. Some of the most common defects are:
- Tire tread separation: The tread of a tire should not separate from the body of the tire. When the tread does separate, it can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. In many instances, the vehicle will roll over, causing severe injuries or death to the driver and any passengers.
- Tire blowouts: Tire blowouts are always unexpected events. In the immediate aftermath of a tire blowout, a driver may overcorrect or lose control of the vehicle. While there can be other causes, defects in the design or manufacture of the tire can create conditions ripe for a blowout.
- Cracked valve stems: Cracked or otherwise defective valve stems can lead to underinflated tires. When tires are underinflated, there is greater wear on the edges of the tire. This can hasten tire tread separation and/or blowout.
What Percent of Accidents Comprise SUV Rollovers?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, rollovers comprise roughly three percent of vehicle accidents. Despite this, rollovers cause nearly one-third of all motor vehicle deaths. In too many cases, SUVs roll over due to flaws in their design or construction.
SUVs can have any number of flaws that can lead to disabling injuries or death in the event of a rollover. In addition to a high center of gravity, vehicle manufacturers must make certain that the roofs of their vehicles are built to withstand the impact of a rollover.
The companies that design and manufacture defective vehicles must be held accountable for placing a defective product on the market. By holding these companies accountable, we can make the roads safer for everyone.
Investigating and Litigating Product Liability Claims
Product liability claims can involve numerous potential defects. For example, products can be defectively designed or manufactured. In other situations, inherently dangerous products may not contain adequate warnings. Whatever the cause, product liability cases are extremely complicated. Your lawyer must be able to work with extensive amounts of technical information in order to demonstrate exactly how the defective product caused injury.
In nearly all defective product claims, numerous experts are required in order to establish this proof. In addition, your lawyer must be able to present this information to the men and women of a jury. Our trial practice is led by attorney Drew Britcher. Drew is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney and has achieved successful results for our clients time and time again.