It is a fact of life that products break, and seemingly only at the worst times. However, there is a huge difference between your TV remote breaking for the third time in a week and your car experiencing mechanical failure on the Garden State Parkway.
If you or a loved one has been in an injurious accident due to a defective vehicle, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a personal injury claim under product liability statutes.
The personal injury attorneys of Fredson & Statmore have over 50 years of combined experience reaching successful verdicts and settlements for clients injured by defective motor vehicles. We take pride in protecting the legal rights of our clients in local New Jersey communities including Clifton, Wayne, Paterson, Little Falls, Woodland Park, West Milford, and all of Passaic County. Lean on our experience and intimate knowledge of local law to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries as we have done for decades.
Call our office today for a free and confidential consultation regarding your motor vehicle accident, the mechanical failure which led to your accident, and your potential personal injury claim.
Our Wayne attorneys understand that determining the cause of your accident is the first step towards filing a successful personal injury claim. Over our decades of combined experience, here are some of the most common vehicle defects which can lead to injury.
Most successful personal injury claims require the claimant to prove that another party acted with negligence or recklessness, leading to the injurious accident. However, some product liability claims fall under strict liability regulations, meaning that a defendant it inherently liable for damages whether or not the claimant is able to prove negligence. Essentially, these laws were enacted in New Jersey in order to protect consumers from harmful products.
What does this mean for those injured by defective vehicles? It means that our West Milford attorneys will be able to focus on the details of the mechanical breakdown in question without worrying about the reasons why they broke down to begin with. In other words, if an auto part breaks causing injury, that is legally sufficient to find the manufacturer liable for your accident and the resulting injuries.
As defective vehicle personal injury claims do not require proving negligence, our Paterson lawyers will need to prove these three items to successfully resolve your claim:
A great first step in the immediate aftermath of an accident caused by a defective vehicle is to document the exact nature of your accident. Memories change over time, and insurance companies may use this against you. By taking pictures and/or videos (when possible), writing down what you experienced, and documenting the scene, you are providing evidence which can be used down the line.
Another critical step is seeking medical attention as soon as possible. Not only will you be receiving the medical treatment you need for your injuries, but the diagnosis provided by your doctor will be proof that your injuries were in fact sustained in your auto accident. The sooner you are able to receive a diagnosis, the stronger the connection between your accident and your injuries.
At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, we believe that car manufacturers need to be held accountable when their products fail, causing injuries to consumers. Our experienced legal team has extensive experience seeking financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, punitive damages, and more for clients injured in auto accidents in New Jersey towns including Wayne, Paterson, Little Falls, Clifton, West Milford, Woodland Park, and the greater Passaic County area. Our firm is led by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction held by only two percent of lawyers in our state.
Call our Clifton offices by dialing (973) 771-5259 or contact us online today for a free and confidential consultation with a member of our legal team regarding your motor vehicle accident caused by a defective vehicle and how we can best serve your needs.