We obtained a small judgment in favor of a consumer against a furniture store chain for the sale of a defective chair it refused to replace. The furniture chain had numerous unpaid judgments. It was unlikely to have a lot of cash on hand if a levy was attempted, and we had no information as to its bank accounts. Additionally, the chain ignored information subpoenas. We didn’t want to incur fees and costs for investigation and the like that would deplete the client’s recovery.
Realizing that people frequently pay for furniture with credit cards, we obtained a garnishment order from the court on the sums due to the furniture chain under its merchant account with a major bank. It took two attempts to get the court to understand what we were attempting, but after the order was entered two-thirds of the judgment amount was recovered on the first attempt and we are going back for the rest. Since we had obtained a treble damage award, the client has already been made whole. Not to be chastened, the furniture chain called demanding the chair back! (That’s not happening.)
Defective Products Lawyers Help You Hold Companies Accountable
Consumers who have been hurt by faulty products have the right to bring a defective products action against the entities involved in that product’s creation and release. Generally, three parties may be held liable for damages in a faulty product case:
- The manufacturer
- The product designer
- The advertiser
An attorney who handles product liability cases will be able to look into the chain of production for your product and determine where things went wrong. If you have been injured, this is the best course you can take to right your wrongs and hold the company that wronged you accountable for their negligent actions.
Your attorney will need to show that the following elements occurred in your claim. Unlike a criminal case, it is only necessary to show that it is more likely than not that the following occurred to “prove” your claim:
- You suffered an injury or other loss
- The product you purchased is defective
- The defect caused your injury or other loss
- You were using the product as it was intended to be used
Those who bring a successful claim against the parties responsible for defective products may be able to gain the following:
- All medical bills paid
- Funds to make up for lost wages
- Compensation for pain and suffering
Having an attorney by your side to file all the necessary documentation for your product liability claim is crucial to secure all the compensation you are entitled to by law. Don’t settle for less than you deserve; our attorneys will make the case for you to receive the funding you need to get your life back on track after your accident.
Sandelands Eyet LLP Employs Thoughtful Resolutions that Help Consumers
At Sandelands Eyet LLP, our lawyers strive to obtain favorable results for our clients. If you have been wronged due to a large corporation’s negligence, we will go to court on your behalf to ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.
Our defective products lawyers in New Jersey work tirelessly to ensure that the sellers and makers of faulty products do not get away with hurting their customers. We have decades of experience representing consumers in defective products cases. If you have a defective product case in New Jersey, call (908) 470-1200 to receive a free consultation.