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Product Liability

 
  • Hill Wallack LLP's Product Liability Practice Group was established to respond efficiently and thoroughly to the legal and highly technical demands of defending today's product designers, manufacturers and retailers. Our aggressive and experienced litigation attorneys have analyzed and successfully explained to juries, judges and arbitrators the often complex design and manufacturing issues that arise when a product causes injury to person or property. The Product Liability Practice Group has experience with a wide range of products and devices, including, but not limited to:

    • Automotive Engineering
    • Manufacturing Equipment, including Tool and Die
    • Industrial and Heavy Equipment
    • Lifting Equipment, including Cranes and Forklifts
    • Scaffolding and other Construction Equipment
    • Elevators and Escalators
    • Food Industry Equipment and Additives
    • Pressure Vessels
    • Consumer Products
    • Human Factors
    • Warning Issues, including Labels and Instructions

    Our attorneys have detailed experience in the application of the New Jersey Product Liability Act of 1987 and the Restatement (Third) of Torts, as well as in the important area of the admissibility of expert testimony in state and federal court. We also pride ourselves in shifting, where appropriate, the risk of liability to up-stream designers, manufacturers, distributors, component parts suppliers, or their insurers.

    In addition to handling litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts, our attorneys also provide sound advice and assistance to our clients' in-house counsel or officers regarding pre-litigation risk management, claim avoidance, claim handling and claim settlement, including assessment of potential insurance benefits from other entities in the chain of distribution of the product or involved in the design or manufacturing process. Our Product Liability Practice Group prides itself on providing our clients with in-depth legal and practical advice based upon a thorough understanding of our client's business philosophy, design and manufacturing processes, and quality assurance and marketing practices.

    The Product Liability Practice Group is led by partners who jointly have decades of trial and appellate experience in federal and state court as well as technical aptitude in the field of product design, manufacture and quality control. The firm is also a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.