Rahway, NJ asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for New Jersey

Q: When I was under the car, One of scissors jack suddenly broke down and my car came down on my arm.

When I was under my car, one of scissors jack suddenly broke down and my car came down on my arm. I got injured I can barely move my arm. Do you think I can sue this scissors jack company? If so, do I need a police report and receipt when I purchased?

4 Lawyer Answers
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes you can sue the scissor jack company. First get medical attention and make sure you tell them how you injured your arm. Then, Immediately contact a good lawyer.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I'm sorry about your accident. More important than the receipt could be an operating manual if you have one, because it would carry operating instructions for the scissor jack. It could include warnings about not to go underneath a vehicle without using jack stands. Those things are really only intended for changing flats on the side of the road. They aren't intended for maintenance work. You could gather the records you have and discuss the matter in detail with an attorney. Good luck for a healthy recovery.

Tim Akpinar

Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Plainsboro Township, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The first question any personal urinary attorney will ask is-do you have the scissor jack. The reasoning is to determine if there is a product defect. This can only be determined if an appropriate engineer can examine it and determine why it failed. The 1st thing the product manufacture is going to raise is whether you erred in the way that you used it or set it up, so that's why maintaining possession of the scissor jack is imperative. It certainly would be helpful to have the receipt for the purchase, but it is usually not a deal breaker, because under our product liability law, the retailer isn't liable for a product defect, if the manufacturer is identified. It is also important for you to get medical treatment and learn how serious/significant your injury is. The take away: get medical treatment and consult a lawyer who is Certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Lawyer, as soon as is convenient for you.

Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Plainsboro Township, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I meant personal injury, not "urinary" sorry!!

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