Connecticut Product Liability Attorney
Identifying Dangerous Products
As a consumer, you probably don't stop to think that the products you are picking up off the shelf could leave you injured or severely ill later on. Although no one should have to stop to question such choices, unfortunately, dangerous and defective products are distributed across the county at an astounding rate. Whether a manufacturer has failed to adequately test a product or they have provided an insufficient warning label, consumers are always the ones that are exposed to the risk of a potentially dangerous product. When the general public is left in the dark about the household items that they possess, the consequences can be devastating—especially if the dangerous product has made its way into the hands of a child or a loved one. Fortunately, the law allows for victims to recover monetary compensation for the harm that they have sustained through a product liability lawsuit.
So what exactly constitutes product liability? The Connecticut Product Liability Act explains that "those who put defective products into the stream of commerce shall be liable to people who suffer injuries or damages" (State of Connecticut Judicial Branch). To determine liability, however, the injured consumer must be able to show that a) the product was sold or manufactured by the defendant b) the product was defective in some way c) the defect existed when it left the manufacturer and d) the defect ultimately caused an injury. If you have been injured by a dangerous and/or defective product but you are unsure of whether or not you have a valid case to pursue, it is important that you discuss the circumstances of your injury with a
Connecticut personal injury attorney immediately.
Injured by a defective product in Hartford, Connecticut?
If you have been injured due to the carelessness of product's maker, you maintain the right to pursue legal action. First, however, you must identify who is responsible for putting the dangerous item on the shelf, as product liability laws can hold manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and distributors accountable for putting a faulty product on the market. In order to do so, you must assess what type of injury you have suffered and how that injury came about. To start, it is important to understand that there are three types of defects that may exist, including a manufacturing defect, a design defect and a marketing defect—also known as a failure to warn. A manufacturing defect applies to the poor construction of a product, a design defect occurs when the product was designed to be inherently dangerous, and a marketing defect refers to improper or insufficient labeling.
If you have been seriously harmed in relation to any of these defects, you may have grounds to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. As such, it is vital that you enlist the help of a Connecticut personal injury attorney as soon as possible. By filling out and submitting a free
case evaluation to an experienced attorney at McCoy & McCoy, you can get started on recovering the damages that you deserve. It is important to act quickly, as the statute of limitations in the state mandate that you file a lawsuit within three years of the date of injury, so do not hesitate to take action as soon as possible. Even if you are unsure of whether or not you have grounds to file a lawsuit, our firm still welcomes the chance to assess your case and provide you with the information that you are looking for.
Call us today at 800-4-INJURY to get started.