We trust that the products we use have been properly designed, manufactured and tested for safety before being put on the shelves. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective or dangerous product in New Haven, Connecticut, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the product manufacturer. Contact the product liability attorneys at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. for a free consultation to find out how we can help.
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Common Types of Defective Products in Connecticut
A defective product is one that contains an issue with its design, manufacturing or marketing. If anything goes wrong during any stage of the production process, it can result in a defective and dangerous product. Defective products put thousands of consumers at risk of suffering serious injuries. Some of the most common examples of defective products that are involved in injury lawsuits are:
These defective products can result in major accidents, illnesses, broken bones, lacerations, burn injuries and deaths. Although a manufacturing company may notice a defect and issue a recall to warn consumers about the dangerous product, these recalls often come too late – after a consumer has already been hurt or killed. In these cases, the company can still be held financially responsible (liable) for injuries caused by the defective product despite the recall.
What Are Your Rights as a Victim of a Defective Product?
In Connecticut, a law known as strict product liability applies to most injury claims involving defective products. This law states that if a product contains a defect, a manufacturer or retailer is liable for injuries resulting from the use of the product, even if the company did not do anything wrong or cause the defect. It is not necessary for the injured victim to prove that the product was unsafely designed or improperly manufactured to be eligible for financial compensation for injuries connected to a defective product. This law can make it easier for an injured victim to go up against a powerful manufacturing company.
What to Do After Being Injured by a Defective Product
If you get injured by a defective or dangerously designed product in New Haven, try to remain calm and document the situation. Take photos of the defective product and the location of the incident, as well as pictures of your injuries. Keep the defective item, the packaging that it came in and the purchase receipt.
Go to a hospital in New Haven immediately for professional medical care for your injuries. Keep copies of all receipts, bills and medical records. Start the insurance claims process as soon as possible by contacting the company that made the product. Keep in mind, however, that the insurer will not want to protect you. Before you accept a settlement that might be unfairly low, consult with an attorney.
Contact a Defective Product Attorney in New Haven Today
Request a free legal consultation with an attorney at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product in New Haven. We will meet with you in person or talk with you over the phone to listen to your story and offer legal advice. We understand the laws surrounding defective products, as well as how to help injured victims navigate them. Our lawyers are passionate about helping their clients seek justice and fair financial compensation from product manufacturers. Please call (203) 265-2035 today to learn more.