When you buy an appliance, power, tool, or another type of product, you expect it to work safely and as advertised. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens. In fact, some products come defective or without necessary safety features, leading to a serious incident.
If you’ve been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you can pursue compensation from the manufacturer or another liable party. That said, seeking damages can be challenging, especially if you’re busy recovering from an injury. Fortunately, the Connecticut personal injury lawyers from Connecticut Trial Firm can help you file a strong claim.
A Connecticut product liability lawyer can work hard to investigate your case and obtain the damages you need to get back on your feet.
Product Defects Our Connecticut Product Liability Lawyers Can File a Claim for
When it comes to product liability incidents, there are several different types of defects that can cause serious accidents and injuries. Luckily, our team of Connecticut product liability attorneys can investigate and file a claim for an accident caused by any of the following types of defects:
- Flawed product design
- Defect arising from incorrect assembly of product
- Lack of adequate safety warnings
- Improper product use instructions
- Poor packaging
If you’ve been injured in a product liability accident caused by one of the above-mentioned defects, our firm can work with experts to identify the issues with the item and use evidence to hold the at-fault party accountable for your injuries and losses. Our team has a great deal of experience investigating defects in a number of different products including the following:
- Medical devices
- Power tools
- Prescription medication
- Baby products and children’s toys
- Motor vehicles
How a Connecticut Product Liability Attorney Can Prove Negligence
To get the damages you need to treat your injuries, replace lost wages, and cope with your pain and suffering, your attorney must collect evidence and use it to prove negligence. Your lawyer can use your medical records, testimony from engineering and other product liability experts, and other forms of evidence to prove that the at-fault manufacturer was negligent.
Once a product liability attorney from our team in Connecticut has gathered all the evidence they can, they’ll use it to establish the following four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care: First our lawyers must establish that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care. All companies and manufacturers that make products available to the public have a legal duty to make sure their offerings are safe, free form defects, and accompanied by proper safety warning and instructions.
- Breach of duty: Next, our Connecticut product liability attorneys will use evidence from the investigation to show that the at-fault company or manufacturer failed to uphold the duty of care it owed you.
- Causation: Next, we’ll use other forms of evidence, including expert testimony, to show that the at-fault party’s breach of the duty of care directly caused your accident.
- Damages: Finally, we’ll sue your medical records, accident-related expenses, and other documents to prove that the product liability incident caused you to suffer injuries and losses.
Damages You Could Receive from a Product Liability Claim in Connecticut
If your attorney successfully proves the above-listed elements of negligence, they’ll likely be able to hold the at-fault manufacturer or company liable for your losses. If that happens, you could receive a variety of different helpful damages, including the following:
- Medical expenses
- Ambulance fees and hospitalization costs
- Lost wages
- Decreased learning ability due to lasting conditions
- Pain and suffering caused by your injury
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
How Long You Have to File a Product Liability Lawsuit in Connecticut
If you’ve been injured by a defective, poorly designed, or improperly packaged product, you’ll have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. According to Connecticut General Statutes § 52-577a, you have three years from the date of your product accident to submit a lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Failure to act within the state’s filing timeframe could bar you from getting the damages you need to cover your expenses and get back to your regular life. Fortunately, our product liability lawyers from Connecticut can work fast to get your suit submitted before it’s too late. As long as you reach out to our law firm soon, we’ll have the time we need to comply with state law.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Product Liability Lawyer from Connecticut Today
Dealing with a defective product injury can be difficult, especially if you’ve suffered serious bodily harm. Our team understands how challenging this time must be for you, which is why we’re here for you and willing to do everything we can to get the financial recovery you need to move forward with your life.
Contact a Connecticut product liability lawyer from our team today to schedule a free consultation and get started on your case. If we agree to work with you, we’ll provide 24/7 support, client-focused counsel, and highly experienced representation. You’ll be amazed when you see how much our skilled team can do to get the outcome you deserve.