Defective Products – Product Liability Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, our product liability lawyers can assist you with your claim. We can help you with our decades of legal experience. All fees and expenses for your cases including hiring experts are advanced. At the end of the case, our product liability attorney will be compensated for our costs from your settlement. If no settlement is collected, you do not owe us any fees and all costs are covered by us. Our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis meaning you do not pay us anything unless you collect money at the conclusion of your defective product case.
1. How Many People Are Injured By Defective Products Each Year?
Defective products vary from simple children’s toys to electric bedding. There are thousands of children and adults injured or killed each year due to defective products. In 2006, Toyota recalled over 1.4 million cars due to defective or faulty parts. Child injuries amounted to 220,500, and about 26 infants die each year in crib-related incidents from defective products.
2. What Should I Do If I Am Injured By A Defective Product?
Contact us as soon as possible if you are injured by a defective product. It is imperative that you do not harm your case as it may have a negative effect on your case. Our defective product attorney may advise you not to give any statements or sign any authorizations, so it is important to speak with us before you do anything that may hurt your defective product case.
3. How is Liability Determined?
How a “reasonable person” would be expected to act in the situation that caused the injury is the critical issue in a personal injury case. When a person fails to act like a “reasonable person,” that person may be considered negligent. Whether the person in question has met the “reasonable person standard” must be determined by a jury through oral arguments and presented evidence. This is just one reason why our Connecticut lawyer can help you develop your defective product case.
4. What If I Can’t Prove That Someone’s Negligence Caused My Injury? Is There Any Other Basis For Liability Besides Negligence?
Liability is composed not only of the negligence but also of “Strict Liability.” Companies or individuals may be held “strictly liable” for activities that may harm even if they have not acted negligently or with wrongful intent. A person who is injured by a defective product unexpectedly or a dog bite, they may be able to recover a settlement for the injury without proving the responsible party was actually negligent.
5. What Compensation Might I Receive If My Case is Successful?
The liable party must pay the injured party through their liability insurance company:
- Past and future medical care expenses
- Past and future income due to injury
- Permanent physical disability or disfigurement
- Loss of family, social, and educational experiences
- Emotional damages: stress, embarrassment, depression
- Strains on family relationships
- Punitive Damages (In Extraordinary Cases)
- Damaged Property
“Damages,” or compensation, is money to reestablish you to the status you were before the injury occurred. The money is not considered income, except for money paid for loss of income. It is not taxable as income by the federal or state government.
6. How Do I Get About Getting Experts To Help Me With My Defective Product Case?
Our Connecticut product liability attorney may be able to hire experts to strengthen your defective product case. Experts may include a professional engineer, error analysis experts or an expert mechanic.
7. Who Will Pay The Expenses of Hiring All Of These Experts?
Our product liability lawyer will advance all fees for your defective product case. At the conclusion of the case, our firm is reimbursed from the recovery. If no recovery, we handle all fees and expenses. You only pay us if you receive a monetary settlement.
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