When a consumer purchases and uses a product, he or she expects it to be safe to use for it’s advertised and intended purpose. A product manufacturer or seller may, through an act of negligence, allow a dangerous and defective product onto the marketplace. If an unsafe or defective product has harmed you, contact the experienced attorneys at Moore Kuehn for assistance to recover fair and just compensation for your injuries.
Under Connecticut law, there are several elements that you have to prove in order to recover compensation for your injuries caused by a defective product. Just because a product injured a person does not mean it was defective as delineated by law.
In Connecticut, the theory of comparative responsibility is applied to product liability claims. Even if you have some degree of responsibility in causing the accident or injury, you can still bring a product liability claim, but your compensation for your injuries will be reduced in proportion to the degree it is considered you were at fault.
An experienced Connecticut product liability attorney that is familiar with the nuances of this area of the law can help you pursue a successful outcome with your claim. The attorneys at Moore Kuehn can help you recover compensation for medical bills, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, disability, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
There are three types of defects:
Design defects: An inherent defect in the design of the product.
Manufacturing defects: A product fails due to an error in the manufacturing process.
Marketing defects: Failing to warn users of potentially dangerous applications or parts of the product or failing to inform the consumer of the proper and safe usage of the product.
Some commonly defective products include:
Product liability claims have many different aspects and establishing fault can be complicated, even requiring expert testimony. The attorneys at Moore Kuehn bring the experience needed to sort through this complex area of the law and help you seek to recover the full compensation that you deserve.