Americans are bombarded with millions of consumer products each year. When manufacturers, designers, sellers, and distributors put dangerous and defective products out in the marketplace, they betray the trust of good people who work hard to provide for their families. When you bring a product into your home, you should be able to use it without worrying that it might cause harm or death. Unfortunately, despite strict government regulations that mandate research and testing, unsafe products injure and kill consumers every year.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 38 million people are injured by consumer products each year. Dangerous and defective products kill over 35,000 people annually. If you or a loved one has been hurt by an unsafe product, it is important to seek experienced legal help. Not only are you entitled to compensation for your injuries, but your case could be the tipping point that causes a dangerous product to be pulled from store shelves. By speaking up, you could prevent others from experiencing physical pain and emotional trauma.
We Stand Up to Big Corporations and Their Insurers
Some of the biggest product liability cases in U.S. history have involved giant multinational corporations backed by teams of lawyers and seemingly inexhaustible resources. Despite their size and power, these companies were held accountable for their greed and negligence by determined trial lawyers seeking justice for their clients. Toy manufacturers have been forced to recall dangerous products. Car makers have placed seat belts and safer brakes in their vehicles. Tire companies have paid out millions to accident victims. In the end, all the money in the world could not save these companies from facing accountability for their negligent conduct.
At Nugent & Bryant, we are proud to stand among the ranks of trial lawyers who regularly take on giant corporations and their insurance companies. We believe that people are more important than making a profit. We believe that consumers deserve safe, effective products that make life better, not more dangerous. If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, we can help.
Types of Product Liability Claims
In any product liability claim, there are several parties that can be charged with negligence or recklessness. Potential defendants include designers, manufacturers, assemblers, wholesalers, components manufacturers, and sellers. At any stage from design to point of sale, an individual or business entity can be responsible for placing an unsafe product into the stream of commerce. Causes of action include strict liability, negligence, and breach of warranty.
There are also several different types of product defects. At Nugent & Bryant, we have represented consumers in the following product liability matters:
As their name implies, design defects go to the very heart of a product’s design. Courts consider whether a product could have been produced from a safer design without losing function and integrity.
A manufacturing defect can occur even when a product is otherwise designed safely. In a majority of cases, manufacturing defects affect a relatively small batch of products, which end up causing injuries.
In most cases, marketing defects include the failure to warn, which refers to a manufacturer’s failure to caution consumers about preventable risks. Packaging and labeling mistakes are also commonly featured in marketing defect product liability claims.
Connecticut Injury Lawyers
At Nugent & Bryant, we carefully select only those cases in which we fully believe the victim is entitled to compensation. We are not afraid to turn away cases, and we are not afraid to take on huge corporations. By choosing to represent people who truly need our help, we ensure that those who desperately need it receive the legal representation they deserve. If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, call us today at (203) 795-1111 for a no obligation consultation.