Injury from Defective & Dangerous Products
When you purchase a product, you have a legal right to expect that the product will work and that it won’t cause an injury. But defective and dangerous products cause injuries to thousands of U.S. consumers every year. In some cases, medical treatment can take years and the costs can be astronomical. When companies put profits ahead of safety and individuals are injured or even killed as a result, these companies can and should be held responsible.
Defective product cases may include the following types of products:
- sports and recreational equipment
- construction materials
- home fixtures, appliances and furnishings
- heating, ventilating and cooling equipment toys
- children’s nursery equipment and supplies
- home entertainment and communication equipment
- household product packaging
- lawn, garden and workshop tools and equipment
- home maintenance products
- motor vehicles
- pharmaceutical products
- medical devices
Specialized, experienced legal services
We have successfully represented many victims of defective and dangerous products. If you or someone you know has been injured by a defective product, we will be able to tell you whether you have a valid legal claim, and what damages you may be able to recover. Depending on how serious your injuries are, you may be entitled to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and/or property damage. In some instances, you may also be entitled to punitive damages, which are awarded to punish someone for negligent, reckless or intentionally dangerous behavior.
We are specialists who focus solely on personal injury law, including cases involving defective and dangerous products. And although we work for individuals rather than insurance companies, we have extensive experience working on the insurance side of personal injury claims. Most importantly, we understand what it takes to build the strongest cases for our clients, and we are committed and effective in helping our clients obtain the maximum compensation for injuries from defective and dangerous products. We work on a contingency basis, meaning there is no cost to you unless we have succeeded in making a recovery for you.
What to do after an injury due to a defective or dangerous product
Every case is different, but here are a few guidelines that generally apply to defective or dangerous product lawsuits.
- Get medical attention as soon as possible. In addition to taking care of yourself or your loved ones, obtaining medical help will provide important documentation for your injuries. Keep in mind that it may take several months to completely assess related injuries, or that medical treatment may have to continue indefinitely.
- Gather important resources and information. You should be able to provide your attorney with the product itself (if you still have it), information about where you purchased it, any manuals or other material that came with the product, pictures of the product and where the injury occurred, copies of your medical records, documentation of any time that you missed from work, receipts for property damage, including cleaning bills or receipts for damaged clothing.
- Take notes and photos. Record the time and place of the incident and any other relevant information. Write down the details of what occurred and what was said by any witnesses. Take photos of your injuries. After the incident, document your treatment process, your mental state, any appointments resulting from the accident (medical, insurance, etc.), distances traveled, time taken off from work, and the effect of the incident and the injuries on your family.
To learn more about how we can help you if you have been a victim of an injury caused by a defective or dangerous product, contact us online or call 203-259-5400. Remember that your initial consultation is free and that we are here to put our legal skills to work for you.