Connecticut Defective Product Legal Team
Eagan & Donohue’s defective product legal team has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims resulting out of manufacturing and design defects in common, everyday products as well as in specialized products.
New products have become a part of our daily lives, as we drive to work in cars each day, cook on new stoves or microwaves, and work on our computers and laptops during the day. However, our consumer-driven society is fast-paced society and demands fast production rates that can sometimes lead to defective products due to the speed with which they are made, as well as the lack of safety standards in certain manufacturing companies.
Defective product cases often involve a wide spectrum of injuries, since we use many consumer goods in every aspect of our day. Your car’s heater may malfunction, leading to a car fire. Your blow dryer may explode, severely injuring you while you get ready in the morning. The toys your child plays with may be found to contain harmful contaminants. All of these products have the potential to lead to severe injuries if they were negligently manufactured or contain a defect they picked up during their manufacture. Sometimes new products are not adequately tested before they are placed into the stream of commerce, leading to potentially severe injuries. As a consumer who is injured by these defective products, you should not be forced to pay for the injuries you received from the products.
Claims relating to defective products are often brought within a products liability suit. These cases can rely on three different theories in its prosecution, including negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty. Many cases rely on the theory of negligence of the manufacturer or the store owner in designing, manufacturing, and promoting the product for sale. This theory requires the victim to prove the manufacturer and seller were not reasonable in their examination of the product for any defects or in their failure to warn of any defects.
Other cases may look to strict products liability, in which the victim only has to show:
1. The product was defective;
2. The defect existed prior to the victim purchasing the product; and
3. The defect caused the victim’s injuries.
Finally, the victim may look to a breach of warranty theory which is based in contract law. Under this theory, a victim may recover based on breach of a warranty which caused the victim’s injuries.
Eagan & Donohue | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Legal Team
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product in Connecticut, do not hesitate to contact the defective product legal team at Eagan & Donohue. We have years of experience in handling defective product cases and understand just how upsetting it is to fall victim to a product defect that causes a severe injury. We should not be forced to go through life hesitant to use a new product for fear of explosions, fires, or other malfunctions. Instead, negligent manufacturers should be appropriately punished to ensure that future injuries do not occur. Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.