Bridgeport Defective Product Attorneys
Did you suffer serious injuries or was your loved one killed by a defective product in the greater Bridgeport area? Make sure that you quickly contact an experienced personal injury attorney for help possibly filing a product liability claim.
The manufacturer of a defective product is often liable for the injuries caused, but many companies will initially deny liability and claim victims were to blame for their injuries. Several people need help proving their cases.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers handles defective product claims for clients in Bridgeport and many other nearby communities in Connecticut. We know how to obtain the evidence necessary to successfully prove and receive compensation for those who were hurt.
Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss your case with one of our Bridgeport defective products attorneys. Call (203) 380-1556 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
Do I Need A Defective Products Lawyer?
You will want an attorney so an independent investigation can be performed into your accident. The lawyer can determine the actual cause and also identify the liable parties.
You could be entitled to compensation for all of your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. When a defective product injures you, try to save any remaining portion of the product as well as the original packaging. Keep the defective product somewhere safe inaccessible to others.
Many companies initially deny liability for defective products. In some cases, insurance companies for the manufacturers may offer victims lump-sum settlements to resolve their cases, but you should know that these proposed settlements are almost always far less than what victims are entitled to.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will consider everything when determining the value of your case and will fight to help you recover every cent that you are entitled to. We will negotiate for a just settlement to your case, but we will not be afraid to file a lawsuit when an insurer seems incapable of providing adequate compensation.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?
The attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have more than 140 years of combined legal experience. Our firm won the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015.
Jonathan Perkins has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and has over 30 years of legal experience. The record of success for Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers includes $490,000 recovered for a woman who broke her back when she fell off a piece of gym equipment.
Mr. Perkins is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Connecticut Bar Association, New York Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and American Bar Association. He is admitted to state courts in New York and Connecticut as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers also provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing until you receive a monetary award. Call (203) 380-1556 or contact us online to schedule a no cost, no obligation consultation.
Types of Defective Product Cases We Handle
Connecticut’s Product Liability Act include allows for defective product claims based on negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty. A defective product claim will usually involve one of the following claims:
- Failure to Warn — A manufacturer could be liable for injuries caused by innocent uses of a product that ended up being dangerous when nothing was warning the consumer against such use. Manufacturers must warn consumers about potentially harmful uses of a product, even some of which seem self-explanatory.
- Manufacturing Defect — A product may be defective because of an isolated error in the manufacturing process. These types of claims may be entirely isolated or limited to a specific batch of products, often resulting in individual claims.
- Design Defect — When a product is dangerous because of its fundamental design, the nature of the danger of the defect is much higher because all users of the product are subject to the same hazards. These defects may result in class action lawsuits or multidistrict litigation (MDL).
All products sold and exchanged have the potential to be defective. In general, some the types of items commonly involved in product liability actions include, but are not limited to medical devices, motor vehicle parts, children’s toys, car seats, pharmaceutical drugs, tires, construction tools or equipment, cosmetics, and appliances.
Defective Product Statistics
There were about 240,000 toy-related injuries treated in emergency departments in 2016, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC received seven reports of toy-related deaths among children younger than 12 years of age in 2016.
According to the CPSC, 34 deaths associated with playground equipment were investigated from 2009 to 2014. The incidents involved 19 hangings or other asphyxiations, 12 caused by second products, five slides, five swings, and eight head or neck impact injuries.
The CPSC reported 62,300 emergency department-treated injuries associated with nursery products among children younger than five years of age in 2016. There were 284 deaths associated with nursery products among children younger than five years of age between 2012 and 2014.
There was an estimated average of 48 electrocution deaths associated with consumer products between 2010 and 2013, according to the CPSC. In 2010, there were There were 70 consumer product-related electrocutions, but 40 fatalities in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
From 2014 through 2016, the CPSC reported an estimated 30,700 people were treated annually in emergency departments for product instability or tip-over injuries related to televisions, furniture, and appliances. This included 1,100 injuries associated with appliances, 10,100 injuries related to televisions, and 19,500 injuries associated with furniture.
Contact a Bridgeport Defective Products Attorney Today
If you sustained catastrophic injuries or a defective product in Connecticut killed your loved one, do not wait to retain legal counsel. The company that sold you a defective or dangerous product should pay for all of your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is committed to helping clients recover all of the compensation they are entitled to. Call (203) 380-1556 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.