Defective Products

Personal Injury Cases

Defective Products

Were you hurt when a cell phone or small appliance caught fire?  Or your bicycle tire fell off?  Or a ladder or scaffolding collapsed?  Or maybe your playground equipment failed?  Or you bit into something with a foreign object or ate something that made you sick?  Or you got your hand crushed by a machine or cut by a power tool?  Or your glass bottle exploded.  The ways in which products can hurt people are as varied as products themselves.

The law in Connecticut is that a product “seller” — which includes the manufacturer and the retailer — who places a defective product in the stream of commerce is responsible to pay money damages to those injured because of the defective product.  This is so even if you were not the one who purchased the protect.  So, if you think you may have been the victim of a defective product, first, save the product or whatever is left of it, then, contact the experienced Connecticut products liability firm of Licari, Walsh & Sklaver, LLC.

Just because a product has caused harm or even is the subject of recall does not mean it is “defective.” And a product can be defective in any number of ways.  It could have been designed improperly.  Designed properly, but not manufactured as designed.  Or maybe it was designed and manufactured properly, but the warnings accompanying the product were insufficient.  The law of products liability can be complicated and is ever changing.  In 2016 the Connecticut Supreme Court announced a change in how we determine whether a product is “defective” — that is, unreasonably dangerous.  And proving this may require the opinion of an expert.  We have worked with a wide range of experts over the years, from professional engineers and university professors to mechanics and repairmen.  Our philosophy is to investigate hard, find the right expert early and present the strongest case from the outset.

Let us put our experience to work for you.