Product liability claims are complex and require significant resources to pursue successfully. We believe that product manufacturers and sellers have both a moral and legal obligation to make sure their products are safe and to warn consumers of avoidable hazards. However, some companies cut corners on safety in order to maximize their profits, and too often, people get hurt. A Watertown product liability lawyer at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC relentlessly advocates for victims of dangerous products.
You have a right to expect that the product that injured you was safe and that any hidden dangers would be disclosed. If you were injured by a dangerous product, you have legal rights. Contact our dedicated personal injury attorneys today to tell us your story and get answers about your options. We handle product liability claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing until and unless we recover compensation for you.
Product liability claims may be brought on theories of negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. They may be brought against a party involved in any stage of the manufacturing and distribution of the product from the product designer, to the provider of a particular component part of the product, to the retailer that sold or leased the product to you.
In general, product liability claims fall into three major categories:
The product’s design is flawed in a manner that puts users at risk. Design defects may be present from the earliest stages of product development due to the design of the product. Thorough investigations can reveal that the product designer failed to comply with state and federal regulations, commonly accepted safety guidelines, and even the designer’s own internal design and safety protocols.
This type of defect occurs after the product is transferred from design into production. The product may have been safe on paper, but it was manufactured using lower-quality materials or bad manufacturing practices that created a safety hazard.
Some products are inherently dangerous—medications have side effects, for example, and electric devices have some risk of electric shock or fire. But the manufacturer has a duty to disclose known safety hazards to keep users as safe as possible. A marketing defect, such as mislabeling or false advertising, may deceive or mislead the consumer.
In Connecticut, the Connecticut Product Liability Act provides the remedy for product liability claims. This law went into effect in 1979 and incorporated common law legal theories of negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty into a single statutory product liability claim.
Product manufacturers, product distributors, and their insurance companies vigorously defend product liability lawsuits. Frequently the opponent is a large corporation with vast resources at its disposal. Our Watertown product liability attorneys have the experience and resources to successfully handle these challenging cases. We launch thorough investigations, employ scientific and technical experts from a wide range of disciplines, and advocate relentlessly for you.
Throughout the process, we’ll keep you informed, answer your questions and address your concerns. Often, our skilled lawyers in Watertown are able to resolve product liability claims in a negotiated settlement. But we’re always prepared to take even the big corporations to trial, including testing our arguments and refining our strategies in our in-house courtroom.
When you’ve been injured by a dangerous product, you have legal rights, and you deserve strong advocacy for the compensation you need and deserve. While we can’t undo what happened to you, we will fight for the compensation and closure you need to start rebuilding your life. By holding these companies accountable, we can help to protect other consumers from being harmed. Forcing companies to make their products safer is one of the greatest powers of the civil justice system, and we’re strongly committed to using that power to protect our community.
If you’ve been injured by a dangerous product, you need a law firm with extensive trial experience. Our offices are located in Watertown, and we represent victims throughout Connecticut. Contact us today for your free remote consultation with an experienced Watertown product liability lawyer.