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New Haven Product Liability Lawyer

If you tried to keep track of all the products that you use during the day, you would probably lose count. You rely on every product you use and consume to be safe, but there are times when defective products make it into our households. At Jacobs & Jacobs, our team is here to help do you need a New Haven product liability lawyer by your side. If a defective product has caused harm to you or your family, we will investigate the situation and help you recover the compensation you need from negligent companies or manufacturers.

Why Choose Jacobs & Jacobs for a Product Liability Case?

  • At Jacobs & Jacobs, we know that there are no shortcuts to success. That is why we prepare every single case as if we will be taking it to trial.
  • We have broad experience handling personal injury cases throughout Connecticut, and this has given us a deep understanding and compassion for the problems that our clients face after a product defect changes their life.
  • We take New Haven product liability cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will not have to worry about paying any legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they need.

What Will an Attorney do to Help a New Haven Product Liability Claim?

Product liability cases can become incredibly complex, and under no circumstances should an individual try to handle these claims on their own. The reality is that you need a New Haven product liability lawyer to stand up to major companies, their legal teams, and their aggressive insurance carriers. An attorney can use their resources to:

  • Uncover any evidence needed to prove liability, including any documentation pertaining to the product in question.
  • Work with trusted medical experts who can fully evaluate their client, treat the injuries, and help determine total expected losses.
  • Prepare to go up against the product company or manufacturer and their legal team in court if necessary to obtain a fair settlement on behalf of their client.

What Types of Products Become Defective and Cause Injuries?

When we go look at the government website devoted to keeping track of all recalls in the country, we can see that just about any type of product we use or consume can become defective in some way. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Medications
  • Medical devices
  • Cleaning products
  • Automobiles
  • Vehicle parts
  • Strollers
  • Car seats
  • Toys
  • Appliances
  • Cosmetics
  • Foods
  • Beverages
  • Appliances
  • Tools
  • Furniture
  • …and more

The unfortunate reality is that defective products can lead to significant injuries or internal illnesses for those involved. Most people do not expect the items they purchase to be defective, which means that these injuries and illnesses happen suddenly and without warning.

How do Products Become Defective?

There are many ways that products can become defective, but we can boil down the problem to three main causes:

  1. Defective designs. Just about every product that we use or consume has to go through some sort of testing before it is released to consumers. In some cases, this testing is rigorous and mandated by the government. However, there are times when flawed designs make it past the testing phases and onto store shelves.
  2. Manufacturing errors. Even the best-designed products can still become faulty if they experience a manufacturing error. Often, products go through many different stages during the manufacturing process, which sometimes means multiple companies are involved. If a problem occurs at any point along the manufacturing chain, the product can become harmful to consumers.
  3. Advertising issues. Consumers rely on labels to help them understand how to properly use or consume a product. These labels can include ingredients, instructions, side effects, warnings, hazards, allergy alerts, and more. If any information on a product label is incorrect, this could lead to harmful use or consumption by the consumer.

Types of Injuries That Can Occur in These Cases

There is a wide type of injuries that can occur as a result of a product being defective. In some cases, this will include traumatic injuries such as:

  • Burns or electrocution injuries
  • Lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Amputations
  • Crush injuries
  • Choking injuries
  • Broken or dislocated bones

In other cases, a defective product can lead to internal illnesses or injuries. Some of these can include:

  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Various cancers due to chemical contamination
  • Allergic reactions

What Compensation is Available for in New Haven Product Liability Claim?

Those who have been injured by defective products will often be able to recover various types of compensation from company products or manufacturers. At Jacobs & Jacobs, our dedicated New Haven product liability lawyers strive to recover both economic and non-economic compensation on behalf of our clients. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Payment for any hospitalization or doctor’s office visits
  • Coverage of prescription medications or medical devices
  • The cost of any surgical needs
  • Physical therapy or rehabilitation coverage
  • Lost income if a victim cannot work
  • General household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

The total amount of compensation available in these cases will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular case. In rare instances, product liability victims may be able to recover punitive damages on top of the other compensation awarded in the case. Punitive damages are typically reserved for instances where the product company or manufacturer knew about the harm associated with the product but failed to warn consumers or issue a recall.

Call our New Haven Product Liability Attorney Today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured after using or consuming a defective product, reach out to the New Haven personal injury lawyers from Jacobs & Jacobs today. Our attorneys have a track record of success handling complex injury cases, and we have the resources necessary to help you secure the compensation you need. We are not afraid to take on major companies or their insurance carriers and legal teams. Let us get to work on your behalf when you need a product liability attorney. You can contact us online or call us at (203) 777-2300 to schedule a free consultation.

 

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