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Stamford Product Liability Lawyers

Stamford Product Liability Lawyers

The products we trust to be safe can actually harm us in far too many cases. Home products, industrial tools, and any other product can fail at the wrong time and leave you injured. When that happens, it’s essential to have a knowledgeable and experienced product liability lawyer on your side.

At Wocl Leydon, our Stamford personal injury lawyers are focused on helping people like you. No matter how a product has injured you, our lawyers are here to help. Our work has been recognized by Connecticut Super Lawyers®, New England Super Lawyers®, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and many other prominent publications. If you’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product, let us put our skill and our reputation to work for you.

Our firm offers a free consultation about your case. To find out more about your best legal options, call us,  contact us online, or visit our Stamford office.

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Our Product Liability Lawyers in Stamford Can Make a Difference in Your Case

Our Product Liability Lawyers in Stamford Can Make a Difference in Your CaseWhen you’re injured by a faulty product, you probably have questions about how you’ll get the compensation you need. You may be unsure how you begin a claim, how you investigate a claim, and how you’ll fight for the compensation that you deserve. Our experienced product liability lawyers have handled a wide range of product liability claims. We are ready to help you during every step of your case.

  • Our experienced lawyers will start by listening to you. To prepare a claim, we’ll need to understand what happened to you and what went wrong. Product liability cases require a high level of documentation and detail, so we’ll talk with you about how you were using the product, how it malfunctioned, and what you did afterward.
  • Our lawyers will also collect any evidence that your case needs. This includes medical records, witness testimony, photographic evidence, reports of similar problems with the product, recalls, and other key information. In a product liability case, it’s also important to preserve the product itself and to keep it as it was at the time of the accident. We’ll work quickly to protect any evidence related to the case.
  • Another important way we’ll help is by evaluating your injuries and working with you to determine the total amount of your losses. We’ll work with you to calculate how your injuries have harmed you. We’ll then draw on our experience and legal knowledge to create a claim for compensation.
  • While we’re preparing your claim, we’ll get an expert to evaluate the product. In a product liability case, you’ll need to understand why and how the product failed. In some cases, the problem is with the underlying design. In other cases, the design is fine, and the flaw was introduced during manufacture. The answers to these questions will help you determine who should be held liable.
  • Our dedicated product liability lawyers can handle any negotiation with the responsible parties. Settlement negotiations can be highly technical. The responsible party may try to settle for the lowest amount possible or reject your claim outright, but we won’t let them. We’ll use our investigation and our negotiation experience to stand up for your interests.
  • Throughout the negotiations, we’ll fight to get a settlement that works for you.
  • In some cases, liable parties won’t take the responsibility they should. In other cases, they may refuse to come to a fair settlement. In those cases, we can take your case to court and fight for your recovery. Our experienced product liability lawyers can present the results of the investigation, craft legal arguments and strategies, and zealously represent you throughout the process.

A claim may need an investigation, preservation of evidence, expert review, negotiations, legal filings, and a possible court case. A product liability case can be complicated, but an experienced lawyer can handle every part of the process. If you’re considering a product liability case, contact the product liability lawyers at Wocl Leydon today.

Common Types of Product Liability Cases in Stamford

We rely on a wide range of products to keep us safe. Car parts, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals are only a few of the products we entrust our lives to every day. Unfortunately, these products can fail us and cause us harm or even death.

At Wocl Leydon, we’ve represented clients across many types of product liability claims. Some of the common types we handle include:

  • Air Bag Failure & Failure to Deploy
  • Defective Fuel System In Post-Collision Fires
  • Defective Tires
  • Industrial, Manufacturing & Construction Machinery Accident
  • Other Consumer Product Defects
  • Seat Back Failure
  • Seat Belt Failure
  • Motor Vehicle Design Defect
  • Pharmaceutical Products Liability Claims
  • Vehicle Rollover Accident
  • Sudden Unintended Acceleration
  • Transvaginal Mesh Injury

Whatever the cause of your product liability injury, the lawyers at Wocl Leydon can help.

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Compensation in a Stamford Product Liability Claim

Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Defective Product In Stamford Connecticut, there may be several different types of damages available in your case. Our product liability lawyers can review your case and advise you on options for your recovery. Common types of compensation in a product liability claim may include:

Medical Bills

If you’re harmed because of a faulty product, you may need extensive and expensive medical treatment. Burns, broken bones, puncture wounds, and many other types of injuries are common after a product fails. A product liability claim may include the cost of any medical treatment you need immediately after an accident and the cost of any treatment your injuries need in the future.

Lost wages and loss of earning potential

Product failures can make it impossible for you to work. Injuries may prevent you from earning while you recover, and they may limit or eliminate your ability to earn in the future. If a product fails, injures you, and costs you wages, you may be able to recover that lost income. A product liability lawyer can work with you to understand your losses and can advise you on how to seek compensation.

Pain and suffering

Pain can harm every aspect of your life. Physical pain after an injury can last a lifetime and prevent you from leading the life you want. Mental anguish can cause lasting problems such as depression, anxiety, and other serious conditions. If a product’s failure has led to lasting physical or mental pain, there may be compensation available in your case.

Property damage including the cost of the product

When a product fails, it may be more than that product that is damaged or destroyed. In the case of car parts, failure of one part can cause a cascade of problems that can damage your car or lead to an accident. As part of a product liability claim, there may be compensation for the damage you’ve suffered to your property.

Punitive damages

Connecticut courts use punitive damages when a defendant’s conduct is deliberate or reckless. These damages may be up to two or three times the other amounts of compensation in the case. Punitive damages are a special type of damages, and a product liability lawyer can advise you on whether this type of damages may be available in your case.

If you’re injured by a product, these and other types of compensation may be available. It is important to note that in Stamford, product liability claims are subject to a comparative negligence rule, meaning that compensation may be reduced by the amount that you were responsible for the injury. An experienced product liability lawyer can review your case and help you understand the path to recovery.

Steps in a Stamford Product Liability Lawsuit

Product liability lawsuits can be complex and may involve experts from a variety of fields including medicine and engineering. Our product liability lawyers can guide clients through the entire lawsuit process, including:

  • Investigating the accident and getting an expert review of the product. A product liability lawyer will collect everything that a lawsuit needs, including your medical reports, evidence of injuries, and the product itself. A lawyer can secure every document and other piece of evidence that a case needs.
  • Determining who was responsible for the accident. During a product liability investigation, there may be many parties who are responsible. These can include designers, manufacturers, and retailers. A lawyer can look at the evidence, see who may be at fault, and work to hold the at-fault parties responsible.
  • Negotiating a settlement. Product liability negotiations can be incredibly challenging. Expert reports, technical specifications, and evidence about how the product was being used may all come into play. These negotiations must be handled carefully, so it’s important to have an experienced product liability lawyer in your corner at these times.
  • Filing your case in court. Many times, a product liability lawyer can secure a settlement without going to court. However, there may be situations where your claim will need to be litigated. A product liability lawyer will prepare any legal filings, prepare arguments, and advocate for you and your recovery throughout the entire process.

Product liability cases are serious cases that can take a significant amount of time to investigate and resolve. Even a minor error at the wrong time may throw the entire claim into doubt, so it’s critical to have a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer on your side. When you’re injured by a faulty product and looking for answers, speak with our lawyers about your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.

How Long Do You Have to File a Defective Product Claim in Stamford?

Connecticut allows victims to bring a product liability claim within three years of the time of the accident, or within three years of when the problem should have been discovered with reasonable care.

These limits on how long you have to file a claim are usually enforced to the letter. However, there are cases where exceptions may be made. If you’ve been injured by a faulty product, speak with a lawyer and start working as soon as possible. Product liability cases are complex and can take time to build. When you get started on your claim quickly, you’re helping your lawyer and yourself.

What to Do If You’ve Been Harmed by a Dangerous Product in Stamford

  • Get medical help. After an injury, call emergency services or get to a hospital and get the attention you need. Time is precious, so act quickly to protect yourself. Medical personnel will document your injuries and start the process of healing.
  • Preserve the product. After an injury, put the product somewhere safe and secure. It’s critical that you don’t try to take it apart, repair it, or otherwise modify it. The best thing to do is preserve the product as it was after the accident. Your lawyer may take the product and place it in a secure location for later review.
  • Speak with a lawyer. After you’ve been injured, talk with a product liability lawyer about your case. The sooner you speak with an attorney after an accident, the more likely it is that you’ll be able to preserve and protect critical evidence. A lawyer can review the evidence so far, advise you on your options for recovery, and advise you on the next actions you should take.
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