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Product Liability Lawyer Fairfield County

Holding Manufacturers Accountable for Defective Products

Consumers have a certain level of expectation that the products they purchase are fit for their intended use and safe for them and their families. In the vast majority of cases, manufacturers, retailers and other participants in the chain of commerce do what they can to ensure this is true. Nevertheless, with increasing pressure to cut costs and widen margins, defective products have become more and more common.

Connecticut products liability laws are very favorable to consumers, and an experienced New Canaan personal injury attorney can help injured people take advantage of these rights. At Brickley Law, we understand the unique attributes of Connecticut law and have helped injured people in New Canaan, Norwalk, and Darien get fair compensation for their product-related injuries.

Connecticut Product Liability Laws

Victims of product-related injuries in Connecticut have broader rights than similarly situated people in many other states.

The Connecticut Product Liability Act imposes what is essentially strict liability upon “product sellers” when:

  • A defect existed that was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury
  • The defect existed at the time the product left the seller’s hands
  • The seller did not expect the product to be substantially altered after the product left the seller’s hands
  • The product, in fact, was not altered

This means that an attorney need not demonstrate that a seller was actually careless or negligent but must only show that the product at issue was defective and that the defect caused the injury.

Unlike in other states, “product seller” extends to manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, and distributors. This gives plaintiffs more options for seeking compensation. At Brickley Law, our New Canaan product liability lawyer identifies all the potential defendants in the chain of commerce and design a strategy aimed at obtaining prompt and fair compensation for our clients in New Canaan, Norwalk, and throughout Connecticut.

Common Types of Product Injuries

Even seemingly safe products can pose a variety of hazards if they contain defects of design, materials or workmanship. Defects in toys can frequently cause injuries to young children. Impurities or improper storage can lead to food-borne illness. Even defective auto parts, such as tires or brake pads, can cause an auto accident. Whatever the case may be, an experienced lawyer can help injured victims take the action necessary to protect their rights to receive compensation for their injuries.

Speak to a New Canaan Lawyer about Your Product-Related Injury

At Brickley Law, we understand the unique attributes of Connecticut products liability law. Our firm offers ample free parking and contingency fees for personal injury cases. We serve clients throughout Fairfield County, including Norwalk, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Darien, Redding, Stamford, and Ridgefield. Call us today at (203) 599-3600 for a free consultation.

Past Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements

Violation Drug Testing Statute

Our client, a prospective employee, received a confidential amount in settlement of a violation of the Connecticut drug testing statute.

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Pregnancy Discrimination

Our client received a confidential amount in settlement of a pregnancy discrimination
claim and a wage claim.

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$100,000 Pedestrian Accident

Insurer settled for the entire six figure insurance policy after pedestrian client struck by car.

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