When you buy a product from a Connecticut store or distributor, you understandably have the expectation that it is safe for you to use. However, there are times that consumer products can cause harm, leaving with you with injuries or illness. It may seem like an impossible task to find out who is responsible for your suffering, but with help, you can hold liable parties accountable and seek appropriate compensation.
Through a products liability claim, you can seek recovery of your losses associated with a dangerous consumer product. Average consumers like yourself have the right to hold manufacturers and other parties accountable when their products cause harm to innocent people. If you think you have grounds to move forward with a products liability claim, it can be helpful to start with a complete evaluation of your case.
How do I know if I really have a case?
In order to have a product liability claim, you must be able to establish that something you purchased from the marketplace led to specific injuries or illness. Various parties could share liability for what you suffered, including the following:
- The manufacturer of the product
- The distributor or retailer of the product
- The company responsible for assembling or installing the product
- The manufacturer that made specific parts of the product
Just one dangerous or defective part could lead to problems with the product. For example, one faulty car part in an otherwise safe car could lead to accidents, or one ingredient in a drug could be the source of a dangerous reaction.
Problems with consumer products can lie in a defective design, lack of testing or mislabeling of the product. If you suffered or your loved one suffered because of various reasons related to a dangerous product, you may have valid reasons to seek a legal remedy through a civil claim.
Fighting for your recovery
Every case is different, which is why it is helpful to seek a complete evaluation of your individual situation. This assessment can help you understand your available options and determine which one is most appropriate for your circumstances.
Consumers are entitled to hold manufacturers and other parties accountable for dangerous products that cause harm. You may find it beneficial to take quick action to protect your rights and long-term interests. There is a way to hold parties accountable for negligent and reckless actions that ultimately resulted in your suffering.