If A Consumer Product Caused You Harm, Who Is Liable?

When something you purchased for personal use or consumption causes you harm, you may not know that you could have grounds for a specific type of injury claim. Connecticut readers who suffered due to a dangerous consumer product could have a valid reason to move forward with a products liability claim.

Unfortunately, many people who suffered as the result of a dangerous product fail to understand their legal rights regarding compensation. If you believe you may have a case, you have no time to lose in seeking guidance regarding the potential legal options available to you.

Understanding how product liability claims work

Product liability claims can be complex because it is not always easy to determine who the responsible party may be. Depending on the type of product that caused you harm, the specific issues that resulted in your injuries and other factors, the following parties may be liable for your injuries:

  • The company that manufactured the product
  • The company or party that designed the product
  • The makers of component parts used in the final product
  • The company or party that installed the dangerous or defective product
  • The wholesale company
  • The company that inappropriately marketed the product to consumers
  • The store where you purchased the dangerous product

Essentially, the liable party could be any part of the chain of manufacturing, production and sale of the product. A thorough investigation of your case and an examination of the product will help you determine liable parties for the purpose of a product liability claim.

While seeking legal recourse cannot reverse what happened to you or undo the physical damage you suffered, it may allow you to obtain appropriate compensation for your financial losses and suffering. Negligence in the manufacturing process, poor quality parts, lack of product testing and other mistakes could lead to the harm of innocent consumers. You do not have to suffer alone.

How do you know if you have a case?

You may be unsure of your legal options or how you can move forward with the most appropriate course of action after suffering physical and financial harm due to a dangerous product. A smart first step for you may be to seek a complete evaluation of your case and an explanation of the specific legal options available to you.

Through a civil claim, you can hold liable parties accountable, as well as recoup expenses associated with medical bills, rehabilitation, emotional duress and much more.