When Products Harm Consumers
Americans are bombarded with millions of consumer products each year. When manufacturers, designers, sellers, and distributors put dangerous and defective products out in the marketplace, they betray the trust of good people who work hard to provide for their families. Despite strict government regulations that mandate research and testing, unsafe products injure and kill consumers every year.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, dangerous and defective products kill more than 35,000 people annually. If you or a loved one has been hurt by an unsafe product, it is important to seek experienced legal help. At Nugent & Bryant, we are well-equipped to handle these types of cases. In addition to bringing you compensation for your injuries, your case may trigger removal of dangerous product from store shelves and prevent future harm to others.
We Stand Up To Big Corporations And Their Insurers
Through product liability claims and lawsuits, giant multinational corporations have been held accountable for their greed and negligence in product liability claims. Injured people have been compensated for their losses caused by the following:
- Defective seat belts, brakes and tires
- Dangerous toys
- Malfunctioning power tools
At Nugent & Bryant, we are proud to take on giant corporations and their insurance companies. We believe that people are more important than making a profit and that consumers deserve safe, effective products. We are available to help you after a serious or catastrophic injury caused by a dangerous product.
Types Of Product Liability Claims
At any stage from design to point of sale, an individual or business entity can be responsible for placing an unsafe product into the stream of commerce. Product liability claims may target negligent parties such as designers, manufacturers, assemblers, wholesalers, components manufacturers and sellers. Causes of action include strict liability, negligence and breach of warranty.
At Nugent & Bryant, we have represented consumers in types of product liability matters such as those described below.
As their name implies, design defects go to the very heart of a product’s design. Courts consider whether a product could have been produced from a safer design without losing function and integrity.
A manufacturing defect can occur even when a product is otherwise designed safely. In a majority of cases, manufacturing defects affect a relatively small batch of products, which end up causing injuries.
In most cases, marketing defects include the failure to warn, which refers to a manufacturer’s failure to caution consumers about preventable risks. Packaging and labeling mistakes are also commonly featured in marketing defect product liability claims.
Lawyers Representing People Hurt By Dangerous Products
At Nugent & Bryant, we carefully select only those cases in which we fully believe the victim is entitled to compensation. We are not afraid to turn away cases, and we are not afraid to take on huge corporations. If you have been injured or if your loved one was killed by a dangerous or defective product, call us today at 203-580-4607 or complete our online contact form for a no-obligation consultation.