Product manufacturers have a legal responsibility to provide goods that will not harm the people who use those products as intended or for a reasonably foreseeable purpose. When an injury or death occurs because of a manufacturing, design or information defect, products liability law gives injured persons and surviving family members the right to seek compensation for their losses.
At the law firm of Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, our attorneys represent clients who have been harmed by defective or unreasonably dangerous consumer and commercial products. Our results have helped make us one of the most respected personal injury law firms in the state of Connecticut and a frequent choice for referrals from attorneys who know that we have the experience and resources needed to effectively handle even the most complex cases.
Contact our Stamford or Bridgeport law offices today and schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options.
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The proof of liability against a manufacturer or distributor of unreasonably dangerous products often requires collaboration between personal injury attorneys and experts from a number of technical fields such as industrial design, engineering, metallurgy, human factors science and other disciplines, depending on the specific facts of the case.
In some cases, our investigation discloses evidence of problems with the manufacture or assembly of a particular job lot due to poor inspection, low quality materials or improper techniques. In other cases, we find that the problem lay in the design of the product. In defective design cases, our lawyers need to show through expert evidence that economically viable alternative designs were available to avoid the risk encountered by the injured party.
Sometimes the pretrial discovery process turns up evidence that the manufacturer or federal safety regulators were aware of potential problems with a particular product, but the company deliberately chose to evade consumer safety considerations in favor of higher profits.
We are also involved in a national network of attorneys handling such cases which gives us a greater ability to find other similar incidents indicating a problem with a product.
Our attorneys handle product defect claims involving a wide range of consumer, commercial and industrial goods, including:
- Motor vehicle design and manufacturing defects, such as those involving Toyota and Lexus recalls in 2010
- Defective automobile and motor vehicle components (tires, seats, seat belts, air bags or child safety seats)
- Industrial and construction machinery
- Recreational and playground equipment
- Lawn and garden tools and equipment
- Sporting goods and outdoor equipment, including hunting stands
Skilled Representation Inside and Outside of the Courtroom
Although many product liability claims are eventually settled, manufacturers and their insurance companies rarely spare any amount of effort or resources to vigorously dispute any claim that a product is defective or unreasonably dangerous. Our attorneys are up to the challenge of establishing a negligent manufacturer's liability in factually complex cases over vigorous and well-funded opposition.
Our law firm has the resources and experience necessary to take on corporate defendants of any size. If we cannot negotiate a fair result through the settlement process, we will not hesitate to present your claims on liability and damages issues at trial.
In one product liability case, Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, won $9 million on behalf of a driver who became partially paralyzed in a rear-end collision when our attorneys demonstrated that the injuries were aggravated by the failure of the seat back assembly. For more information about our experience with product claims in Connecticut, contact us in Stamford or Bridgeport.
We represent clients statewide and handle both personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.
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