Defective Products / Devices
Serving Greater Danbury, Bridgeport, Hartford, Norwalk, & New York City
The experienced legal counsel at Ventura Law take pride in their ability to effectively champion the right of individuals to compensation for harms caused by manufacturers of defective machines and consumer products. Even in cases where the manufacturer’s wrongdoing is clear, investigation and trial preparation against a large corporation, often in multiple courts around the country, can be a complex and lengthy undertaking.
If you or a family member have been injured as a result of a defective machine or product, we urge you to contact Ventura Law without delay. Our substantial experience in these matters allows us to accurately assess the losses you have suffered and to pursue fair compensation on your behalf.
Dangerous Consumer Products
In our modern society, consumers depend on manufacturers to supply safely designed, carefully built appliances, toys, tools, and other household products. When this doesn’t happen, the law gives consumers the right to compensation for the injuries that occur.
There are three main types of defective product claims: defective manufacture, defective design, and failure to warn.
- Defective manufacture: This type of claim arises when a consumer product is poorly made, for example, a bicycle that contains a crack in the frame or an electrical appliance that is incorrectly wired.
- Defective design: A defectively designed product is one that is well-made but engineered in a way that presents an unreasonable risk of harm. For example, the faulty design of ignition switches in several lines of General Motors automobiles caused the engine to shut off suddenly, resulting in numerous fatal crashes.
- Failure to warn: Some products are safe if, and only if, they are used by someone with knowledge of known dangers. A “failure to warn” case might arise if the manufacturer of an infant car seat failed to warn the purchaser that the seat would not adequately protect children over 40 pounds.
Ventura Law’s experienced personal injury attorneys are prepared to represent you in defective product claims involving any type of household product, including the following:
- Baby gates and cribs
- Chemical cleaning products
- Child restraint systems and infant car seats
- Exercise equipment
- Furniture, including reclining chairs and sleeper sofas
- Household electronics such as vacuum cleaners or hair dryers
- Kitchen appliances such as ovens, stoves and dishwashers
- Lawn mowers and other yard equipment
- Over-the-counter drugs
- Power tools such as nail guns, table saws and drills
- Pressure cookers
- Small appliances such as toasters and coffee makers
- Smoke detectors
- Space heaters
- Washers and dryers
Our decades of collective experience and well-earned reputation as skilled litigators help to ensure that your claim is taken seriously. We have no fear about taking on major corporations that put profits ahead of consumer safety. We will be there with you at every step, constantly working to secure the most beneficial possible outcome on your behalf.
Machine malfunction cases are a special type of defective product claim that arises when, during the course of employment, a worker is injured by a poorly designed or manufactured machine. Although state worker’s compensation laws prevent the injured worker from suing the employer for the injuries, a claim may be asserted against the company that manufactured, installed, or repaired the defective equipment.
If you have been injured by a faulty machine, either on the job or at home, it is important that you retain knowledgeable attorneys to protect your rights and obtain just compensation for your injuries. Ventura Law has over 60 years’ experience in handling these and other types of personal injury claims. We can evaluate your case, free of charge, and provide a candid assessment that will help you determine how to protect your rights.
Ventura Law will make sure that all responsible parties are held accountable while we work for full and fair compensation. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve so you can begin to move forward with your life. Ventura Law takes all cases on a contingency basis, so you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.