Product Liability Claims
Product Liability Claims for Defective or Dangerous Products
Technology keeps evolving, bringing with it a bevy of new consumer products. From automobiles to electronics, appliances, and complex machinery, consumers have many choices today. What many unsuspecting consumers don’t realize is that even the simplest household gadget can cause serious physical injury if it has a design or manufacturing defect. If you have been injured by a defective consumer product, you may be eligible to file a product liability claim.
To pursue a product liability claim in Colorado, the defective condition must have caused your injury. In other words, if the defective condition did not exist, the injury would not have occurred. A product is deemed defective or unreasonably dangerous when it poses a danger for causing physical harm in excess of what would be expected by the standard user. A defective product may be one you purchased for your personal use, one supplied to you by someone else, or one that you use at work. When you need an experienced product liability lawyer in the Denver metro area or elsewhere in Colorado, turn to Chalat Hatten & Banker. Reach out to our firm today to get started with a complimentary initial case review.
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Typically a dangerous product is manufactured as intended but has an inherent flaw in the design. The 1961 Corvair car, made famous by Ralph Nader’s book “Unsafe at Any Speed, is a classic example. Often industry standards and regulations are ignored in the design phase and result in a dangerous product. A defective product results from faulty manufacturing which produces a below-quality product. Sub-quality materials may be used, or tolerances ignored by quality control.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Product Liability Claims
The Colorado Consumer Protection Act allows seriously injured victims to pursue compensation for their damages, which may include hefty medical bills and missed wages. Having investigated numerous defective products over the years, our product liability lawyers know what it takes to build a persuasive case. Whether it’s a design, manufacturing, or marketing defect, we will look for reports of similar product defects and call upon engineering and design experts for their testimonies. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective product, you likely have questions about how to proceed. Check out these frequently asked questions regarding product liability claims in Colorado:
Who Is Held Responsible for My Product Liability Claim?
Defendants in the case may include a manufacturer of component parts and an assembling manufacturer. Although a manufacturer is not obligated to produce a product that is “accident-proof,” the manufacturer is required to make a product that is free from defective and unreasonably dangerous conditions. In addition to claims for defective manufacture and defective design, a consumer may also make a claim for failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper use of the product.
What Should I Do First in a Product Liability Lawsuit
If you are injured by a consumer product, it is crucial that the product be preserved and not altered in any way. It is also important to preserve any proof of purchase and the documents accompanying the product, specifically the instruction booklets or warranties. If there were any witnesses to the accident involving the defective product, their contact information should be saved. It is also vital to note from whom and where the product was purchased.
Why Choose Chalat Hatten & Banker’s Product Liability Lawyers
Our personal injury law firm has over 30 years of collective experience representing seriously injured victims of all ages. Whether you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you can count on our experienced, compassionate product liability lawyers in the Denver area to advocate for your right to receive fair compensation from the responsible parties. We’ll be by your side every step of the personal injury claims process, working tirelessly on your behalf to ensure your voice is heard and the negligent parties are held accountable. Product liability claims can be complex, but rest assured you’re in capable hands when you choose us. We have represented countless individuals against corporations and insurance companies. Browse our testimonials and case reviews to see how we can help.
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Our firm serves clients throughout Colorado, including Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and surrounding cities in Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park, and Weld Counties. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay any legal fees unless we secure you a settlement. Contact us today to schedule a free initial case review and consultation with our Denver-based product liability lawyers. Let us help you receive the compensation you deserve!