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Defective Products – Product Liability Lawyer

Injury Lawyer Serving Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield & Surrounding Areas in Colorado

Any time that you're using or consuming a product, you should have an expectation that the product is safe and will do what it claims. Unfortunately, many products turn out to be defective and will fail in what they're attempting to do or turn out to be hazardous to those that use them. When this occurs and you or your family suffer personal injury, you have grounds for a lawsuit.

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At Jeffress Law, our attorney, Christopher W. Jeffress understands how difficult and frustrating it can be for a product to fail and cause you harm.

He has been practicing law for 25 years, 7 of which were exclusively devoted to defective product law, so he has the experience you're looking for when approaching a defective product case. To contact Jeffress Law for a free case review, please contact us at 303.993.8685.

Types of Defective Product Cases

Unfortunately, defective products exist in nearly every market, so there is much opportunity for harm. Some of the most common defective product cases are caused by the following:

  • Automobile defects
  • GM recall
  • Airbag recalls, including the Takata airbag recall
  • Tire defects
  • Medical devices, including hip and knee implants, defibrillators, pacemakers, power morcellators, and IVC filters
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Toys
  • Baby and children's products
  • Car seats
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Playground equipment

Who's Responsible for Defective Products?

When you believe that you or a family member were harmed due to a defective product, you may be lost about who is responsible. Jeffress Law knows how to approach these cases and who can be held accountable. In defective product cases, the responsibility can fall on one or all of the following three parties:

  • Manufacturer: If a product was improperly or toxically developed, then the manufacturer can be held responsible
  • Distributor or assembler: If the product was damaged, infected, or became toxic during assembly or distribution, then those parties may be held responsible
  • Marketer: If a product is marketed incorrectly or falsely, then the marketer can be held responsible
  • Retailer: If a retailer is aware that something is defective, but sells it anyway, then they can be held responsible
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How Do You Deal With Defective Products?

There are several steps that you should take as a consumer if you purchased a defective product that caused you harm or other damages. One of your first priorities should be to seek qualified legal assistance in order to protect your rights and start building a strong case.

In general, you should also consider taking these measures:

  • Keep the product as evidence 
  • Store the product in a safe place
  • Gather important documents

Important documents may include the receipt for the product or its warranty information. Prescriptions from your doctor can be helpful in cases involving dangerous drugs. Meanwhile, invoices for repairs and maintenance may be relevant in accidents related to defective vehicles. 

What Qualifies as a Defective Product?

Any product that is unreasonably dangerous when used for its intended purpose can qualify as a defective product. Defective products are rendered unreasonably dangerous due to a flaw in their design or a mistake that occurred during the manufacturing process. Products can also be considered defective when there are issues with their warning labels or marketing materials.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Defective Products in Colorado?

There is a two-year deadline to file a defective product lawsuit in the state of Colorado. This time period is called the statute of limitations. It typically begins on the date that your injury occurred. In some cases, it might begin when you should have reasonably discovered that you had been harmed by the defective product. There are few exceptions to the statute of limitations on these claims. Work with our lawyer to determine exactly how much time you have remaining.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Defective Products in Colorado?

There is a two-year deadline to file a defective product lawsuit in the state of Colorado. This time period is called the statute of limitations. It typically begins on the date that your injury occurred. In some cases, it might begin when you should have reasonably discovered that you had been harmed by the defective product. There are few exceptions to the statute of limitations on these claims. Work with our lawyer to determine exactly how much time you have remaining.

How Can You Resolve Problems Caused by a Defective Product?

Your best option for achieving a successful resolution to your defective product matter is to contact our seasoned lawyer for guidance. You may be able to shine a light on the faulty item or drug and potentially prevent other people from getting hurt. In addition, you may be able to collect compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages related to the product.

Helping You Seek Compensation

Our attorney has had decades of experience with defective product cases and was on the forefront of the Fen-Phen cases along with many other diet drug cases. He understands how to navigate these types of lawsuits and how to sue the right parties in order to get you the maximum amount of compensation. He also has multiple connections, so he can help you join a class-action suit should that be necessary and beneficial. Compensation can be used to help you and your family to pay for medical bills, rehabilitation, insurance claims, and the suffering that may last into the future.

When you're ready to seek help for your defective product case, please contact Jeffress Law today. We will evaluate your case for free. Please fill out the contact form on this page or call us at 303.993.8685. We are happy to serve clients in Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, and the surrounding Metro Area.

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