Connecticut Product Liability Lawyers

McCoy & McCoy | Connecticut Product Liability lawyers

Identifying Dangerous Products and Proving Liability

Dangerous and defective products are distributed across the country at an astounding rate. Whether a manufacturer has failed to adequately test a product or provide a sufficient warning label, consumers are always the ones exposed to the risk of a potentially dangerous product. When the general public is left in the dark about the household items that they possess, the consequences can be devastating, especially if the dangerous or defective product has made its way into the hands of a child or a loved one.

Fortunately, the law allows for victims to recover monetary compensation for the harm they have sustained through a product liability lawsuit. The Connecticut product liability lawyers at McCoy & McCoy have successfully handled defective products cases for 50+ years. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective product design, McCoy & McCoy’s defective product attorneys will fight for justice and pursue the maximum amount of compensation deserved. 

  • Representation from a board-certified civil trial attorney
  • Excellent history of results (over 90 percent of our cases settle favorably before trial)
  • Commitment to clients: “It’s all about the client" is our philosophy
  • Advocacy backed by decades of proven experience since 1960

What Do I Do If I Was Injured By A Defective Product?

If you have been injured due to the carelessness of a product’s maker, you maintain the right to pursue legal action.

1. Seek Information

Identify who was responsible for placing dangerous items on the shelf, as product liability laws can hold manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and distributors accountable for putting a faulty product on the market.

2. Assess Injuries

You must assess what type of injury you have suffered and how that injury came about.

3. Understand the Product Liability Laws

To start, it is important to understand that there are three types of defects that may exist, including a manufacturing defect, a design defect and a marketing defect – also known as a failure to warn.
  • Manufacturing Defectapplies to the poor construction of a product
  • Design Defectoccurs when the product was designed to be inherently dangerous
  • Marketing Defectrefers to improper or insufficient labeling

4. Enlist the Help of an Experienced Product Liability Attorney

as soon as possible

It is vital that you enlist the help of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. It is important to act quickly, as the statute of limitations in the state mandates that you file a lawsuit within three years of the date of injury.

Even if you are unsure of whether or not you have grounds to file a lawsuit, our firm still welcomes the chance to assess your case and provide you with the information that you are looking for.

What Constitutes Product Liability For Dangerous and Defective Products?

The Connecticut Product Liability Act explains that “those who put defective products into the stream of commerce shall be liable to people who suffer injuries or damages.” To determine liability, however, the injured consumer must be able to show that:

1. The Product was sold or manufactured by the defendant

2. The product was defective in some way

3. The defect existed when it left the manufacturer

4. The defect ultimately caused an injury

Who can File a Product Liability Claim in Connecticut?

Consumers or users who have been harmed by a product containing defects can seek damages. Often times, this does not mean the owner of the defected product, it could be someone who the product was loaned or given to. 

Contact a Connecticut Product Liability Lawyer

If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, but you are unsure of whether or not you have a valid case to pursue, it is important that you discuss the circumstances of your injury with an experienced, defective product attorney immediately.

At McCoy & McCoy, our principal lawyer, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy – a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned. Based in Hartford, we represent people throughout the state who have been injured in all types of circumstances, and we have been securing top results since 1960.

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Client Testimonials

  • My experience with McCoy and McCoy has been amazing. I’ve never worked with a team that had my back as much as they did. They have patience. I would recommend them. Good, honest people are hard to come around. Jessica explained everything. I left the office feeling confident with what’s going on with my case. They are easy to communicate with, which makes things so much easier. Thank you for everything McCoy & McCoy. I appreciate it. Keep up the good work, and keep making people happy!

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  • This was my first experience with a lawyer or lawsuit. Their team was amazing, they patiently walked me through the entire process. They fought for me and exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks again to Jessica, Taylor, Debbie, Lisa, Gabby, and Sabrina.

    Joseph A
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  • I was rear-ended on the way to work and I hired McCoy and McCoy as representation. Every employee did a phenomenal job for me and I received far more than I expected. I would definitely recommend them to someone I care about.

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  • I was in a very bad accident and Mccoy and Mccoy can to my rescue. The other insurance company was trying to swindle me! However Mccoy save me! If ever in need I highly recommend you using this attorney….

    Adrianne G
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  • McCoy and McCoy Law firm is the truth. Plain and simple. I was injured and started out with a different law firm. Called around and was met by the most amazing Rep. She made me feel safe and the situation was going to be handled. The staff there are great and very professional. Jessica was there whenever I called and answered every questions and concerns . If I could give her 10 stars I would.

    Audrey G
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  • I want to say a big thanks to the whole McCoy team! They were awesome in guiding me through the process of my lawsuit. Jessica was Awesome to work with. McCoy law firm really cares about their clients. I will definitely recommend them to anyone that they are great and really work hard to get you what you deserve. Thanks again for doing such a great job!

    Kevin P
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  • I would highly recommend attorney McCoy & McCoy and their wonderful staff. I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Jessica Strokes she was very friendly and an overall total pleasure, if I had any questions for her I would call and always got great knowledge advice. The staff also called regularly to check on how I was doing and making sure I was recovering as well as updating on any changes in my case. Thank you again for all that you guys have done for me and making the rough times so much easier as well as settling my case in a timely manner!

    Marwa F
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Connecticut Product Liability Attorneys

Serving Hartford, New Haven, New London Areas

Over 50+ Years of Experience

At McCoy & McCoy, we have over 50+ years of combined experience working as personal injury and product liability lawyers. We have successfully handled defective products cases for hundreds of clients throughout Connecticut. 

The Connecticut Product Liability Lawyers Will Fight For You

If you or a loved one was injured due to a defective product design, the attorneys at McCoy & McCoy will take charge and fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed. 

Looking for a Defective Product Injury Lawyer?

McCoy & McCoy is here to help

At McCoy & McCoy, we firmly believe that manufacturers must be held liable for unsafe and defective products that they have introduced to the market. 


If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of a manufacturer, reach out to our product liability lawyers in Hartford, CT by calling us at 1-860-244-9100 or tell us what happened by filling out our free, confidential case evaluation form.