Defective Products Lawyer in Colorado Springs
Trust Attorney Stephen A. Longo when you’ve been injured
When you buy something at a grocery store, retailer or online, you expect the product to be safe for use. However, every year thousands of personal injuries are reported due to defective products and hundreds of products, foods, drugs, cars and boats are recalled by manufacturers or the government.
At The Longo Firm, LLC, we meet many people suffering serious product-related injuries, who blame themselves for the pain. It's an understandable assumption. After all, products go through a lot of tests and research before they hit the U.S. market.
You can check recalls.gov to see if a harmful product has officially been found defective. It can still take a long time and a lot of injuries - even deaths - before a product is officially declared defective, however.
Available on your terms
If you suspect that you have been injured by a faulty or defective product, you need a lawyer who regularly works on product cases. Product and liability laws in Colorado and the U.S. are always changing. If you go with just any lawyer, they’re probably not going to know the latest regulations and may leave money you are owed on the table.
The Longo Firm, LLC, has been represented people in Colorado Springs injured by negligence for more than 10 years. We stay up to date on the latest recalls and tweaks to federal and state liability law when it comes to defective products.
Even if the product that injured you has not been recalled yet, attorney Stephen A. Longo can help you file for injury and property damage compensation. The Longo Firm, LLC, in Colorado Springs, offers free case evaluations to product defect and other accident victims. Contact us today to schedule a free session and learn more about the strength and value of your case.
Every day, the federal government updates its list of products that were recalled voluntarily by the manufacturer or by order of the U.S. government. Among the most regularly recalled products are:
- Stairs, ramps, landings and floors
- Automotive parts
- Boats or boat parts
- Environmental products.
In one year, insurance companies paid out about $860 million in product liability claims.
Colorado product liability law
In Colorado, product liability cases start with the assumption that the product is safe and not defective. The burden of proof is on the injured person.
To win your claim, you have to prove negligence during the product’s development or sale and that such negligence directly resulted in serious injuries, damaged property or a loved one’s death.
Negligence can be discovered in multiple stages of a product’s life, including
- Research and development
The manufacturer or seller may also be liable if they failed to warn against the risks their product poses or failed to provide proper instructions on how to use it.
Colorado is a comparative fault state that divides blame for the accident among those involved. As a result, an accident victim can be partially responsible for their own injuries. Final settlements and verdicts are reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to the victim’s actions.
For example, if you are injured by a faulty folding chair and win a $100,000 settlement, but a court finds you were 10 percent at fault for the accident because you jumped into the chair, the final award would be $90,000.
We’re focused on your results
When you purchase a product, you expect it is safe for you and your family to use and have in your home. However, product designers and manufacturers can make mistakes.
If you or a loved one were injured by a defective product, contact The Longo Firm, LLC, for a free case evaluation. We can help you better understand the strength of your case and the best legal options going forward.
Attorney Longo takes many accident and injury cases on contingency. This means there are no upfront expense, no hourly rate, and no retainer for you to pay. Our fee is calculated into the final settlement or verdict and paid for by the insurance companies. We only get paid when we win.
Contact The Longo Firm, LLC, and schedule a free case review today.