We expect the products we buy for ourselves and our families to be safe. Unfortunately, defective products are sold across the nation every day, putting consumers at risk. If you’ve been hurt because of a defective product in Lakewood, Colorado, call Matos Personal Injury Lawyers. You may have the right to sue the manufacturer, and our Lakewood product liability lawyers are here to help you fight for the maximum financial recovery you deserve.
Matos Personal Injury Lawyers has been a trusted advocate for injured consumers in Lakewood, CO since 2016. Together, our award-winning trial attorneys have over 44 years of experience. Through tireless advocacy for our clients, savvy legal strategies, and a passion for justice, we’ve forced powerful corporations and insurance companies to pay millions in settlements and jury verdicts.
Contact our Lakewood law office at (720) 912 7274 to find out how we might be able to help you win your product liability lawsuit. Your first consultation is free.
How Our Lakewood Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Injured By a Defective Product
Product liability disputes can be highly complicated. They tend to require in-depth investigations, assistance from industry specialists and experts, and considerable resources.
Huge corporations are prepared for this process. You can be, too, when you turn to our Lakewood personal injury attorneys for help.
At Matos Personal Injury Lawyers, we want you to take this opportunity to focus on recovering from your injuries and rebuilding your life. While you get better, we’ll fight for your best interests and demand that the company behind the dangerous product take responsibility for your devastating trauma.
You’ll be able to count on us to:
- Thoroughly investigate the details of your case and identify the specific defect(s) present in the product
- Determine if the product has been recalled or named in similar legal actions
- Consult industry specialists and experts as we build your case and determine what it might be worth
- Gather evidence needed to establish that the product was unreasonably unsafe and demonstrate the company’s liability
- Seek a top-dollar settlement during negotiations with the manufacturer and/or its insurance company
- File a product liability lawsuit and bring your dispute to a Jefferson County jury, if necessary
Getting hurt unexpectedly can put you in a really tight financial situation. Costs related to medical treatment, rehabilitation, and supplementing lost wages can add up quickly. Our product liability attorneys in Lakewood want to help without adding to the pressure you’re under. That’s why we work on contingency.
We only get paid if we win your product liability case. End of story.
Give us a call or reach out to our Lakewood, CO law office online to begin with a free case evaluation.
What is Product Liability?
There’s simply no way to independently inspect and regulate every product that hits the stream of commerce in Colorado. So, Colorado lawmakers put the burden of safety on the companies behind the products that are bought and sold in cities like Lakewood.
Colorado product liability law provides that a company that designs, manufactures, or sells a product can be strictly liable if a defect causes an injury or death.
Companies can also be liable for negligence resulting in consumer injuries, as well.
There are three primary types of product defects: design, manufacturing, and marketing.
Design defect cases involve situations where a product is inherently unsafe. There is no way the product could be safe because of the way it was designed. Many times, this can involve the use of unsafe ingredients or components or improper calculations.
Example: It’s been argued that Roundup weedkiller has a defective design because its primary ingredient, glyphosate, is a known carcinogen. Roundup is, therefore, unreasonably dangerous because of its toxic ingredient.
Manufacturing defect cases involve situations where a product is assembled or built improperly. As a result, it’s not safe for use by consumers. Defects in the manufacturing process can affect one single item or an entire batch.
Example: A company uses the wrong size bolts when assembling a child’s bicycle. As a result, the wheels on the bike are likely to fall off during use.
Failure to Warn (Marketing Defect)
Consumers cannot use products safely if they are not aware of all potential risks and hazards. Colorado law imposes a responsibility on manufacturers to test their products and relay information about potential risks to consumers. When a company fails to warn consumers about hazards, it can be liable if an injury or death results.
Example: Extensive testing reveals that a prescription medication can cause serious kidney problems. The pharmaceutical company hides this information and does not warn patients about very likely health problems that could arise if they continue to use the drug.
44+ Years of Combined Experience Advocating For Injured Consumers in All Types of Product Liability Cases
Just about any type of product can be defective, especially if companies cut corners to save time, resources, or costs.
At Matos Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve dedicated our careers to fighting for consumers who’ve been injured because of:
- Toys and children’s products
- Household appliances
- Personal care products
- Chemicals and pesticides
- Heavy machinery
- Power tools
- Lawn care equipment
- Vehicles and components, including airbags and brakes
- Kitchen tools
- Prescription and OTC medication
- Medical devices and equipment
Every year, millions of people are treated in emergency rooms nationwide for injuries related to dangerous products. If you’ve been hurt because a product wasn’t safe, it’s important to ask for help. Matos Personal Injury Lawyers is here to assist. Contact our law office serving Lakewood, CO today to discuss the details of your product liability case.
What Do I Have to Prove to Win a Product Liability Lawsuit in Lakewood, CO?
Most product liability lawsuits are based on strict liability. In other words, there’s no need to prove that a corporation was negligent in putting a product on the market.
Instead, you’ll have the burden of proving:
- The defendant designed, manufactured, and/or sold the product in question
- The product was unreasonably unsafe because of a defect
- You used the product as intended or in a reasonably foreseeable manner, and
- The product’s defect caused you to get hurt and suffer damages.
In Colorado, you have to prove your case by a preponderance of the evidence. A jury (or another factfinder) has to be convinced that your arguments are more likely true than not.
What Damages Can Be Awarded in a Colorado Product Liability Claim?
If you or a family member are hurt because a product is defective, you can pursue compensatory damages through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Compensatory damages include economic awards and non-economic awards for:
- Current medical bills, such as hospitalization, surgery, and follow-up treatment
- Future medical expenses
- Personal care assistance
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Burial and funeral expenses if a defective product results in a family member’s death
- Chronic physical pain
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Physical scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Reduced quality of life
Punitive damages can be awarded when there is compelling evidence that a company intentionally concealed information about known risks or hazards associated with a product.
Count on our product liability attorneys in Lakewood to fight to get you the full value of your claim.
Defective Products Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries
When you’re sold a dangerous product, it’s possible to suffer injuries that change the course of your life forever.
At Matos Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re here to help you seek monetary justice for all of the injuries you suffer, including:
- Broken bones
- Burn injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Nerve damage
- Degloving injury
- Brain injury
- Back and neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Crushing injury
- Catastrophic injury
- Wrongful death
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our award-winning Colorado trial attorneys for help after you’ve been injured. We understand that you’ll have one opportunity to take on the manufacturer and fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Lakewood product liability attorneys are prepared to help you make the most of it.
How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Lawsuit in Colorado?
Colorado law has a two-year statute of limitations that applies to most product liability lawsuits.
Thanks to a statute of repose, most product liability claims are prohibited ten years after a product is first sold.
This gives you, at most, ten years to formally pursue compensation if you’re injured by a defective product. The clock begins to run the moment you discover you’ve been injured.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Lakewood Product Liability Lawyer
Call Matos Personal Injury Lawyers if you’ve recently suffered injuries because of a defective product in Lakewood, Colorado. You deserve compensation, and our Lakewood product liability lawyers can help you work to get the full financial payout you deserve.
Let us put the full force of our law firm behind your case and level the playing field against a powerful corporation. You take this time to focus on getting better.
We offer a free case assessment, so contact our Lakewood office to schedule yours today.