For more than twenty-five years, Howd & Ludorf, LLC, has represented product manufacturers, designers, distributors and retail sellers in the defense of product liability claims. Our Product Liability Litigation Group has the experience and ability to defend complex products liability claims in an effective and efficient manner. We have tried many product liability cases to successful verdicts in both federal and state courts. Many of the cases decided by the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Connecticut Appellate Court in the product liability arena have been litigated by Howd & Ludorf attorneys. Consequently, the firm has played a significant role in the development of Connecticut product liability law.
We handle product liability claims for a number of automotive and industrial equipment manufacturers. These claims typically present complex issues related to design safety, accident reconstruction, the sufficiency and effectiveness of product warnings, occupant restraint systems and crashworthiness. We represent manufacturers and distributors of a wide variety of home and consumer products including lawn mowers, snow blowers, wood splitters, bicycles, coffee makers, toaster ovens, power tools and sports equipment, just to name a few. Our firm also handles fire loss claims related to product design or malfunction. We represent national manufacturers of commercial and residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and fire detection systems.