Connecticut Valley Arms, better known as CVA, recently ceased production on its Paramount long-range rifles because of supply issues for Blackhorn 209 powder. The powder, however, should be the least of CVA’s concerns. Harris Lowry Manton LLP is currently representing clients whose CVA Paramount muzzleloaders have exploded, causing serious injury and harm. If you or your loved one sustained an injury because of a defective CVA Paramount muzzleloader rifle, we want to hear from you. Please call us in Atlanta or Savannah today to schedule a free consultation to learn about your options.
What are the injury risks of defective, exploding CVA Paramount muzzleloaders?
Most injury reports include significant, even permanent damage, to the hand; specifically, to the hand used to fire the gun. However, an exploding gun can send metal shrapnel flying, which puts sportsmen at risk of facial and dental disfigurement, blindness, and scarring, along with damage to the fingers and hands. Nerve damage is also a possibility.
What are my legal options if I’m injured by a defective firearm?
If you or your loved one suffered an injury as a result of an exploding CVA muzzleloader – or from any defective gun – you can file a lawsuit for compensation for your injuries and losses. A products liability case generally falls into one of three categories:
- A failure to warn about potential dangers.
- A defect in the manufacturing of the product.
- A defect or flaw in the design of the product.
In some cases, more than category applies.
Because Georgia is a strict liability state, there is no need to prove that CVA was negligent. The company owes a duty of care to its customers, and you could file a lawsuit against them if you used the CVA Paramount muzzleloader the way it was intended to be used and sustained an injury (and subsequent losses) because of a defect in the firearm.
Note: the statute of limitations in products cases like these is generally two years (exceptions may apply), so the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your rights is to contact an attorney quickly.
How our defective products lawyers in Savannah and Atlanta can help
Working with a defective products lawyer from Harris Lowry Manton LLP can benefit you because we understand how the laws work, and how a lawsuit must be filed. We also have the resources to take on large companies and their legal teams if we must proceed to trial.
Harris Lowry Manton LLP has built its reputation on securing millions in awards for injury clients throughout Georgia. Our trial attorneys have taken on some of the largest corporations in the country and won substantial verdicts against them. For the last 15 years, we have been the only Georgia firm to secure number one verdicts in seven different practice areas, including products liability and personal injury.
CVA Paramount muzzleloaders are dangerous, and CVA knows it. Harris Lowry Manton LLP wants to help you hold them accountable for putting a defective firearm on the market. Please call us or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Our product liability attorneys in Savannah and Atlanta proudly serve people throughout Georgia.
One of the nation’s top trial attorneys, Jeff Harris is an award-winning litigator who handles high-profile, complex cases across a wide variety of practice areas. He excels at securing justice for clients who have been seriously injured or killed, holding responsible parties accountable for their actions as well as their negligence.
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