There are cases in which a product defect was deemed so obvious that expert opinion was not found to be required; but, this case did not involve, as described in the 1997 Connecticut Supreme Court case of Potter v. Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., an accident "so bizarre that the average juror upon hearing the particulars, might reasonably think: [w]hatever the user may have expected from that contraption, it certainly wasn't that."
Koutsoukos v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Connecticut Appellate Court
September 3, 2012
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