Chicago Product Liability Attorney
When a person walks into a store and buys a product they are putting their trust in the manufacturer that the product was made to be as safe as possible. Consumers trust and believe that the product will serve its purpose to the best and safest level possible.
Often times, in the interest of profits over safety, products are defectively manufactured without adequate safety features, without adequate testing, or with substandard materials. Thus, when a defective product causes a personal injury or death, the consumers through no fault of their own become victims. Products can be defective in the following ways:
- Poor design
- Improper manufacturing
- Inadequate warning labels
Due to the complex nature of many devises, and the necessary component parts, often times multiple companies work together to design and manufacture a product. In these instances, there may be numerous parties responsible for a product being defective including the manufacturer, designer, assembly facility, or distributor.
Many manufactures hide behind the defense of their product being safe “enough” because it meets it passes a government test or meets a particular standard; however, this does not necessarily mean a product is safe.
Many of these government tests and standards require a bare minimum of factors. A manufacturer must do at least these things, however it by no means prevents a company from going further. Often time manufacturers recognize that a standard is too low, out of date, or that technology has advanced to points well beyond what is required by the standard.
A product is defective if the design, manufacture, or marketing if it is unreasonably dangerous with probable use. When the product could have been made with a safer design, but an alternative design was chosen, a design defect occurs. When a product is not made in accordance with its design, making the product unreasonably dangerous, there is a manufacturing defect.
Injured by a Product in Chicago?
If you or a loved one has suffered or endured an injury because of a defective product, follow these guidelines:
- Do not throw away the product, and do not tamper with it. Save the defective product because without it, proving your injury will be difficult, especially without legal representation.
- Keep an accurate documentation about all the information regarding the product, including where it was purchased, when it was purchased, and when the injury occurred.
- Take photos of the product, and the personal injury/damage that came from a result of using the product.
- Keep valid documentation of the amount of time you or your loved one lost at work due to the injury, as well as appropriate medical records and bills needed to treat the injury.
- Consult with an experienced attorney with product liability experience.
We have represented clients in the following areas:
- Defective Products
- Defective Machinery
- Defective Pharmaceutical Devices
- Pharmaceutical Negligence
- Defective Electrical Equipment
- Defective Power Tools
- Automobile Defects
- Defective Food Products
- Manufacturers Liability
- Manufacture Negligence
- Distributors Liability
- Negligent Maintenance
- Inadequate Warning
- Breach of Warranty
Contact a Chicago Product Liability Lawyer
If you or a family member has been injured in an automobile, motorcycle or trucking accident please contact one of our experienced Chicago Product Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation to evaluate your case. It will cost you nothing to speak with or meet with a lawyer to see if you have a case. If we take your case, we only get paid if we win.