When you go to a store in Chicago and purchase a product, or when you place an order for an item online, you should not have to be concerned that using the product will cause preventable injuries. However, for a number of different reasons, consumer products result in serious and even life-threatening injuries much more often than many Illinois residents would like to believe. When you get hurt because a consumer item was defective, you may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit.
If you or someone you love recently used a consumer product and sustained an injury, an experienced Chicago product liability attorney can assist with your case.
What is product liability law? Product liability law is one area of law within the much broader legal field of personal injury law. In short, product liability refers to “the liability of any or all parties along the chain of manufacture of any product for damage caused by that product,” according to the Cornell Legal Information Institute (LII). In other words, if you got hurt as a result of using a product, you may be able to file a lawsuit.
There are many different types of product liability claims, largely depending upon the specific defect that causes injuries. Product liability lawsuits typically fall within one of the following three types of claims:
It is always important to discuss the details of your case with an aggressive Chicago product defect lawyer who can assess your claim.
Given the wide variety of consumer products on the market throughout the Chicago area, there are many different types of products connected to safety defects and recalls. Common hazardous products and safety recalls can include but are not limited to:
Product defects can play a significant role in many different types of accidents and injuries, including but not limited to:
When you purchase products to be used at work or at home, you should feel safe knowing that you are not putting yourself, your employees, or your family members at risk of unnecessary harm. Accordingly, when a product defect does cause a serious injury, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. An Illinois product defect attorney can discuss your case with you today and can explore your options for obtaining financial compensation.
Were you recently injured because of a product defect? Did someone you care about get hurt because a consumer product was not designed, manufactured, or marketed properly? You deserve to seek financial compensation for your losses, and a dedicated Chicago product liability attorney can speak with you today about filing a lawsuit. Contact the Finn Law Firm to learn more about how we serve clients in the Chicago area.