Chicago Products Liability Attorney Services
Whenever a dangerous or defective product causes a personal injury, it is usually considered a products liability case. These can involve cars with defective brake pedals, air bags that fail to deploy when they should, and improperly designed items that cause injury when used properly. Other examples include injuries that occur as a result of:
- Exploding airbags
- Defective seatbelts
- Tire defects
- Unsafe SUVs or ATVs
- Defective or dangerous power tools
- Defective or dangerous household appliances or consumer products
- Flammable or explosive products
- Electrical shock
- Hazardous or deadly children’s toys
- Allergic reactions
- Dangerous prescription drugs or medical devices
What Should I Do if I Was Injured by a Dangerous Product?
No one wants to think about injuries resulting from dangerous or defective products. However, when accidents affect our lives, we realize we know very little about what to do or how to proceed. If you are injured by a product, this is what you should do:
- Save and preserve the product.
- Photograph the product, visible injuries, and the sales receipt.
- Get medical treatment immediately.
- Contact a lawyer.
Do I Need an Attorney?
It is important to seek the advice of a qualified products liability attorney. Product liability cases are costly to litigate, as most manufacturers, producers, and distributors of products are wealthy. Further, they do not want to admit to a defective product in one case, so as to prevent an onslaught of claims on that product. Your best bet, therefore, is to find a premises liability attorney who offers contingency fee arrangements — meaning you do not pay the attorney until you recover money from your injury claim.
Illinois products liability law, moreover, like medical malpractice law, involves a complex procedure for recovery and is highly technical. Injuries may be severe, and can include serious injury, burns, electrocutions, or death. These matters require a great deal of legal skill as well as highly paid experts to testify as to what was wrong with the product, what should have been done to prevent this, and similar testimony.
A personal injury attorney with experience in handling product defect cases can help injured victims and ensure that the injured party has been compensated for any damages or injuries sustained.
With the assistance of a competent attorney, injured parties may be able to recover damages for their injuries from the manufacturer, distributor, supplier, retailer, or other party responsible for making the product available to the public. Injured parties may have a cause of action against any or all parties along the chain of manufacture for damage caused by that product.
Entrust your complete recovery in the hands of an experienced and caring legal professional. Contact Chicago products liability attorney Stephen Hoffman to schedule a free consultation to discuss your injuries and right to compensation.