Champaign County Defective Products Lawyer
As consumers, we expect that the things we buy are relatively safe. We don’t expect food to poison us, nor do we expect vehicles to have defects that cause accidents.
But defective products happen. A company may be so excited to get a product on the market that they fail to thoroughly test it. This negligence puts a lot of lives at risk.
At one time, buyer beware ( “caveat emptor”) was the standard to which manufacturers were held. Today, strict liability is often used in product liability cases. Under this standard, manufacturers are responsible for injuries caused by their defective or unreasonably dangerous products even if they were not negligent.
If a defective product caused you or a loved one to suffer injury, seek legal help from a Champaign County defective products lawyer from Patel Law, PC right away. We can determine if you have a claim against a product manufacturer and if so, we’ll help you recover the damages you are entitled to receive under the law.
Common Defective Products
Many consumer products can be defective, including the following:
- Motor vehicles
- Machinery and tools
- Medical devices
- Household appliances
- Cleaning products and other chemicals
- Pesticides and other environmental products
Types of Defects
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be able to file a claim based on three types of possible defects:
Design defects. These products are defective due to an inherent design that causes all the products to have the same issue. For example, the same model of car may have a steering defect that can cause fatal accidents.
Manufacturing defects. These defects are caused by an error during production. There is a flaw at the factory, for example, causing certain lots to have issues that can cause injuries.
Failure to warn. This is when a product lacks warnings to consumers. An example would be a medication that does not list possible side effects.
If You Are Injured
If you are injured by a defective product, your first step should be to seek medical attention right away. Be sure to discontinue use of the product. Next, you will need to gather evidence proving that your injuries were related to the defective product. Take photos, gather witness statements, and get medical records from the doctors you see. Gather as much information as you can and then contact an attorney to discuss your legal rights.
Contact Patel Law, PC Today
If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, seek legal help right away. These claims can be tricky, as you could be going against corporations worth billions of dollars.
You need a skilled veteran lawyer on your side. Seek legal help from a Champaign County defective products lawyer at Patel Law, PC. We can advise you on the complexities of your case and guide you through the legal system toward the most favorable outcome. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (217) 384-1111 or fill out the online form.