Danville Product Liability Attorney
Let a Skilled Danville Product Liability Lawyer Protect Your Rights if You are Injured by a Defective Product
When it comes to product liability cases in Illinois, pretty much any type of product that you buy could be the subject of a lawsuit. The reason for this is that any defect in the design or manufacture of a product could cause someone to be injured. Consumers have a right to buy products that work as intended and do not bring harm to them while using the product as it was intended to be used.
When a defective product causes you or someone you love harm, it is important to contact an experienced Danville product liability attorney right away. At Patel Law, PC, we have almost three decades of experience with complex personal injury matters, including defective product claims.
Pursuing a product liability claim can be time-consuming and complex. It is not uncommon for these cases to wind up in litigation with multiple defendants. Because you are taking on large corporations in some cases, you want a Danville law firm on your side with experience in the courtroom. You need someone who is not afraid to fight these companies and has the trial experience to prove it.
Examples of Illinois Product Liability Claims
You might be surprised when you start hearing all of the different product categories that can result in a products liability case. Some of the most common cases involve:
- Defective automobiles and auto parts like brakes, tires, etc.;
- Medical devices, including things like pacemakers and surgical hip replacements;
- Defective toys;
- Children’s products like a crib, stroller, or car seat;
- Products that have been recalled;
- Electronic devices and appliances; and
- Vaping devices.
These are just a few types of product liability claims that you might bring in Illinois. If you have been injured by a product, speaking with an attorney right away can help preserve your rights. These types of claims involve significant investigation, which is why it is important to contact an attorney sooner rather than later. The quicker we can start gathering evidence, the stronger your case will be.
Types of Product Liability Claims in Illinois
There are several main types of product liability claims. They are:
- Manufacturing defect
- A defect in the product’s design
- A failure to warn the consumer
In order to have a successful claim for compensation due to a defective product, you must prove certain elements. First, you need to show that the product had a defect that was ‘unreasonably dangerous.’ The defect must have occurred during the design phase of the product, the manufacturing process, or when the product was being shipped or handled.
In addition, you must show that the defect is responsible for your injuries despite using the product in the manner described by the manufacturer. Also, the product cannot have changed substantially from the condition in which it was originally sold.
For failure to warn cases, this would likely apply when the manufacturer knew that there was a potential risk or side effect of the product. Was there an obligation to warn people? If so, did they warn consumers about the potential for harm? If the manufacturer knew about the risks and did not warn consumers, that could be a claim for failure to warn.
It is not uncommon to assert different types of liability in a product defect case. Perhaps there is a negligence claim and also one for breach of the warranty of fitness. Your attorney will be able to sit down with you and explain your legal options.
Contact a Knowledgeable Danville Product Liability Attorney
If you are injured by a defective product, your injuries are often long-lasting. They may lead to you being hospitalized, which can result in expensive medical bills that you are struggling to afford. You also are probably missing a lot of work, which means it is even more important that you recover compensation for your damages.
Too many times a victim tries to pursue a claim on their own or retains an attorney who does not have experience with product liability claims. With 30 years of experience, our lawyers have a deep understanding of product liability claims and significant successful trial experience. We will use our legal knowledge and courtroom experience to prepare the strongest case possible.
Whatever your injuries, we are here for you. We want you to get the outcome you deserve and receive the financial compensation that will help you get your life back on track and cover your medical expenses. Please contact Patel Law, PC today to schedule an initial consultation with our Danville product liability attorneys.