Illinois Product Liability Lawyer Assisting Victims of Defective Products
Manufacturers and sellers are liable for injuries caused by their products if those products are unreasonably dangerous or defective. If you or someone you love was injured by a defective product, contact Sam C. Mitchell & Associates for a free and confidential consultation. We can help you seek fair compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Types of Product Defects
Generally speaking, a product can be defective in one or more of several ways.
A defect can occur in the product’s:
- Lack of warnings or safety features
For example, a ladder that is unsafe to use at certain angles must contain warnings or instructions as to its use. If it does not contain such information and a person is injured by using it in a foreseeable way, the manufacturer and seller will be liable without proof of any specific negligent action. Likewise, if the ladder was made of material that was not strong enough to hold an average size person, the manufacturer and seller would be liable for injuries caused by its collapse.
Products That Are Commonly Defective
While any product has the capacity to be defective, some products tend to be defective more often than others. Additionally, while many defective products are commonly recalled, you are not barred from seeking damages if you are injured by a recalled product.
Some commonly defective products include:
- Car tires
- Electronic components of motor vehicles
- ATVs and similar vehicles
- Agricultural products (herbicides, pesticides, etc.)
- Cleaning products
- Children’s toys
- Household appliances and products
Holding Product Manufacturers & Distributors Accountable
Those who put products into the stream of commerce impliedly warrant that those products are reasonably safe when put to a foreseeable use. If you are injured due to the failure of a product to perform as expected, or due to the lack of warnings or safety devices, you need a product liability lawyer in Illinois who can gather evidence of a product defect and prove it at trial.
While most personal injury cases settle before trial, the attorneys at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates prepare all of their cases as if they were going to trial. In that way, we are better able to fight for the best possible settlements for our clients. To date, we have recovered more than $200 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Trust Us to Help You with Your Defective Product Claim
When you are injured due to a dangerous and/or defective product, you can count on Sam C. Mitchell & Associates to investigate and explore all of your options.