Product manufacturers, designers, and distributors in the U.S. have a legal responsibility to ensure that their products do not present an unreasonable risk of injury or illness to consumers. If you have been injured by a defective product, you may have a product liability claim. Contact Hale & Monico in Chicago as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation with no obligation with our personal injury attorneys.
Why Choose Us?
- Our attorneys have more than three decades of experience advocating for people who have suffered injury through the negligence or wrongdoing of others.
- We are trial lawyers and are prepared to take any case to trial. We conduct comprehensive research into facts and details surrounding your case to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
- We are open to a creative, unconventional approach to investigation and litigation. We employ innovative technologies and presentation techniques in the courtroom to help substantiate your claim.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability refers to the liability of manufacturers or sellers for placing defective products into the hands of consumers. Products are generally required by law to meet the general expectations of consumers. These types of claims are based on state laws and differ from state to state.
Elements of a Product Liability Claim
To win a product liability case, you must show more probably true than not that:
- You used the product for its intended use.
- The product contains a defect.
- You suffered harm.
- The product defect caused your injuries.
Types of Defective Products
To recover compensation in a product liability claim, you must prove that:
- The product that caused your injuries was defective.
- The defect in the product made it unreasonably dangerous.
There are three types of product defects that could give rise to a product liability claim:
- Design defects: Something about the design of the product is inherently unsafe. This type of defect exists in the product even before it is manufactured.
- Manufacturing defects: A manufacturing defect occurs during the process of manufacturing or assembling the product.
- Marketing defects: This includes improper labeling, inadequate safety warnings, insufficient instructions, and other defects in the way the product is marketed.
Who Is Liable?
Liability for defective product injuries could lie with any party in the chain of distribution. This may include the:
- Manufacturer of the product
- Manufacturer of component parts
- Party that assembled or installed the product
- Retailer that sold the product to the consumer
Why You Need a Lawyer
Proving a product liability claim can be tricky. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can investigate your injuries, identify responsible parties, negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, and fight for the compensation you deserve in court, if necessary.
Contact Our Product Liability Attorney Today!
Consumers should be able to use products that are released on the market, in the way they are intended to be used, without suffering injury or harm as a result. When injuries are caused by defective products, manufacturers and distributors should be held accountable. If you have been injured by a defective product, contact Hale & Monico today. We can provide experienced legal representation in a product liability claim for compensation.