Chicago Lawyers Representing People Injured By Defective Products
Unfortunately, dangerous and defective consumer products sold to the public cause vast numbers of injuries every year. These products range from food and household goods to tools, appliances, pharmaceuticals, automobiles and their components, and more.
Manufacturers and their distributors of products produced and sold to the public are responsible for ensuring that they are safe for use as directed. Where proof of manufacturer negligence is shown to be the cause of consumer injury, this situation falls under “product liability” laws.
At Ori Law Group, our competent legal team is well-versed in product liability laws and how to hold negligent entities responsible in personal injury claims and lawsuits. When dealing with large corporations that have huge financial resources and their own legal teams dedicated to fighting liability, it is essential that you work with an experienced and skilled trial lawyer. Our team of proven litigators have the ability to mount well-constructed claims in such cases seeking the compensation to which you are entitled.
About Product Liability
Product liability falls under state law designed to protect the public from defective products that cause harm when used as directed. The manufacturers of products are required to make them to meet ordinary expectations of safety and effectiveness. When these products contain some kind of defect or prove to be dangerous, it is considered that they fail that standard.
Liable parties in product liability cases may include the makers of the product’s component parts, the factory that assembled it and/or wholesalers and retailers that sold it. Product defects are categorized into three types as follows:
- Design defects: The original design of the product contained within it a flaw that made it unsafe.
- Manufacturing defects: How it was manufactured or assembled was faulty.
- Marketing defects: Improper labeling, missing or poor directions for use, or deficient safety warnings can be cause for liability.
To summarize sample scenarios, if an injury was caused by any of the following, the injured consumer may have grounds to bring a product liability case:
- A patient taking medication prescribed by a doctor and issued by a pharmacy or over the counter
- A motorist operating a car with defective brakes or airbags
- A child’s use of toys, sports gear or similar products that contained toxic lead levels
Legal claims under product liability law can be made against the manufacturer, based on negligence or warranty breaches or on the basis of strict liability regardless of their intent.
Reach Out To Our Product Liability Lawyers
Our personal injury trial lawyers have recovered more than $150 million for our clients over the years. We invite you to tell us your story about an injury caused by a dangerous or defective product. Initial consultations are free.
To get in touch with Ori Law Group, call 312-985-0299 or send an email inquiry. Our clients come from throughout Illinois and nationwide. We are here for you, ready to evaluate your potential premises liability claim.