Your choice of attorney and their experience with product liability cases will have a significant effect on your case’s outcome and the compensation you could recover. Therefore, it’s crucial to choose the right firm to represent you.
Here’s why Midwest Injury Lawyers is the right product liability firm for you:
The value of your product liability claim depends on several factors, including the extent of your injuries, your financial losses, and the pain and suffering you have experienced.
Because these factors vary widely across cases, we can’t tell you how much you could recover until we investigate your claim.
However, we can tell that, in general, you could demand money to pay for your:
In certain limited cases, you could also receive punitive damages. These do not compensate you for any loss you suffered. Instead, they punish the product’s manufacturer for especially egregious behavior and deter others from putting similarly dangerous products onto the market. In Illinois, you cannot ask for punitive damages in your claim. Instead, juries award them at their discretion based on the facts of the case.
There are three primary types of product defects, which differ in the underlying cause of the danger.
These claims arise when the design of a product has flaws, making it inherently dangerous or defective. Even when manufactured correctly, the product poses a risk due to its design.
For example, the automotive parts company Takata manufactured airbags that had a defective inflator switch that could cause the bag to explode, shooting metal debris into the vehicle cabin.
The inherently flawed design meant that all 40 million airbags manufactured to its specification were dangerous.
These occur when errors in the manufacturing process result in a defective product made to an otherwise safe design. As a hypothetical, suppose an electronics company manufactured a product run of a cell phone of a proven safe design.
However, the company used a different transistor in this particular run that had inferior power-handling abilities than the transistor used in previous production runs, causing the cell phone to overheat and catch fire. Other versions of the same model are safe, but this particular batch is not due to the manufacturing error.
This type of claim deals with products that lack adequate warnings or instructions, leading to misuse or unexpected risks. It covers scenarios where potential hazards aren’t clearly communicated or instructions are insufficient for safe usage.
Under Illinois law, you have two years from discovering your injury to file a lawsuit against the company responsible for the product defect. If you didn’t find the injury right away, you have two years from when you should have reasonably discovered it.
Regardless of when you learn of your injuries, you need to talk to an attorney as soon as you do. If you miss the deadline to file a lawsuit, the courts will likely throw out your case as untimely filed.
Should that happen, you could lose your chance at recovering compensation. Don’t risk this possibility – contact a Chicago product liability lawyer right away.
A wide range of products can contain defects that make them unsafe to consumers. Some items, due to their nature or widespread use, come up more frequently than others.
Below are just a few examples of unsafe products that could injure innocent consumers:
Depending on the specific product and flaw in question, a defect could lead to serious, even life-threatening injuries when in use. The product’s manufacturer could owe you compensation if it caused you with any of the following:
Often the result of overheating electronics, faulty appliances, or flammable materials, burns can range from minor to severe, sometimes requiring extensive medical treatment like skin grafts.
Defective tools, broken glass in products, or sharp, unexpected edges can lead to severe cuts, requiring stitches or even surgery.
Falling or malfunctioning products, like ladders or gym equipment, can result in fractures and broken bones, often necessitating casts, surgery, or physical therapy.
Small parts from toys or household items can pose choking hazards, especially to children, leading to emergency medical situations.
Exposure to toxic substances in products like cleaning supplies or contaminated food can cause poisoning, requiring immediate medical attention.
Faulty wiring in electronics or appliances can cause electric shocks or electrocution, leading to burns, heart issues, or neurological damage.
Defective helmets or accidents resulting from product malfunctions can result in concussions or more severe traumatic brain injuries.
Mislabeling or contamination in food and skincare products can trigger allergic reactions, ranging from mild rashes to life-threatening anaphylaxis.
At Midwest Injury Lawyers, we know how hard it can be to go up against a big, powerful corporation armed with a highly paid legal team. Our dedicated team offers a range of services to level the playing field.
We start with a thorough investigation of your case. Our attorneys dive deep into the details of the product that caused your injury, gathering evidence to build a strong foundation for your claim.
We scrutinize the product’s design, manufacturing process, and any failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions. This in-depth analysis helps us pinpoint where things went wrong and who is responsible.
We also handle all the communication with the at-fault company and its insurers on your behalf. Dealing with these big businesses can be overwhelming, especially if they use tactics to minimize your claim’s value.
Our experienced lawyers know how to navigate these conversations and protect your rights. We advocate fiercely for your interests, pushing back against lowball offers and seeing the insurance companies take your claim seriously.
We can also bring in expert witnesses when needed to strengthen your case. These experts can provide valuable insights into the technical aspects of the product’s defect, its effects on your health, and the long-term implications of your injuries.
Once we’ve established the company’s liability, our team will work diligently to negotiate a settlement that covers all your losses and helps you move forward with your life. However, if the company won’t make you a fair offer, we are fully prepared to take your case to court.
Our skilled attorneys have extensive trial experience and can fight for your rights before a judge or jury.
Once you’ve received medical attention for your injuries, you can get started protecting your right to compensation.
Here’s what to do:
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The Chicago product liability attorneys at Midwest Injury Lawyers stand ready to help you find justice and recover fair compensation for what you’ve suffered. Contact us today at (312) 786-5881 to get started with your free consultation.
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