Product Liability Atttorney – Nokomis & Litchfield, IL

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are approximately 29 million injuries related to consumer products every year. While it is true that sometimes these injuries are caused when people do not use products in the manner intended, many times it is due to irresponsible manufacturers. Companies, including major manufacturers, often put profit over the safety of their customers. When they do, people can be seriously hurt by defective products.

If you have been injured, our product liability attorneys in Litchfield, IL and Nokomis, IL can help you claim the damages you deserve. Contact us today to request a consultation.

Proving Product Liability in Illinois

Like all other states, Illinois has very strict laws regarding defective products. Manufacturers, producers, distributors, retailers, and vendors must all ensure the products they are putting into the marketplace are safe for all consumers. When they do not, you can hold them liable on two different legal grounds. These are known as negligence and strict liability.

To prove negligence, you must show:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • You sustained an injury as a result
  • You suffered damages

To prove strict liability, you must show:

  • Your injury was a result of a condition or defect of a product
  • The condition or defect was unreasonably dangerous
  • The condition or defect was present when the product left the control of the manufacturer, vendor, or other party

Many people think that when a manufacturer recalls their product due to safety issues, they cannot be held liable, but that is not always true. It is important to allow a product liability attorney to review your case and determine if you have a valid claim.

Which Products are Commonly Defective?

People use products safely every day, so they cannot imagine ever being hurt by one that is defective. Unfortunately, there are many common products that cause injuries every day, including but not limited to:

  • Automobile and ATV parts
  • Vaping devices
  • Medical devices
  • Medication
  • Children’s toys
  • Children’s products, such as car seats
  • Food, such as salmonella contamination

Any time you have been injured by a defective product, it is important to contact an attorney who can take care of your claim while you recover.

Damages Available in Product Liability Claims

After an accident caused by a defective product, you are entitled to receive compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are those that have a concrete value, such as your medical bills. Non-economic losses are damages you sustained that do not have an actual value, such as your pain and suffering. Non-economic losses make it difficult for individuals to accurately evaluate your claim. This is another area in which a lawyer can help with your case.

Get Legal Help Today

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective product, our product liability attorneys can advise on your claim. At the Law Offices of Glenn & West, LLC, our experienced attorneys can accurately value your claim, determine which party is liable, and hold them accountable for paying the maximum damages you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.