Chicago Product Liability Attorney
Manufacturers, designers and distributors are obligated to ensure that the products they create are not hazardous to the people who purchase, use or are exposed to them. When dangerous products cause serious injuries, illness or death, these entities can be held liable and victims may be entitled to receive financial compensation for their injuries and to help cover the cost of medical treatment, lost earnings or earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Adler Law Offices provides legal representation and advice to victims who suffer injuries and the families of those who are killed due to unsafe products. In many cases, multiple entities including designers, manufacturing companies, corporations, retailers and distributors may be able to be held liable in a single product liability case. Charles Adler will dig deep to uncover every party that was involved in the creation and distribution of the hazardous product that caused your suffering to ensure that you receive absolute compensation for damages.
For skilled legal representation in a product liability case, contact Adler Law Offices today at 312-236-2700 or get in touch with us online.
Understanding the Dangerous Product Epidemic
Unsafe products invade the lives of Chicagoans every day, exposing infants and children, adults and even our pets to the hazards they present. Defective motor vehicle parts cause accidents and result in thousands of product recalls each year, dangerous medical devices and pharmaceuticals cause serious injuries and deaths, household products, electronics and toys hurt innocent consumers and even the products used for infants can pose a threat.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 20,000 people are killed and about 29 million more are injured every year due to unsafe products. Even more disturbing, in many cases companies are aware of the dangers their products present but they fail to take the necessary steps to remedy the situation because they are in a rush to bring their product to market, they are trying to cut corners, or they simply ignore safety regulations.
Establishing Liability for Dangerous Products in Illinois
Under Illinois law, companies owe a duty to consumers to provide products that are reasonably safe when used as designed and intended. When they fail to do so and unsafe products cause injuries, victims can file a product liability lawsuit to recover damages. To prove product liability, it must be established that:
- An “unreasonably dangerous” defect in design, workmanship, or that occurred during shipping or handling caused the injury.
- The defect resulted in injury even though the product was being used in the way the manufacturer said that it was intended to be used.
- The dangerous product had not substantially changed from its original condition.
When these three elements can be shown, a company can be held accountable for damages based on breach of warranty or the theory of strict liability.
Illinois Defective Products Lawyer Gets Results
Adler Law Offices is committed to securing appropriate compensation for victims who have been injured by dangerous products. If retained, Charles Adler and his team will conduct a thorough investigation of your case, identify every entity in the supply chain that may be able to be held liable and work to ensure that you receive a favorable settlement or verdict to compensate you for your injuries.
Call Adler Law Offices today at 312-236-2700 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation and learn more about the legal options that may be available to you.