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Dedicated Chicago Product Liability Attorneys

Product liability law gives consumers a means to take action if they are harmed as a result of a faulty product. The defect can be the result of a poor design, improper manufacturing, with dangerous pieces or sharp edges, for example, or a defect in the label, i.e. lack of a proper warning.

Types of Product Liability Defects

Punitive damages in product liability cases can be awarded in claims for all three types of defects. Depending on the type and extent of the injury, compensatory damages will be sought for time off from work, medical bills, future medical appointments, physical therapy, and/or assistance necessary due to permanent disability.

Engineering/Design Defects

Engineering defects are flaws in the product’s design, or how the product is intended to be made. This means if the product is made as designed, the defect is inherently unavoidable. These defects can make the product dangerous but have nothing to do with the actual manufacturing process.

Manufacturing Defects and Flaws

As the name implies, if there is a problem encountered during the manufacturing process, resulting in a dangerous or defective product, any harm to the consumer may be traced to the manufacturer. This means the original product design was compromised during the manufacturing process and the resulting product is not the product design intended by the engineer/designer.

Labeling Defects and Improper Warnings

These defects may include anything from misprinted or poorly worded instructions to the lack of a choking hazard label. Even though it may seem obvious to most people that babies shouldn’t be allowed to handle small objects, if there is not a warning label on the product and a baby chokes on a component, the company can be held liable for any injury that occurs.

What To Do If You Have Been Harmed by a Defective  Product

If you, or someone you love, is harmed as the result of a defective product, seek medical care immediately, and get copies of all documentation during the visit. The most important and most relevant thing you can do for yourself is to tend to the injury. Next, document the date, time, and location of the injury, and take photos. If there are witnesses, you can informally get their thoughts and reactions to the event, as well. Lastly, obtain reputable legal representation as soon as possible.

Why Hire a Chicago Product Liability Lawyer

With so many factors to consider, filing a product liability lawsuit can be confusing and difficult to prove. Attorneys who are well versed in this area of personal injury law understand what insurance companies will be looking for, and can help you build your case to help you attain the compensation you are entitled to.

Regardless of what type of product has caused your injury, our product liability attorneys in Chicago, Illinois have the knowledge and experience to successfully navigate your claim through the claims process. We will make sure you understand each step along the way and keep you fully informed about all developments in your personal injury case.

Our Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys

For more than 25 years, Shea Law Group has employed many of Chicago’s most qualified personal injury attorneys. Members of our law firm are tenacious and aggressive because we are passionate about seeking justice for our clients and protecting our neighbors from negligent behavior. .

If you think you may have a consumer product liability claim, please contact us for a free case evaluation. We will discuss the details of your case, and explain what Shea Law Group can do to help ensure you receive maximum compensation. We are here to help because we care, and we will fight for you because you deserve justice.