back to top
Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP Menu Contact
Decades Of Experience Behind Every Case
Toll Free

2 types of compensation for defective products

Buying a defective product is always an annoyance. It fails to work as advertised, you feel ripped off and you waste both time and money taking it back to the store and exchanging it. Depending on the situation, there are two types of compensation or reimbursement you may be entitled to.

If you're not hurt, you usually still have the right to get the money back for the defective item. Most often, the store or the manufacturer will refund your money. In some cases, you need to cite the warranty and send the product in to be compensated. In either case, you're just going to get back what you had into it -- the cost of the item.

If you are hurt, that's when things change. You still can seek reimbursement for the price of the item, but it may be the least of your worries. You could also be looking at medical bills, rehab costs and other such things that go along with your injury. On top of that, the company's mistake caused you to experience unfair pain and suffering and emotional stress, and you may be able to get compensation for that, as well.

Basically, you are looking at more than just the defective product itself; you're looking at how that defective product changed your life. Did it cause you disfigurement? Does it mean you can't work anymore? These are important questions to ask.

As you can see, it's quite important to know about all of your legal options in Illinois when you buy a defective product, especially when you or a loved one are hurt as a result.

Source: FIndLaw, "Defective Products and Consumer Rights," accessed Oct. 01, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information


Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response
<#if page.ID = "Steven-J-Seidman"> <#elseif page.ID = "Karen-C-Lee"> <#elseif page.ID = "Ryan-A-Margulis"> <#elseif page.ID = "Daniel-R-Seidman"> <#else>
Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP

Chicago Office
20 South Clark Street
Two First National Plaza
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60603

Toll Free: 888-837-3275
Local: 312-781-1977
Fax: 312-853-2187 Map & Directions

Chicago Heights Office
(By appointment only)
12 West 15th Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Local: 888-837-3275
Fax: 708-756-2838 Map & Directions

Belleville Office
110 West Main Street
Suite 110
Belleville, IL 62220

Local: 618-623-4602
Fax: 224-603-8345 Map & Directions

Deerfield Office
500 Lake Cook Rd
Suite 350
Deerfield, IL 60015

Local: 847-580-4223
Fax: 847-637-5795 Map & Directions

Sunset Hills Office
10805 Sunset Office Drive
Suite 300
Sunset Hills, MO 63127

Local: 314-238-1342

Map & Directions