Your legal options for injuries caused by defective products

Defective Products | September 13, 2016

 

As American consumers, we typically trust in the designers and manufacturers of the products we purchase. Most of the time, this trust is well-founded. However, sometimes our trust and even our well-being are jeopardized by the use of products that have been found to be defective. When these products cause injury or death, victims often do not know where to turn for the help they so desperately need. They may not understand how the law can help and this is where an attorney first begins to assist the victims in seeking compensation.

Defective product claims can provide victims or their surviving family members with an effective way to acquire compensation for the damages suffered. More importantly, such claims can shine a spotlight on the danger so that others can avoid these injuries. Most claims center on one of three main product defects: design defects, manufacturing defects and lack of adequate warning about the dangers associated with the product.

A personal injury lawyer first assists victims in identifying what type of defect has occurred. Once it is determined that a preventable defect did indeed cause or contribute to an injury, the lawyer can then help the victim initiate a claim. At this point, it is important to maintain a dialog with your lawyer as you both work to build your case. Take comfort in the knowledge that your attorney will work on your behalf every step of the way towards your final goal of being made as whole as possible.

In the Chicago area of Illinois, we have helped many victims acquire the compensation they need after a defective products injury. As such, we offer a wealth of information on our website injured residents can use to decide if a claim is warranted. We invite you to visit our comprehensive web pages if you would like to learn more about defective product claims.