Chicago Defective Products Injury Attorney Serving Cook County and DuPage County
You encounter hundreds of different products every day, some of which you even put on or into your body, trusting that they have been tested extensively and determined to be safe to use. You might even know that companies selling a product are obligated under the law to make sure that the product being sold is safe to use, and that companies can and should be held responsible when they sell a product that causes injury to a customer. If you’ve been hurt by a dangerous or defective product in the Chicago area, find out if you have a claim for money damages by contacting the Homewood law offices of John Fairman.
When will companies be held responsible for defective products?
Companies have a legal responsibility to ensure that the products they sell have been responsibly designed, thoroughly tested, and competently manufactured. When a customer purchases a product, there is an implied warranty that the product will work as promised, and, if used properly, will not cause harm or injury to the consumer. If a customer uses a product in a reasonable manner and is hurt or killed by that product, then that customer may have a claim for money damages.
Not only can the company that designed or manufactured a dangerous product be held liable for damages, but so can the business that sold the product to the consumer. In this way, any company that profits off of a dangerous or carelessly-designed or tested product can be held responsible for harm caused by that product.
Negligence in product manufacture occurs across the market
It seems that there is a new product failure or recall every day. Each time you turn on the news, you seem to hear of another incident where a company failed to ensure that a product was ready for widespread use before selling it. Dangerous products that have recently caused serious injury or death to consumers include:
- Hip implants and other medical devices
- Cell phones
- Toys, such as hoverboards
- Food products
Being injured by a dangerous product can cost you thousands of dollars in medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Get the money you deserve after you’re hurt by a dangerous product in Illinois.
Don’t Delay Acting on Your Claims after a Defective Product Injury in Chicago
Strict time limits apply to all Illinois product liability claims, and evidence can quickly decay or deteriorate. Don’t wait to act on your claim for money damages after getting injured by a dangerous product. Contact the skilled, effective, and determined defective products injury attorney John Fairman for a consultation at 708-799-4848 Homewood or 708-799-4848 Bridgeview.