Product Liability Lawyers in Algonquin, Berwyn and Quincy
In the state of Illinois, as in other states, designers, manufacturers, and sellers can be held liable for defective product injuries. Defects can occur in the design of a product, the materials used in manufacturing it, and the lack of adequate instructions or warnings regarding the use of the product. The personal injury lawyers at Makarone Law PC have vast experience in defective product injuries and product liability cases in Algonquin, Berwyn and Quincy and will pursue compensation on your behalf if you’ve suffered injury in this manner.
Product liability cases typically arise when a business puts its bottom line (profits) ahead of the safety and well-being of the consumer. When this happens, people get injured, some seriously. Whether it’s a designer, manufacturer, or seller, every company has an ethical and legal responsibility to ensure that their products will not be dangerous and cause harm to the consumer using them. However, some companies are anxious to get their products on the market so they cut corners and ignore safety standards.
What Type of Product Liability Claim do You have?
There are three types of defective product injury- product liability cases that the Makarone Law PC personal injury lawyers handle in Algonquin, Berwyn and Quincy. These include:
- Design defects – Products with design defects can be very dangerous and cause serious or catastrophic injuries.
- Manufacturing defects – It’s not uncommon for defects to occur when a product is being manufactured. This may affect an entire product line or only a portion of it.
- Marketing defects – When a product’s packaging doesn’t contain adequate instructions or warnings about how it should be used, injuries often occur.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury for any of the above reasons, you should call and speak to one of our personal injury lawyers in Algonquin, Berwyn and Quincy as soon as it is feasible.
Proving Your Product Liability Claim
If you’ve suffered injuries and damages when using a dangerous or defective product, there are 4 elements you’ll need to prove in order to win your case and pursue damages for your injuries. These include:
- You suffered injury and/or losses
- The product was dangerous or defective
- Your injuries resulted from the defect
- You used the product according to the instructions and warnings
Keep in mind that multiple parties can be liable in a defective product injury case in Algonquin, Berwyn and Quincy. This includes designers, manufacturers, parts manufacturers, assemblers, wholesalers, and retailers. For more information, call Makarone Law PC today. Our lawyers are available to help you with your case. Schedule a free, no-obligation first appointment to discuss your case.