Product manufacturers are expected to only put safe and defect-free products on the market. If there are certain risks associated with use, it is crucial that there be warnings included with the product.
However, there are companies that fail in these responsibilities, and people using that product often pay the price. A defective or dangerous product can result in serious injuries that can have lasting consequences, from burns to illness to lacerations. When damages are suffered as a result of using a defective product, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Pursuing a product liability claim can be more complicated than you may realize. It is not enough to say that you were injured because of a product. You will need to show that the product was used for its intended purpose and that a defect or unexpected danger caused the injury or illness.
After those facts are established, it is necessary to identify the potentially liable parties. These can include the manufacturer of the product, a wholesaler, retail store or parties that assemble or install the product. Establishing liability can be very complex and requires a thorough understanding of state product liability laws.
Our law firm understands Illinois defective product laws and we appreciate the importance of getting compensation to victims of these products. We can help you explore your options for a legal claim whether you have suffered as a result of a defective drug, tainted food or dangerous equipment that did not come with adequate warnings.
At Kanoski Bresney, we have experience working with expert witnesses to establish liability and are prepared to guide you through every step of a claim, whether it results in a trial or settlement outside of court. For more information on our approach to product liability claims and to contact us for a consultation to evaluate your case, you are invited to explore our website.