Most of our readers in the Chicago area know that car accidents and medical malpractice are the cause of thousands of injuries and even fatalities throughout America each year. It seems like despite all of the public and private efforts to curb these types of incidents, they remain a serious problem. However, another type of incident is also responsible for serious injuries throughout the country – one that some people may not realize. These would be defective products.
It doesn’t seem to make sense that a consumer product could be designed, manufactured and then sent out to retail location for sale when, the entire time, the product was in some way defective and could cause an injury to a consumer. However, the reality is that product liability issues are more common than many people probably think.
Any Chicago residents are injured by a defective product will need to know their options in the immediate aftermath of the incident. Depending on the nature of the defect – design defect, manufacturing defect or failure to warn – any given case can have different strategies to pursue. And the different facts in any given case can make a difference in the outcome as well.
For more information about how our law firm might be able to help in your case, please visit the products liability overview section of our website. At our law firm, we work with Chicago area residents who have been injured by a defective product. These individuals should not have to shoulder the burden of medical expenses and lost wages when their injuries were caused by a product designer or manufacturer.