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Chicago Product Liability Attorney

Experienced & Personalized Legal Representation in Illinois

When you purchase a product, you expect it to meet your expectations as a consumer. However, when a product has an unexpected defect or danger, using it in the proper manner can result in a serious injury. Product liability law is designed to protect consumers from dangerous and defective marketplace goods, holding manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and vendors liable for damages/losses caused by their products.

If you have been injured by a defective or dangerous product in Chicago, our legal team at Pissetzky Law LLC is ready to hold all parties responsible for manufacturing and distributing the product and failing to meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. Do not wait to let us get started on your case and help you recover your entitled compensation.

Contact us today at (312) 883-9466 to schedule a consultation. 

How Can Product Be Defective?

In a product liability claim, you must prove that the product that caused injury was defective, and that defect made the product unreasonably dangerous. There are several types of defects that may cause injury and lead to a lawsuit.

The following are the three main types of product defects:

Design defects – The defect or flaw is present in the beginning stages of a product’s development. If the design is defective, then the product itself is inherently unsafe.

Manufacturing defects – The defect results from the manufacturing or assembly process.

Marketing defects – Also known as failure to warn, the flaws are in the way the product is marketed. Common examples include insufficient instructions, improper labeling, or inadequate safety warnings.

 

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Strict Liability Law in Illinois

Ordinarily, an injured party must show that the at-fault party was careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent to hold them liable for any injuries. However, when it comes to product liability claims, you do not need to prove if a manufacturer or seller is negligent.

Under strict liability, the injured party must prove the following elements:

The product has an “unreasonably dangerous” design defect, manufacturing defect, or marketing defect that injured the plaintiff (injured party) or consumer.

The defect caused an injury while the product was being used the way it was intended.

The defect existed at the time the product left the manufacturer’s control and the product had not been significantly changed from the condition in which it was originally sold.

The statute of limitations for product liability claims in Illinois is two years from the date of the injury.

Call (312) 883-9466 or fill out our online contact form to reach out to our Chicago product liability attorney! 

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  • NOT-GUILTY VERDICTS & CASE DISMISSALS
  • OVER 20 YEARS OF TRIAL-TESTED DEFENSE
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