Product Liability Cases In Illinois
Nearly every day of our life, we use any number of consumer products. We trust these products are safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Dangerous products can cause serious injuries. A product liability claim is a type of personal injury case that can arise when a product is offered to the public that is defective and unreasonably dangerous, and which causes personal injury or death. The product should be reasonably safe, not only for its intended use, but for any use that is reasonably foreseeable. Even if the product may not be defective or unreasonably dangerous, an injured party may still seek recovery if the product failed to contain an adequate warning to the consumer.
Types of Potentially Dangerous Products
There are many types of common products, whether in or outside of the home, that may be unreasonably dangerous. Examples of potential product liability claims include:
- Home appliances
- Toys and other childrens’ products
- Work equipment
- Over the counter medication
- Prescription drugs
Damages in Illinois Product Liability Cases
Product liability claims may result in temporary injuries, permanent injuries, or wrongful death. Depending upon the injuries, an injured party may seek recovery for pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical expenses, and lost wages. If a death results from a defective product, the heirs of the decedent may seek compensation for pain and suffering the decedent may have experienced before death. The heirs may also obtain monetary compensation for grief and sorrow, loss companionship, moral guidance, and financial support. In exceptional cases, punitive damages may be permitted to punish the defendant and to deter future similar misconduct.
Choosing A Product Liability Attorney
In deciding how to proceed, it is critical to choose an attorney with the knowledge, skill, and dedication to prosecute your product liability case effectively. Product liability lawyer Jason M. Kroot has successfully recovered over 25 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, while providing the highest degree of personal service. In the event you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury or death from a recalled or unsafe product, we invite you to contact Kroot Law, LLC, for a free consultation.