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What You Need to Know about Product Liability Cases

When consumers make a purchase, they do so with the expectation that they will not be harmed by the item that they are buying. Frequently, however, this expectation is betrayed by the manufacture and sale of a defective or malfunctioning product. These problems often cause consumers to suffer severe injury through no fault of their own. When this happens, it may be appropriate for the victims of these accidents to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit against the maker of the product.

If you or your loved one has been hurt by a dangerous product, we can help you seek recompense for pain, suffering, medical bills, and other damages. To discuss the potential merits of legal action in your case, contact the Kankakee product liability lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292.

Before Beginning Your Case

Though it can be tempting to seek legal action as a means of punishing the company responsible for your injury, it is important to note that this is not how these proceedings work. A civil case will be evaluated based on whether it can be demonstrated that the company bears liability for your injuries. If you are unable to persuade the judge of this, your case will be dismissed. The following are some possible justifications for bringing a product liability lawsuit:

  • Defect in the product’s design – A flaw in the design of a product indicates that the company had an opportunity to identify the danger before it was built and failed to make necessary changes prior to its release.
  • Manufacturing defect – If the specific product you purchased was flawed due to errors introduced during its manufacture, it may be possible to establish the company’s liability, as it failed to meet quality control standards.
  • Incorrect or improper labeling – When a product’s packaging indicates that the item is intended for individuals of a certain age, but it is not actually safe for these persons (usually children), legal action may be warranted. A lawsuit may also be appropriate when the ingredients of food products are misrepresented.

Contact Us

You should not have to bear the burdens created by a manufacturer’s negligence. As the victim of a faulty product, ensure that you fully understand your legal rights and options. Contact a Kankakee product liability attorney of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (815) 929-9292 today.