Champaign Product Liability Attorney
From eating breakfast in the morning to getting in bed at night, people utilize hundreds or even thousands of consumer products every day. For the most part, these items are safe and function as they should. However, problems with the design, manufacturing, or marketing of these products can lead to severe injuries and illnesses for consumers. Millions of injuries occur each year due to faulty products.
When a person is injured because a consumer product fails to perform as expected, he or she may be eligible for financial compensation from the party at fault for the defective item. However, product liability lawsuits can be complicated, but a Champaign product liability lawyer can help you protect your rights by handling all aspects of your legal claim. Contact Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 328-2828 to arrange a meeting with a member of our dedicated legal team.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Products liability claims can be exceptionally complicated due to how many potential parties may be involved. Every business and individual responsible for creating the product and for putting it on the market might get mixed up in your lawsuit. These parties can include:
- The company who created the product
- Product designers
- Product manufacturers
- Product marketers
An experienced attorney will best manage the strategy surrounding this type of claim. At Spiros Law, P.C., our Champaign product liability attorneys know how to track down the parties involved in your case, as well as how to obtain the evidence about the product itself and how it caused your injuries. This evidence will be crucial to recovering damages. A lawyer with specific experience in product liability cases will provide you with a greater chance of success in your claim.
The parties involved in a products liability claim are often large businesses with teams of lawyers, so if you attempt to pursue compensation for your injuries, they will try to stop you in your tracks. You do not deserve this kind of treatment from a business who put a faulty product on the market. If a defective product injured you, you deserve to be taken seriously. A knowledgeable product liability attorney knows how to give your claim the voice it needs so that you are heard and understood.
Why Choose Spiros Law, P.C.?
At Spiros Law, P.C., our team of skilled litigators has extensive experience in personal injury cases of all kinds, including product liability claims. As a firm, we have a growing list of significant victories across the state of Illinois, including the second highest verdict ever recovered in the Vermillion County area. These kinds of results are a distinct example of the level of legal skills that our attorneys provide to our clients.
Founding partner of Spiros Law, P.C., Jim Spiros, is a part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as the exclusive Leading Lawyers listing. He has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer, which is a distinction awarded to only the top 2 percent of attorneys in any discipline. This kind of outstanding performance is what wins cases, and it is the level of representation you need to prevail in a product liability claim.
About Product Liability Lawsuits
There are three main types of product defects:
- Manufacturing Defects: These are defects that occur during the production process, which means that something about the way that the product was assembled or created makes it dangerous for consumer use. Manufacturing defects typically only affect certain batches of the product, while other batches of the product on the market may have been manufactured properly.
- Design Defects: These kinds of problems with a product relate back to the original design of the product, which makes it dangerous for users. Design defects will be present in every version of the product, even if it was flawlessly manufactured.
- Marketing Defects: When a product is mislabeled, fails to provide a necessary warning label, or is otherwise promoted for improper use, it falls into the marketing defect category. Safety warnings (or lack of proper safety warnings) are often at play in product liability cases involving marketing defects.
It can be extremely difficult for the average person to figure out and prove which of these defects caused their injuries. To make it easier on injury victims, product liability claims can be made under the theory of strict liability. Using strict liability, you do not have to prove that the company was negligent to get the compensation you deserve. Instead, you have to prove just three things:
- The product had an unreasonably safe defect that caused you harm;
- The product was in effectively the same condition as it was the day you purchased it;
- You were using the product the way it was intended to be used.
This may seem easy, but companies with aggressive lawyers and insurance agents on their side will still fight hard to prevent you from prevailing in your claim. A lawyer with experience in these cases can gather the evidence necessary to prove each of these three components.
How We Can Help
Product defects vary widely and can range from contaminated ingredients in food items to designs that potentially endanger consumers. At Spiros Law, P.C., we believe that product designers and manufacturers should be held accountable should their items cause someone to suffer an injury or illness. By bringing a product liability claim, you can seek the relief you are owed by the law. Thus, our knowledgeable Champaign product liability lawyers can help you with cases involving:
- Pharmaceutical products
- Food products / containers
- DePuy Hip Implants
- Childcare products / children’s toys
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
If you have experienced injuries from a product in these or any other product categories, the knowledgeable Champaign product liability attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. are available to review your legal options and help you get on the right track so you can focus on healing. The physical, emotional, and financial costs of an injury or illness caused by a product defect can be staggering, but we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we thoroughly understand the intricacies of product liability cases, so we know how difficult it can be to handle these cases on your own. If you have suffered due to an unsafe consumer product, you should contact our committed Champaign product liability attorneys today at (217) 328-2828 to discuss your case in detail.