CHICAGO PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEYS
We Fight For The Rights Of Those Injured By Defective Products
Curcio Law Offices in downtown Chicago has extensive experience helping people injured by defective products recover compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys have represented many individuals and families afflicted with serious and catastrophic injuries caused by defective products. We’ve also been successful in winning them the compensation to which they were entitled. If you need a product liability lawyer, contact Curcio today.
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What Is A Product Liability Lawsuit?
If a consumer receives injuries from a product that was defective, they have grounds for a product liability lawsuit. Anyone from the manufacturers of the product to the sellers can be held legally responsible for product liability.
Within a product liability lawsuit are two different types of claims. One is based on the defective design of the product while the other is based on the defective manufacturing of the product. The defective design of the product means there is an error in the way the product is created. The defect arises in the initial planning period of the product before it is sent to manufacturers to make. A manufacturing defect, on the other hand, occurs when the product is being assembled. The design of the product was safe and effective, but during its assembly, errors were made that resulted in the potential for injury.
If you can prove either one of these claims, you are able to recover damages. In order to prove a product liability claim, there are certain standards that must be met. To successfully recover damages in one of these lawsuits, your product liability lawyer must prove the following:
- A product that was in the marketplace was sold to an individual;
- The manufacturer and/or seller had an obligation to ensure their product met the ordinary expectations of a consumer;
- The product contained either a manufacturing defect or a design defect;
- The defective product proves dangerous to the average consumer;
- The manufacturer and/or seller could have predicted that the defect would cause injury;
- The defect in the product resulted in injuries for the consumer.
What Does A Product Liability Lawyer Do?
These cases are highly complex and are often fiercely contested by product manufacturers, designers and distributors who have a legal obligation to produce and market products that are safe for their intended or likely uses. It is left to a product liability lawyer to face this opposition in court. Our firm has litigated a host of defective product injury cases from those involving industrial machinery to consumer electronics and power tools to defective medical devices.
What are the Types of Product Liability in Illinois?
Most product liability cases can be grouped into one of the five categories:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Marketing defects
- Failure to warn
- Failure to guard
Why Do I Need a Chicago Product Liability Lawyer?
As a product liability lawyer, our goal is to investigate your situation and provide the evidence we find to the court. Our firm works closely with many industry experts to determine the cause of product liability cases. We have the skill, experience and resources to effectively prepare, manage and present product liability cases to a jury or negotiate a settlement. Our staff is committed to helping people injured by defective products receive the compensation necessary to recover from their injuries and move forward with their lives.
How Long Does It Take To Settle A Product Liability Lawsuit?
The length of a product liability lawsuit varies from case to case. How quickly you are able to get through it depends on a variety of factors. The first depends on the extent of your injury. More serious injuries that result in either long-term of permanent disability generally take longer to resolve. This is because it is harder to determine what amount of compensation is appropriate to cover future expenses.
If the injured plaintiff has fully recovered before filing a claim, it will be easier to determine the amount of compensation and thus, reach a quicker settlement. However, you must keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations for how long you have to file a claim. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. This means, from the date of the injury, you have two years to press for civil action before your time limit is up.
Another factor that determines the length of a product liability lawsuit is how quickly your lawyer can prove that the product was defective. This can take a lot of investigating on your lawyer’s part. Your lawyer must gather enough evidence to prove that the average consumer would not have noticed the defectiveness of the product.
With all of this in mind, it may take months, potentially years, to reach a settlement. However, choosing a law firm like Curcio can make sure your case is moving forward at the quickest possible rate.
Contact the Product Liability Lawyers at Curcio Law Offices Today!
If you or a family member has been injured by a defective product, contact the Chicago product liability attorneys at Curcio Law Offices today. Our attorneys have reached millions of dollars in settlements for our product liability cases. We can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call 312-321-1111 to schedule a free consultation today.