Personal Injury Attorney For Defective Consumer Products And Recalls
As a consumer, you probably don’t often worry about the products you buy becoming a danger — you trust that companies that manufacture and sell products will ensure a product’s safety before it hits the shelves. Unfortunately, many people are seriously injured every year by dangerous or unsafe products due to a defect in its design, an inadequate warning label or problems with manufacturing.
At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., in Peoria, Illinois, our dedicated lawyers have the experience that’s necessary to win complex defective consumer product cases. Since 1962, our staff has utilized their experience as litigators to negotiate favorable settlements — or go to trial — to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
What Are The Type Of Product Defect Claims?
One of the most important parts of a defective product claim is determining the liability. In the state of Illinois, there are three types of liability that can be used for product defect claims:
- Negligence: Negligence can be used in defective product cases if the retailer, manufacturer, distributor or any other party that was involved in selling the product failed to warn consumers about a defect that could cause damage
- Strict liability: This theory of liability can be used if the defective product that was sold or leased had the expectations to cause injury
- Breach of warranty: When a product does not do what it was designated to do, you may have a case of negligence due to breach of warranty
Our experienced attorneys can help you determine what type of product claim will best fit your situation, as well as deal with the manufacturers and their lawyers on your behalf. Our litigators are experienced and ready to take your case as far as necessary to get you the results you deserve.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Product Defect Claims?
In the state of Illinois, consumers are expected to file their lawsuit for a product defect or recall injury in a timely manner. For claims regarding a personal injury, you have two years to file a suit for damages. Time is of the essence, so it is important to contact legal counsel as soon as your injury occurs.
If you are injured due to a defective product or recall, call our experienced lawyers at 309-673-5144, or contact us online today for dedicated legal help in obtaining the best outcome for your injury claim.