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Product Liability

Illinois Product Liability Lawyer

Assisting Victims of Defective Products

Manufacturers and sellers are liable for injuries caused by their products if those products are unreasonably dangerous or defective. If you or someone you love was injured by a defective product, contact Sam C. Mitchell & Associates for a free and confidential consultation. We can help you seek fair compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Contact us online or call (618) 505-1660 to request a free consultation today.

Types of Product Defects

Generally speaking, a product can be defective in one or more of several ways.

A defect can occur in the product’s:

  • Design
  • Materials
  • Lack of warnings or safety features

For example, a ladder that is unsafe to use at certain angles must contain warnings or instructions as to its use. If it does not contain such information and a person is injured by using it in a foreseeable way, the manufacturer and seller will be liable without proof of any specific negligent action. Likewise, if the ladder was made of material that was not strong enough to hold an average size person, the manufacturer and seller would be liable for injuries caused by its collapse.

Products That Are Commonly Defective

While any product has the capacity to be defective, some products tend to be defective more often than others. Additionally, while many defective products are commonly recalled, you are not barred from seeking damages if you are injured by a recalled product.

Some commonly defective products include:

  • Car tires
  • Airbags
  • Seatbelts
  • Electronic components of motor vehicles
  • ATVs and similar vehicles
  • Agricultural products (herbicides, pesticides, etc.)
  • Cleaning products
  • Electronics
  • Children’s toys
  • Household appliances and products

Holding Product Manufacturers & Distributors Accountable

Those who put products into the stream of commerce impliedly warrant that those products are reasonably safe when put to a foreseeable use. If you are injured due to the failure of a product to perform as expected, or due to the lack of warnings or safety devices, you need a product liability lawyer in Illinois who can gather evidence of a product defect and prove it at trial.

While most personal injury cases settle before trial, the attorneys at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates prepare all of their cases as if they were going to trial. In that way, we are better able to fight for the best possible settlements for our clients. To date, we have recovered more than $200 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Trust Us to Help You with Your Defective Product Claim

When you are injured due to a dangerous and/or defective product, you can count on Sam C. Mitchell & Associates to investigate and explore all of your options.

Contact us today, either through our convenient online form or by calling (618) 505-1660.

Why You Can Trust Us

The Right Firm Can Make the Difference
  • Free Initial Case Evaluations
  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Over 3,700 Cases Handled
  • Committed to Integrity Above All Else
  • Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience

Case Results

Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Auto Accident $45,000

    A West Frankfort, IL woman was involved in a collision on Interstate 57 that caused her vehicle to flip.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • Auto Product Liability Confidential
  • Auto Accident $125,000

    A Mt. Vernon man was traveling on Route 15 when another vehicle pulled out in front of them. Our client suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder, and back.

  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

    House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.

  • Nursing Home Neglect $300,000

    An elderly woman who broke her leg due to a nursing home’s negligent care.

  • Slip & Fall $1,050,000

    Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

  • Pedestrian Accident $650,000

    Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • Workers' Compensation $57,000

    A nurse was injured while working suffering a massive tear to her rotator cuff.

  • Workers' Compensation $100,000

    A woman from Galatia suffered a tear to her Achilles tendon while she was working that required surgery.


Client Testimonials

Hear From People We've Helped
  • “The sincerity that he showed is what separates Mr. Dihle from others I have interacted with. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, knowledgeable lawyer who gets the best for his client.”

    - Nathan
  • “Sam C. Mitchell & Associates handled my case fairly and professionally I was able to put the worry of the legalities and paperwork aside and focus on my rehabilitation after my accident.”

    - Sally
  • “My wife and I hired Mr. Dihle in an accident claim. He has proved very well versed in the law concerning the claim. He and his aid we're always pleasant and helpful in explaining what could and could not be done.”

    - Cathy
  • “Bill explained everything to me and kept me notified of how my case was preceding. Attorney Bill Alexander was very friendly and made my very comfortable.”

    - Keith
  • “They fight for their clients and their rights with passion. Their competitive nature gives them an advantage no one can compare to. On top of all of this, they give back.”

    - Iris