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Product Liability

Product Liability Lawyers in Illinois

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
  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

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

  • Auto Accident $9,000,000

    Auto accident involving permanent injury to a mother and her unborn child.

  • Auto Accident $2,500,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - A box truck pulled out in front of our client’s vehicle, resulting in a T-bone crash. Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck and left shoulder.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • 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.

  • Auto Accident $875,000

    Client was stopped at a red light in O'Fallon when another vehicle failed to stop rear-ending our client. He sustained injuries to his neck, low back and leg.

  • Auto Accident $750,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - Jury verdict in favor of our client who was injured in an intersection crash in Herrin, IL. Before the trial, the defendant’s insurance company withdrew all settlement offers and offered our client $0. Justice was served with a trial verdict of $750,000.

  • 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.

  • Auto Accident $600,000

    A woman was violently rear-ended in Marion, IL and sustained injuries to both of her knees from striking the dashboard and an injury to her foot.

  • Auto Accident $375,000

    A woman sustained injuries to her neck, back, right hip, and left knee after being involved in a T-bone collision.

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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
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