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.
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:
- 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
- Electronic components of motor vehicles
- ATVs and similar vehicles
- Agricultural products (herbicides, pesticides, etc.)
- Cleaning products
- 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.
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
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.
Trucking Accident $2,500,000
Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.
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.
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 920,000
A man was sheading south on RT 45 in Saline County when TT slowed to make a turn and was rear-ended. Our client suffered injuries to his neck and shoulders. Justice was served for our client.
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.