Pursuing A Defective Product Claim

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Law Services

If you or a family member have been injured or experienced damages as a consequence of product failure, you may have a defective products claim. There are hundreds of examples but invariably they fall into one of three categories:

   *   The design was defective
   *   There was a manufacturing defect, or
   *   The product was sold without adequate warnings of the potential hazard

If you are of the opinion that you have a valid claim you need to consult with a seasoned defective products attorney in Chicago. The attorney will be in a position to validate the claim and develop a strategy to sue the responsible party. Responsible parties can be anyone from a private individual, to corporations to government agencies.

The legal basis for seeking compensation:

In a defective products case your attorney will be looking for evidence of negligence, breach of warranty or misrepresentation of the product. If the law suit is based on negligence you will have to provide proof of the following:

   *   The manufacturer owed you a duty
   *   This duty owed you was breached
   *   The injury is a direct result of this breach
   *   The injury was caused by this breach of duty, and
   *   You suffered damages as a result of the implied negligent act

If your claim is based on misrepresentation you have to prove that harm was caused by your reliance on incorrect or misleading information provided by the manufacturer. In the event the faulty product was under warranty you can also claim for breach of either an express or implied warranty.

Actual damages:

When evaluating a defective products claim the crux is what type of damage and how much damage you suffered. Before you approach a defective products attorney in Chicago you should evaluate the damages, if your injuries and financial loss are minor it may not make a great deal of sense to pursue legal action. However, if you did suffer considerable injuries and loss then by all means you should bring the case to an experienced defective products attorney in Chicago.

If you have been injured or experienced significant financial loss as an outcome of a defective or dangerous product then you need to seek help from a seasoned defective products attorney in Chicago. You are invited to contact the Zimmerman Law Offices.

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