Faulty Truck Design
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Chicago Truck Accidents Due to Faulty Truck Design

Not all truck accidents are caused by the misconduct of a driver. Sometimes it is the vehicle itself that it the problem – faulty brakes, for example. Products liability law is designed to compensate people who are injured by a defective product, including vehicle components. You don’t have to own the product to recover for an injury it causes you.

Products Liability Law in Chicago

In Chicago, products liability claims are based on Illinois products liability law. A products liability claim can be asserted against a manufacturer or distributor of a defective product – basically, anyone in the product’s chain of distribution. To win, you must show that the product was defective and unreasonably dangerous, and that the defect caused you injury. A design defect is one of the three types of defects that can trigger liability under products liability law. If you suspect a design defect in a vehicle component, you can proceed under either a negligence or a strict liability theory of liability. Strict liability is generally preferable.

Malman Law Understands Products Liability Claims

Here at Malman Law, we have been practicing personal injury law all day, every day, for nearly a quarter of a century – including many, many truck accident and product liability cases. In that time we have served over 15,000 personal injury clients, enough to populate a small town.

  • 95 percent of our clients have won their cases.
  • Only about 1 in 20 of our clients have faced trial, the rest receive private settlements.
  • Our clients have won over $200,000,000 altogether.

A Word from a Former Client

“Two years ago, I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet.” – Malman Law Client

Practice Areas Related to Truck Accidents

The following are some examples of truck accident claims that we frequently handle:

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