The holidays are a popular time for exchanging gifts with family members, co-workers, and friends. Sometimes, however, an otherwise exciting gift turns out to be defective. If you or someone you love receives a defective gift during the holiday season that ends up causing you injuries, you may be entitled to bring a defective product claim – or file a lawsuit – against the manufacturer of the defective product.
The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law can help you pursue a product liability claim against a negligent manufacturer and pursue the monetary recovery that you deserve for your personal injuries. Give us a call today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more about how we could help you with your defective product claim.
Types of Product Defects
Even when a product is being used by a consumer in the intended manner, the product could still malfunction and cause the consumer serious injuries. Injuries that a person may suffer when a defective product malfunctions depend upon the actual merchandise involved and can include:
- Cuts and abrasions
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Burn injuries
There are also many different ways that a product might be defective, including all of the following:
- Manufacturing defects – Where the product was not properly manufactured and arrived to the consumer in the same condition that it was in when it left the manufacturer
- Design defects – When the product was not designed in a proper manner, resulting in the product malfunctioning and causing the consumer to suffer injuries
- Warning defects – Where the product did not contain the proper warnings or where the warnings were not located in a conspicuous place on the product so that a consumer would be able to notice the warnings and appreciate them
Defective Product Statute of Limitations
The State of Illinois has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to defective products that cause injuries. Specifically, a person can file a claim for products liability within two years of the date on which the injured individual acquired the defective product.
The main purpose of statutes of limitation like this one is to prevent evidence from growing stale. If a claim or lawsuit is not filed within the statutory period, then the person who was injured by the defective product will not be allowed to bring a claim or file a lawsuit at any point in the future. An experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer can make sure that any lawsuit you bring is filed in a timely manner and that the proper responsible party or parties are named in the lawsuit.
Call a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Today
The experienced attorneys at Malman Law are ready to help you pursue monetary compensation on your behalf in your product defect claim. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Chicago personal injury lawyer, please call us at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more.