The truth is that using a cell phone was always dangerous, but it is especially irresponsible these days. Too many cars have crashed, too many pedestrians have been struck, and too many motorists have lost their lives for this trend to continue.
Cell phones have been around for a long time now, and the truth is that most Americans have driven a car with a cell phone in their hands at some point in their lives.
And yet it continues anyway. Chicagoans know better by now, but as anyone who’s ridden down the road in the last week or so knows, texting while driving is alive and well.
As Chicago auto accident attorneys, we want to take a moment to urge Windy City drivers to reconsider their actions. And at the same time, we want to let the victims of cell phone injury know that you have rights under Chicago personal injury law — including the right to financial compensation, which we will fight to maximize.
It depends, really. The key question to ask is whether you were using the product in a way that the manufacturer meant for the product to be used. If you were using the scissors as a screwdriver and they slipped out of your hand and cut you, then you may not have a product liability claim. This is because the manufacturer did not intend for you to use the scissors as a screwdriver. On the other hand, if you are cutting fabric with the scissors and they come apart because of some defect, causing you injury, then you may have a product liability claim. Basically, your claim will come down to these four elements:
If you have been injured by a consumer product, it’s important that you seek the advice of a skilled product liability lawyer to help you determine your rights. Our Chicago product liability attorneys have the experience to understand what does and does not constitute a liability claim.
In Illinois, an injured person can sue anyone in the product’s chain of distribution. This can include:
Product liability lawsuits can be quite complex. The product liability attorneys at Malman Law have the experience, skills, and resources to navigate the complexities of these types of lawsuits.
Product liability claims are no laughing matter. Everyday people are seriously injured – and sometimes killed – by products that they use on a daily basis. It is critical to understand your rights under the law. You may be compensated for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more. Our dedicated products liability lawyers at Malman Law enlist top experts to assess the extent of your case, and we have a proven track record of success in evaluating complex product liability claims.
While some people may scoff at products liability lawsuits, the fact of the matter is that the manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of consumer products have a responsibility to make sure that the products that they sell are safe for people to use. If a person is injured or killed by using an unsafe product, the one who made that product available to him or her must be held responsible. Holding those companies and individuals responsible for their products makes the world a safer place.
Our goal at Malman Law is to provide competent, thorough representation to people injured by defective or unsafe products to obtain the maximum recovery possible. Our products liability attorneys will skillfully navigate the complexities of your particular case and guide you through the process.
2 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
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim