Product Liability in Illinois is an important legal concept that can have a major impact on the safety of consumers. When a product is deemed to be defective, the company that manufactured or sold it can be held liable for any injuries or property damage caused by the product.
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What is Product Liability?
In Illinois, the law states that any person or company that “manufactures, assembles, installs, sells, distributes, or supplies a product” can be held liable for any injuries or property damage caused by that product. In Illinois, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of the product to ensure that their product is safe and free from defects. If a product is found to be defective, the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of that product may be held responsible for any injuries or property damage caused by the defect. This is true even if the manufacturer, distributor, or seller did not know about the defect at the time of sale.
Can the Manufacturer be at Fault?
In some cases with the state of Illinois, the manufacturer of a product may also be held liable for any injuries or property damage caused by a defect even if the defect was not caused by the manufacturer’s negligence. This may be the case if the manufacturer knew or should have known about the defect but failed to take appropriate steps to correct it.
In addition to the manufacturer, other parties may also be held liable for product liability in Illinois. This includes suppliers, distributors, retailers, and even the designers of the product. Any of these parties may be held liable if they failed to exercise reasonable care in making sure that the product was safe and free from defects.
Are you Looking for an Attorney to Help with a Product Liability Lawsuit?
Ultimately, it is important to remember that product liability in Illinois is a complex legal matter. If you have been injured or have suffered property damage due to a defective product, you should reach out to our team at Heller, Trakhtman & Associates. We have over 75 years of experience in the state of Illinois and are equipped to handle any case under product liability. You can click here today to schedule a free consultation. Otherwise you can give us a call at 847-929-9624.
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