Products Liability and the Illinois Consumer Protection Statutes

Recently, Newman Boyer & Statham Ltd. successfully negotiated a settlement for an individual who sustained an injury from using a defective table saw. If truly dangerous, table saws or other equipment may be fall under the umbrella of products liability law. Products liability  is an area of civil law designed to compensate individuals who have been harmed by a detective or dangerous product. The onus is on the injured person to prove the product is defective. If you are harmed due to defective manufacturing or a defective product design, you may be able to file a lawsuit against a manufacturer, supplier, retailer or distributor with the help of a Chicago lawyer.

In addition to common law statutes governing products liability, Illinois has state consumer protection laws to help victims of fraud, deception and unfair business practices. Consumer protection statutes are designed to protect consumers who have been sold a product that is defective, and therefore unusable, even if the product did not cause injury. Consumer fraud laws covers unscrupulous businesses engaged in sham operations and companies which misrepresent their products.

If you have been injured by an unsafe product, contact a products liability attorney in Chicago who can review your case and determine which legal avenue to pursue.

Newman Boyer & Statham Ltd. is a law firm dedicated to helping injured individuals in and around Chicago. Use our vast legal knowledge to help with your products liability case.

Choose product liability lawyers in Chicago prepared to help

If you require a personal injury lawyer, look no further than The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. We are a full-service personal injury firm located one block from the Richard J. Daley Center, offering flexible office hours, free initial consultations and a contingency fee-based practice. Home and hospital visits can be arranged. Contact us at 312.443.1998 or online today.

by: David A. Statham

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