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Defective Products

Chicago Defective Product Lawyers

A Negligent Corporation May be Responsible for Your Injuries

A product is labeled “defective” if it is unreasonably dangerous for consumers when used as intended. Defective products are governed by product liability laws, which give consumers the right to seek compensation for injury or property damage resulting from that faulty product. Product liability cases can include anything from a defective automobile to an insufficient warning on a medication.

At Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., we believe that no consumer should be injured by a product. To us, your personal injury lawsuit is not just about money, it is about holding the responsible party liable. Our Chicago defective product lawyers want you to heal quickly without stressing over your medical bills.

If you are interested in speaking with us, call (312) 313-2888 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

Potentially Responsible Parties

Each year, thousands of American consumers are injured because of dangerous or defective products. Manufacturers are required to take the appropriate safety measures to ensure that their product does not cause consumers harm.

A product liability suit can be filed against those who are responsible for introducing a dangerous product into the marketplace, including the manufacturer, the marketer, and independent firms who were hired to test the safety of a product.

Types of Product Liability Cases

There are three basic types of product liability cases for defective products that can involve:

  • Design defects: If a product’s original design is flawed, an entire line of products can be dangerous and cause potential harm to consumers. If a product designer fails to add necessary safety features or makes an oversight that causes injury, that person should be held accountable.
  • Manufacturing defects: This defect typically occurs when a product is designed properly, but there is some type of negligence during the manufacturing stage that leads to an unsafe product. If a manufacturer used cheap parts to save money and the product (such as a seatbelt) fails to work properly and you are hurt, the manufacturer should be held responsible. Some of these defects are the result of cutting corners, while others may be honest mistakes that occur in the production process.
  • Failure to warn, insufficient warnings, or defective instructions: When a product does not contain the appropriate warning labels, it could result in serious injury. For example, if the side effects associated with a certain medication are not included or the danger of mixing one pharmaceutical with another is left off the packaging, the result could be tragic. If an insufficient warning prevented you from using the product in a safe manner, the person or entity responsible should be held liable for your injuries. Sometimes, unclear instructions can also make a product dangerous when a reasonable interpretation of instructions leads to the product being used in an unsafe manner.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today

Calling the Walner Law Group will not cost you a penny. We will review your case for free and let you know how to move forward with your claim. If you live in the Chicago area and have been injured by a defective product, please contact our Chicago defective product lawyers today to learn more. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means you pay no fee unless we win your case.

Send us a message or call (312) 313-2888 to speak with our attorneys during a free consultation.

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There Is No Substitute for Results
  • Loss of Legs in a Conveyor Belt Accident $23.5 Million
  • Wrongful Death of a Mom with 4-Year-Old Child $11 Million
  • Loss of Foot After Cement Truck Accident $10 Million
  • Severe Brain Injury from Unmarked Dump Truck 7 Figures

    Verdict against a utility company and a municipality for leaving a dumpster on the street without any reflectors or lights, causing the client’s vehicle to strike the dumpster and our client to sustain a severe brain injury.

  • Wrongful Death in Swimming Pool Accident 7 Figures

    Swimming pool accident causing the death of a 12-year-old child.

  • Mass Tort Against Municipality & Chemical Company 7 Figures

    Lead counsel in a mass tort action against a municipality and a chemical company.

  • Wrongful Death from a Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000
  • Motor Vehicle Accident: Neck, Back, Shoulder, Leg & Arm Injury $170,000
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WHY HIRE HARVEY L. WALNER & ASSOCIATES?

How We Make the Difference for Our Clients
  • Experience on Your Side

    Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.

  • Thousands of Clients Helped

    Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.

  • A Proven Record of Results

    Our firm has recovered over $100 millions for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.

  • Client-Focused Approach

    We are committed to treating all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, regardless of their potential case value.

  • An Extensive Network of Support

    Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People
  • “Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”

    - Monica
  • “I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”

    - Denise
  • “This law firm was very responsive to my needs and very empathetic about my injury.”

    - Kyle