Were You Injured By A Dangerous Product?

When a manufacturer sells a product in the United States, it is legally obligated to ensure that the product is safe for normal use. If you have been injured by a dangerous product, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the product's manufacturer. This lawsuit has the dual purpose of repaying you for your injuries and applying pressure on the manufacturer to remove the dangerous product from the marketplace.

Not all injuries are grounds for legal action, however. In a dangerous product case, it isn't enough to simply be injured while using a product — the law has higher standards than this. In order for a product to be ruled dangerous, the injuries must have been unforeseeable — that is, an average user could not have predicted that the injury would occur during normal use.

This is an important distinction, one that separates manufacturer's negligence from a simple accident. If a manufacturer exposes users to unnecessary and unpredictable danger, injured victims can seek compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the company.

We Are Ready To Protect Your Rights

Our Peoria personal injury lawyers have a great deal of experience helping our clients pursue their dangerous product lawsuits. We have the knowledge and resources required to assist with cases involving a variety of products, including:

  • Medical devices, including faulty hip replacements
  • Defective automobiles
  • Tools and construction implements
  • Entertainment products, including children's toys

Seeking Compensation On Your Behalf

Dangerous product lawsuits generally seek to compensate victims for the losses they have suffered. The amount of compensation a victim is due is often a point of heavy contention; attorneys for the manufacturer often try to deny their company's liability, or otherwise downplay the victim's injuries.

At Schierer & Ritchie, LLC, we work with each client individually to build a full picture of the ways in which an injury has affected his or her life. We know how to document and present this information to the opposition, building a strong case that seeks to fully compensate our client.

If you have been hurt by a dangerous product, contact our Peoria, Illinois, law office. Send us an email, or call us at 309-270-1742 or 800-610-9425. We offer free initial consultations to all clients.