Product Liability Attorneys
Whenever we purchase a product, whether it be a baby stroller or a car, we have an expectation that it is going to be safe. There are even safety laws that product manufacturers must comply with in order to sell their products. The Joliet product liability lawyers at Zayed Law Offices should be your first contact in the event of a product injury.
What happens when goods and services fail to meet legal standards and cause injury or even death? At Zayed Law Offices, we pursue justice on behalf of men, women and children who have been seriously injured by defective or dangerous products.
This firm also represents clients who have suffered a workplace injury as a result of unguarded machinery or other unsafe work conditions, including defective construction equipment.
Our principal attorney takes pride in knowing that he is not only helping individuals harmed through no fault of their own, but that he is also helping to stop future harm from bad products.
We Do What It Takes to Make Things Right
We are willing to do what it takes to investigate the events leading up to your accident. This means that we will hire the experts necessary to review product design, including engineers, designers, architects and contractors. We will track down witnesses and interview those whose testimony may have bearing in your case. In short, we will do everything possible to build a strong case to help you obtain the compensation for medical expenses as well as pain and suffering.
Zayed Law Offices was founded in 2009 with a singular mission to help level the playing field between injured individuals and organized money, i.e. corporations and insurance companies. In the harmful products arena, there is an absolute disparity between the individual and the large corporations who disseminate dangerous product. People are injured every day in Illinois and across the United States because of the negligence of product manufacturers and dangerous drug manufacturers. At Zayed Law Offices, we take great pride in representing people against large corporations, and we have an emphasis on our harmful products practice area. Our legal team consists of skilled, dedicated and experience trial advocates who will provide compassionate representation as we hold responsible parties to justice.
Dangerous Drugs and Defective Devices Lawyers
Our attorneys handle products liability, product defect, and dangerous drug cases. Sometimes the terms products liability/product defect are used as an umbrella term. But it is also specific term of art referring to cases involving design defects, manufacturing defects, or marketing defects in products. The definition of “product” is broad and includes, but is not limited to, products liability claims involve asbestos, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other health products, and motor vehicles.
Legal Basis for Harmful Product Cases
Our attorneys receive hundreds or even thousands of product liability case inquiries every year. Sometimes people have experienced a bad result that is not necessarily a product liability case. In order to bring a valid harmful product case, we typically use three key legal causes of action: Strict Liability, Breach of Warranty and/or Negligence.
Strict Liability claims allow attorneys and injured parties to proceed without having to prove a particular act on the part of the seller or manufacturer, although it still must be proven that the product was defective. Instead, your lawyer must prove that the product was defective at the time it left the control of the seller. The general elements of a strict liability products case include:
- The product was in defective condition at the time it left the possession of the seller or manufacturer;
- The product was unreasonably dangerous; and
- The product caused injuries.
Breach of warranty cases typically involve a failure to properly want consumers of various known risks. And, last but not least, harmful products cases relying on ordinary negligence are involve a failure to do what an ordinary, reasonable manufacturer should have done.
The Harmful Products Team at Zayed Law Offices
If you or someone you love has been killed or injured using a drug or product, our product defect lawyers will initiate an investigation to determine the merits of your case. In most cases, we have already performed the initial investigation necessary to evaluate your case. This is partially because of the volume of cases we see and also because the attorneys at Zayed Law Offices have years of experience handling harmful product cases. We take both individual and mass tort cases that are consolidated into an MDL or a Multi District Litigation. If you want to discuss your case with one of our attorneys or get information on a particular MDL, contact us for a free evaluation.
Manufacturers of goods like food, medicine, and consumer goods are expected to put their products into the stream of commerce with customer safety in mind. When companies fail to prevent defective products from entering the market, they are responsible for compensating consumers for their losses
Retaining an experienced product liability attorney will provide you with the best opportunity for recovering under a theory of product liability. These cases can be highly complex and costly. Moreover, you will need to hire an attorney to marshal an array of experts to analyze the specifics of your case.
Expert witnesses are the lynch pin of any successful product liability claim. Experts are needed to deconstruct the history of any given product and determine what may have been wrong. It is important to contact an attorney who has a network of experts who can readily deconstruct the injury causing product.
The research and expertise of scientists, experts, and engineers will play a crucial role in determining whether a product is safe. If you suspect you have been injured because of a defective car or product, you should consult a product liability attorney as soon as possible.
The window of time in which you can file a claim for product liability is generally within 2 years from the time of the injury. You should consult an experienced injury attorney about the nuances of product liability law if you suspect you have been injured.
There are three types of product liability claims, those based on design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects. Design defects include flaws in the actual design of a product. Manufacturing defects include negligence in manufacturing. And marketing defects include flaws in the wording of the label or instructions on the product.