- when you purchased/came into possession of the product;
- the warranty on the product; and
- when the injury was actually discovered.
In order to understand how these statutes of limitations apply to your product liability case, you should seek the counsel of a Chicago product liability attorney.Overview of Product LiabilityProduct liability law, which covers accidents involving dangerous or defective products, is often very complicated. Part of such a claim will involve identifying the type of liability involved and the responsible party or parties. With defective product claims, there can be more than one liable party, such as the designer, manufacturer retailer or marketer. There are basically 3 types of liability that may be used in an Illinois product liability claim:
- Strict liability – applies to defective products that are sold or leased and may have an expectation to cause injury.
- Breach of warranty – breach of an implied warranty and/or breach of an express warranty, which means that the product did not do what it was designated to do.
- Negligence – negligence applies to the manufacturer, distributor, retailer or others involved in the making or selling of the product. This could cover claims where there was a manufacturing defect or a failure to warn consumers about the product’s dangers.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a defective product, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries and related expenses in an Illinois product liability claim.A Chicago product liability attorney can evaluate your case to determine if your injuries may have been the result of strict liability, breach of warranty or negligence on behalf of a manufacturer or any other party involved in the process of the defective product. Because of the unique and complicated circumstances surrounding each case, an experienced attorney can work with you to file your claim within the statute of limitations. Additionally, a Chicago product liability attorney can explain your legal options and what steps you need to take next in order to protect your rights.Hiring a Chicago Product Liability AttorneyThe Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have tried many cases like yours and understand Illinois product liability laws and how they can apply to your case. For a free case evaluation and help preparing your evidence contact us today – 312-263-1080.