Products Liability

Helping workers and consumers injured by defective products

Product designers, manufacturers, marketers, and sellers all have a legal responsibility to ensure that the products they put on the market—from tiny nutritional supplements to heavy construction equipment—are safe to use. When a product harms a worker or consumer because of a defect or misrepresentation, these companies are legally responsible for damages.  The Womick Law Firm CHTD is prepared to help when you have been injured by a product.

Illinois products liability rules

If you have been injured using a product, the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the product may be held responsible and required to pay you monetary damages under state liability laws. Under Illinois law, we need to prove that:

  • The product was defective or inadequate warning labels or instructions were provided, which made use of the product unreasonably dangerous
  • You used the product the way it was supposed to be used
  • The defect caused your injury
  • You suffered injury

Call the office in Carbondale at 1-800-598-2440 or contact the Womick Law Firm online for help in determining if these conditions can be met in your case.

The stakes are high

When you pursue a products liability case, there are many types of damages you can recover.  You can be compensated for the cost of medical care (present and future), lost wages, physical pain and suffering, and mental suffering.

Because large damage awards and substantial future sales and profits are at stake for manufacturers and sellers of dangerous or defective products, these cases are often vigorously defended by the responsible companies.  This in turn raises the costs required to get to successful settlement or litigation of these claims—sometimes beyond the current means of the injured person.  When the Womick Law Firm accepts your accepts your product liability case, it is on a contingency basis.  You owe nothing until a settlement or verdict in your favor is obtained.

Discuss the merits of your products liability case with the lawyers of Womick Law Firm CHTD.  Call the firm in Carbondale at 1-800-598-2440 or contact the Womick Law Firm online for immediate evaluation of your case.