Recovering Damages & Illinois Product Liability Statute Of Limitations

Being injured by a product requires quick action. It’s important to seek medical attention without delay. Not only can timely medical help allow you the best opportunity to heal, but it can also make your case appear more genuine in court as you seek compensation. Be sure to contact a knowledgeable product liability attorney as soon as possible.

Illinois statute of limitations law will not allow for you to seek compensation once two years have passed since your defective product injury. This law is meant to protect defendants from claims regarding details that occurred many years ago. Exceptions to this rule include harm that you could not reasonably be expected to notice until recently. For example, a defective product may have injured you due to toxic substances, but the harm may have taken many years to notice.

Calling your attorney without delay is essential to recovering damages. It can take time to investigate all of the details. In addition to studying your injuries, we will carefully review all the evidence regarding the product that may have caused you harm. This may include consulting with other attorneys who have similar cases and finding expert witnesses who can help prove the culpability of the product designer or manufacturer.

The possible financial compensation that you may recover includes:

  • Medical bills – Your injury may require extensive medical attention and even costly surgeries. Furthermore, you may need future operations and counseling.
  • Lost wages – Many injured parties cannot return to work for a long time. Your attorney can help you recover damages for lost future earning potential due to your injuries.
  • Pain, suffering, and disfigurement – Compensation can be awarded to you for the terrible suffering you and your family experienced due to your product related accident. This can also include damages for permanent physical disfigurement.
  • Punitive damages – These are in addition to those for calculable things such as medical bills and pain and suffering. Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligent party if it was found that they acted with particular recklessness or malice.

Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Can Help 

Every year thousands of people in Illinois are hurt by products that do not work as intended. These incidents result in terrible accidents on the road, in the workplace, or even in your own home. Do not wait around. Call a skilled Illinois product liability lawyer now. Your case might be highly technical, requiring extensive research and negotiations. Given our state’s statute of limitations law, it is strongly advised that you seek skilled legal counsel without delay.

At Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we understand that each case is unique, what’s necessary to obtain the maximum financial recovery possible, and how to hold those responsible accountable for their negligence. If your life was turned upside down after a defective product injury, let us handle things for you.

Contact us to speak with an experienced Illinois product liability lawyer today. Call us at (217) 528-9955 or submit the details online. We offer free, initial consults and won’t be paid unless you recover compensation.