Illinois consumers use so many different manufactured products every day, that they have come to take it for granted that such products are safe and free of defects. However, this is not always the case. In fact, even the most innocuous household products and appliances could be extremely dangerous for you and your family if they were negligently manufactured.
A defective household product, like poorly manufactured electric or gas heaters, bad wiring, or defective electrical paneling can result in household fires, serious injuries and even death. When these kinds of accidents happen, and sufficient evidence exists to show that the manufacturer of the product was at fault for the defect due to its negligence, those hurt by the accidents may be able to seek financial restitution in court.
At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, we have seen and represented plaintiffs who have been injured by all manner of household appliances, tools and other kinds of products. Plaintiffs in such lawsuits might seek compensation to pay for their medical care, rehabilitation services, permanent or temporary disabilities, property damages, pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. In some cases, they may also be able to seek money to pay for attorneys’ fees, the cost of court proceedings, interest and punitive damages.
There is one final thing that people injured by defective products should keep in mind. In the state of Illinois, specific time limitations will apply to your ability to file your case, and if you wait too long to file, you could be forever barred from pursuing restitution. Therefore, if you or your loved one have been injured by a dangerous, defective or negligently manufactured home appliance, you should consider your legal options as soon as possible following an accident.