The Importance of Understanding Product Liability Law
Product liability refers to the legal responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers for any injuries or damages caused by their products. In Illinois, as in many other states, the statute of limitations is a crucial aspect to consider when filing a product liability claim.
At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we specialize in providing legal counsel for product liability cases in Illinois. With years of experience and a team of dedicated attorneys, we are committed to helping our clients navigate through the complexities of product liability law.
Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Illinois
The statute of limitations sets a time limit within which an individual can bring a legal action. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for product liability cases varies depending on the type of claim and the nature of the injuries sustained.
Strict Liability Claims
In cases where strict liability applies, a claim can be filed within two years from the date the plaintiff knew or should have known about the injury. Strict liability applies when a product is defective, and the defect causes harm to the consumer, regardless of negligence or intent.
If the product liability claim is based on negligence, the statute of limitations is typically two years from the date of the injury. Negligence claims require proving that the liable party failed to exercise reasonable care, resulting in injuries or damages.
Breach of Warranty Claims
For claims based on breach of warranty, the statute of limitations in Illinois is generally four years. Breach of warranty claims arise when a product fails to meet the promises or expectations of the manufacturer or seller, leading to harm or damages.
Why It's Important to Act Promptly
It is crucial to understand that the statute of limitations sets a strict deadline for filing a product liability claim. Failing to initiate legal proceedings within this timeframe may result in your claim being dismissed by the court.
Moreover, waiting too long to take legal action can also impact the strength of your case. Memories fade, evidence may be lost, and witnesses may become unavailable. Therefore, it is strongly advised to consult with an experienced product liability attorney as soon as you suspect or discover injuries resulting from a defective product.
Consult with an Experienced Product Liability Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective product in Illinois, the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr is here to help. Our team of skilled attorneys specializes in product liability law and has a successful track record in obtaining compensation for our clients.
We understand the complexities of product liability cases and the importance of timely action. Our attorneys will investigate the circumstances surrounding your injuries, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. We will fight for your rights and seek fair compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Contact the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr today to schedule a free consultation. Let us help you navigate the intricate world of product liability law in Illinois to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.