Signs You Purchased a Defective Product

Posted on December 5th, 2018 by Tom Zimmerman

Purchasing a product that has inherent defects is not only extremely frustrating, but it can also be dangerous to the consumer. If you purchase a defective product, it is important that you contact a consumer rights attorney in Chicago. In order to win your case, there are certain things that you need to prove in court. Here are some elements crucial to proving that you purchased and were injured by a defective product:

  • You suffered losses, or you were injured due to the product.
  • The product is inherently defective.
  • You were injured due to the defect.
  • You were using the product as it was intended to be used.

Examples of Defects

There are different types of liability claims that you can bring. One example is a manufacturing error, such as a small crack in a tea kettle that caused you to get burns. A design defect is another example. This is a little more difficult to prove because you will have to demonstrate that the danger from the design was unreasonable. However, keep in mind that just because a product is dangerous in certain ways does not guarantee you have a defective product lawsuit.

Were You Warned?

You should be warned of products that are dangerous. It is important that the dangerous product informs you of its dangerous nature. This often comes in the form of a “caution” sticker or some other type of disclosure.

Contact Our Consumer Rights Attorney in Chicago

If you have purchased a defective product and you were injured because of it, contact the Zimmerman Law Offices today!

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