Chicago Dangerous Products Injury Lawyer

Chicago Dangerous Products Injury Lawyer

Attorneys for Injuries Caused By Defective Appliances or Furniture in Illinois

Everyone deserves to be safe when they are at home, and most people expect to be able to use the items they surround themselves with in their daily lives without risking their family's safety. Unfortunately, people often experience injuries from the products they use in their home, and when these injuries are caused by the negligence of product manufacturers, victims may be eligible to receive compensation for their damages.

The product liability lawyers at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC are dedicated to achieving justice for those who have been injured by others' negligence, and we have a record of success in obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. We also work to enhance public safety by advocating for laws and regulations that will ensure that products are safe before they are sold to consumers.

Injuries from Defective Household Items

If you have been injured while using a household product, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages if you can demonstrate that the product contained design or manufacturing defects or if the proper warnings and instructions were not provided to make sure the product is used safely. Some dangerous household items that can cause injuries include:

  • Kitchen and household appliances - Defective stoves, microwaves, toasters, pressure cookers, or crock pots may cause electrocutions or burn injuries. These risks also exist for products such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers, and leaks from these appliances can lead to slip and fall injuries.
  • Heaters and air conditioners - Defective space heaters, furnaces, and other heating devices can cause fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. Window-mounted air conditioning units may also cause injuries if they are installed incorrectly or if the mounting equipment is defective, causing them to fall and strike a person.
  • Electrical devices - Defective wiring in hair dryers, curling irons, electric blankets, lamps, fans, or other devices can cause electrocution or fires.
  • Fire alarms - A smoke alarm that does not function properly can lead to serious burn or smoke inhalation injuries, significant property damage, or wrongful death.
  • Furniture - Beds, shelves, dressers, or other furniture that collapse or tip over can cause injuries such as brain trauma or broken bones.
  • Power tools and landscaping equipment - Tools such as drills, power saws, nail guns, lawnmowers, and weed whackers can be dangerous even when used correctly, and any defects in these products can lead to injuries such as lacerations or amputations. Injuries involving these products are often caused by inadequate instructions or improper warnings about their risks.
  • Cleaning products - Household cleaners may contain toxic chemicals that can cause serious harm if ingested or mixed with other chemicals or products. A manufacturer may be liable for injuries which occurred because of failure to provide the proper warnings or instructions for the proper use of these products.

Contact a Cook County Product Liability Attorney

Many people do not realize the dangers presented by many of the products their family uses on a daily basis. While manufacturers should take steps to make sure their products are safe for use, they often fail to test products properly or fully inform consumers about the potential risks that come with their use. If you have been injured because of a product manufacturer's negligence, our experienced attorneys will work to hold them responsible and ensure that you are fully compensated for the damages your family has suffered. Contact our office by calling 312-605-8800 to arrange your free consultation today.

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