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Companies Can Be Liable Even When You Misuse Their Products

When you buy a product, you expect it to work as advertised. You don’t expect it to injure or possibly kill you. Unfortunately, not all products meet this most basic of expectations. You should contact a products liability lawyer in Indiana to see if you can recover compensation for an injury caused by a defective product.

According to the latest information available, in 2010 approximately 38.5 million Americans sought medical attention for an injury related to a consumer product. Some of the leading causes of injuries were stairs, ramps, bedding, sofas, and sports and exercise equipment. These injuries may occur when products malfunction or break during ordinary use. However, manufacturers can also be held liable when products hurt you when used or misused in a manner that, while not specifically advertised, was foreseeable. Manufacturers are expected to warn of any foreseeable dangers through use of their products.

You might think that it is your fault when you get hurt while using a product for something other than its advertised use, but that is not necessarily the case. Whenever you have been injured by a product, after you get medical attention you should contact a Chicago accident attorney to help you determine whether you are eligible for compensation for your injuries.

The law firm of Theodoros & Rooth has been serving the people of Indiana and Illinois for over 30 years. We offer aggressive representation when you need it most. Your initial legal consultation is free and we handle personal injury cases on contingency-fee basis — meaning you do not pay attorney fees unless compensation is recovered for your losses through a verdict or settlement.