Located in the northeast corner of upper Illinois along Lake Michigan, Lake County is populated with more than 7000 residents. Counties adjacent to Lake County include McHenry, Cook, Berrien, Van Buren, Allegan and Kenosha counties.
Lake County is known for its beautiful natural amenities including Chain O’Lakes State Park, Volo Bog State Natural Area, North Point Marina and Illinois Beach State Park. In addition to Lake Michigan, there are nearly a hundred more lakes within the county limits. Along with visiting its state parks and beautiful lakes, many people come to the county to enjoy Six Flags Great America (Gurnee). Other attractions include the Ravinia Festival (Highland Park) along with Genesee Theater, Clockwise Theater and ArtWauk in Waukegan.
Major cities in the county include Waukegan, Park City, North Chicago, Lake Forest, Highland Park and Zion. Visitors and residents have easy access to the Chicago Metropolitan area and northward into southern Wisconsin along Interstate 94 and numerous state and federal routes.
Hiring Lake County Personal Injury Lawyers
Like most large metropolitan areas in the U.S., Lake County Illinois has a high number of residents injured by defective products every year. Often times, individuals are injured by items used each day for numerous tasks. As a result, injured victims will hire Lake County personal injury lawyers to file a lawsuit or claim for financial compensation against the manufacturer, distributor, supplier or retailer of the defective product.
Products can be defective for a variety of reasons. Common causes for defects occur during different phases of bringing the product to market including during its design, development, manufacturing, packaging, distribution and supplying the item to the retailer. In many situations, a personal injury attorney will file a claim for recompense against manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers that have a direct link to the injured victim.
Because of Illinois tort law, seeking compensation for defective products can be complicated. In fact, it is up to the victim or their legal representative to prove which parties are at fault for the injuries. As an example, a skilled attorney might be able to show how an electronic component electrical system shorted to create a fire, or dangerous toxins were released into the air causing significant health hazards to the victim. Vehicles might have a defective design, which causes brakes to fail, creating an accident.
By proving negligence, the attorney can demand recompense to be paid to the victim by every party at fault for their injuries.
Defects are common in a variety of products used by consumers in Lake County, Illinois. Some of these products include:
- Malfunctioning construction equipment
- Electrical wiring
- Medical equipment and devices
- Automotive tires, braking systems and steering mechanisms
- Defective helmets used by motorcyclists and bicyclists
- Defective hydraulic lines used in elevators and heavy equipment
- Approved prescription drugs brought to the market after minimal clinical studies
Many large corporations with millions of dollars on the line will hire teams of attorneys to fight against consumers injured by their products. Typically, the only way a victim can be assured of receiving adequate recompense is to hire skilled Lake County personal injury attorneys who specialize in defective product cases.
The valuable resources offered through the Chicago Injury Center website assist victims injured by defective products. We provide instant access to the best legal minds in Lake County. Our personal injury attorneys can build a solid case to prove how the negligence of others caused the injury. In addition, our attorneys can show how the manufacturer, designer, developer, distributor and/or retailer of the product breached their warranty when selling an item that did not live up to its promise of safety or when the item was sold through misrepresentation.
Contact our Lake County personal injury attorneys at today. We accept defective product personal injury cases on contingency. Our legal services are paid only through a jury award or when we negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you.