Peoria Personal Injury
Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyers Assisting Peoria Residents
If you have been injured by a dangerous product or someone else's negligence, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit for compensation. Often, manufacturers are large corporations with significantly more resources than a consumer. Similarly, if you have been injured by a doctor or hospital, the defendant may have experienced legal counsel on its side. It is important as a victim to retain an attorney whom you can trust is experienced enough to do a good job with your case. At Moll Law Group, our personal injury attorneys can guide Peoria residents in their pursuit of compensation. Billions of dollars have been recovered in cases in which we have been involved.
To establish strict liability in connection with defective auto parts, food, toys, medical devices, or pharmaceuticals in Illinois, you will need to prove that you were injured as a result of using a dangerous product. You will also need to show that the product was defective in terms of design, manufacturing, or marketing at the time that it left the manufacturer. Although the strict liability rules in this area tend to be helpful for plaintiffs, the defendant may have a number of defenses that it can put forward to challenge your ability to recover the compensation that you need.
For example, a manufacturer may argue that a victim knew of a particular product defect, understood the risk of injury, and still used the product. Drug manufacturers in particular may try to put this forward as a defense if a consumer brings a claim for defective design or failure to warn in connection with a pharmaceutical. The test for this defense is subjective. The court will look at the victim’s age, experience, and understanding, as well as how obvious the defect was, to determine whether the victim assumed the risk. If this argument arises, it may be critical to have an experienced product liability attorney on your side to fight back against the defendant’s allegations.
When a doctor breaches the professional standard of care, and this breach causes you to suffer injuries, we may be able to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf. For example, a doctor who fails to tell a pregnant woman that one of the drugs that she is using carries a known risk of serious birth defects may be liable if the child is born with birth defects.
Nursing Home Abuse
The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act protects residents of any long-term care facility. These include private homes, institutions, and other places that provide nursing for three or more residents not related to the owner. The Act allows a plaintiff who successfully proves their case to recover compensation, injunctions, and attorneys' fees and costs.
Property owners are required to inspect their property to determine whether there are any unsafe conditions that may cause harm to visitors. They must make repairs and issue warnings if they discover a danger. We can bring a premises liability lawsuit if you were injured by a dangerous condition on someone else's property. Among other things, we will need to establish that the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition.
Car accidents are often caused by a driver's negligence or failure to use reasonable care. Our firm may recover compensation if you were harmed because another driver was negligent. This may include medical costs, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, lost wages, and other economic and noneconomic losses.
Exposure to hazardous substances may result in serious illnesses like cancer and mesothelioma. Often, a worker or consumer is exposed to a dangerous substance on a regular basis, but years may pass before an illness develops. For example, many workers have contracted mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure on the job. In Illinois, you have two years from the date that you knew or should have known that you had an asbestos-related disease and that it was caused by your exposure to asbestos products.
Consult a Personal Injury Attorney in Peoria or Surrounding Communities
Many victims can only afford medical care and other injury-related costs if they successfully bring a personal injury or product liability lawsuit. Serving people in Peoria and beyond, the personal injury lawyers at Moll Law Group can provide vigorous legal representation to injured people and their families. Call us at 312-462-1700 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury or product liability attorney.