CHICAGO PRODUCT LIABILITY ATTORNEYS
Trusted attorneys with decades of product liability experience.
Product liability lawsuits can cover any number of defective objects — from infant sleepers and faulty airbags to construction equipment and workplace machinery. Consumers and workers expect the products they use on a daily basis to have been thoroughly inspected and rigorously tested before being released to the market. When companies fail, people can suffer catastrophic injuries or death. At Cavanagh Law Group, our attorneys have a long history of winning multimillion-dollar victories for clients. We prove liability by retaining top experts in the fields of manufacturing, design and medicine. Our team conducts exhaustive research that proves products were defective or manufacturers were negligent.
In 2018, Cavanagh Law Group obtained a $5 million settlement for a man whose hand was amputated by an industrial machine at work. The machine didn’t properly safeguard the blades, and there weren’t significant warnings to prevent injury. In 2015, the firm obtained a $3 million wrongful death settlement for the family of a 26-year-old man who was killed when he became entangled in an industrial machine.
MOTOR VEHICLE DEFECTS
While many motor vehicle accidents are caused by negligence and bad weather, product defects often play a role. Every year, drivers and passengers across the U.S. are seriously injured or killed by seatbelt failures, faulty brakes, tire tread separation, roll bar failures, airbag failures, tire failures and equipment defects. People who are victims of a vehicle’s poor manufacture, design or maintenance can seek damages through product liability lawsuits. At Cavanagh Law Group, our attorneys are well versed in every field of motor vehicle injury law — including cases related to cars, SUVs, motorcycles, vans, trucks and semi-trucks. We prove companies are liable for defective designs, manufacturing and assembly.
Drug recalls have become increasingly common across the U.S. in recent years. Impurities linked to cancer were found in both over-the-counter heartburn medication and common blood pressure prescription drugs. When medication doesn’t meet standards, patients can suffer imbalances that lead to lasting physical and psychological trauma — including mood disruptions, brain injuries, heart attacks and death. With a rush to get products to market, many pharmaceutical companies lose sight of safety and exhaustive testing standards. Cavanagh Law Group holds manufacturers accountable through product liability lawsuits. Whether clients have experienced an allergic reaction to heparin or a heart attack due to Yaz birth control, our team’s aggressive representation and extensive network of medical experts and forensic specialists gets results.
About Cavanagh Law Group
Cavanagh Law Group has obtained more than $650 million in verdicts and settlements in Illinois and across the United States. Our veteran trial attorneys are aggressive advocates who practice every facet of personal injury law and take on cases of all sizes. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay anything unless we win. At Cavanagh Law Group, we pride ourselves on attentive customer service and being there for families in their times of need. Our well respected, award-winning attorneys are available 24/7 for your questions and concerns. To schedule a free case evaluation, call 312-425-1900.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I was involved in a car accident?
Call the police immediately and file a police report. Even if the damage was minor, it is essential to document what happened with a law enforcement agency. Take photos at the scene.
Never admit fault. Your testimony could be used against you at a later date. While you are required to speak to police, there is no obligation to talk to another person’s attorney or insurance company. Avoid providing written or oral statements.
Report the accident to your own insurance company as soon as possible — but don’t admit fault. Many insurance companies have rules requiring policyholders to report crashes within a certain timeframe. Check your policy to ensure you don’t miss any deadlines.
Visit a doctor as soon as possible after the crash. Whether you’re filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, it is imperative that a medical professional documents your injuries.
Hire an attorney. Cavanagh Law Group’s team of veteran trial attorneys will help you obtain maximum benefits through meticulous research, proven strategy and expert testimony.
Can I still receive compensation if I was partially at fault?
Yes. Illinois has comparative negligence laws, which allow injured parties to have some degree of fault in an accident and still recover reduced damages. The amount of money recovered may be proportional to the degree to which a person is at fault. Insurance companies make determinations following interviews with witnesses and involved parties and a thorough review of the accident report.
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
Under Illinois law, people have two years from the date of an accident to file a lawsuit in civil court. That timeframe drops to one year if the claim is against a municipal government, such as a city or county.