Defective Products

When industrial machines and consumer products fail to function properly and safely, the results can be devastating.  Injuries from defective products can be serious and often life-threatening.  Manufacturers have a responsibility to create products that are safe and free from defects.  However, thousands of products are placed on the market every year that are later found to be dangerous and defective.  If you have been injured by a defective industrial machine or consumer product, you may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible, which is the area of law known as product liability.

Richard F. Mallen & Associates, Ltd. today at (312) 346-0500 or (800) 346-0510 for legal advice regarding your Illinois defective product case.

Our lawyers who handle unsafe product cases are experienced in investigating and preparing industrial machine and consumer product cases.  We work on defective product cases that involve: 
  • Electrical and electrocution injuries
  • Unguarded moving machine parts
  • Machinery that has malfunctioned, such as punch presses, injection molding machines, foam grinders, industrial garbage compacters, slitting machines and printing presses
  • Electrical switch gear that has failed and exploded
  • Improperly designed structures
  • Unsafe swimming pools
  • Dangerous stairs and stairways
  • Unsafe loads and slings
  • Zip lines on a challenge course without fall protection
  • Bolt and fastener failures
  • Tractor or equipment rollover
  • Metal failure or material fatigue
  • Shipping containers that failed
  • Cocoa bean roaster that exploded
  • Chemical or gas exposure

After an accident caused by an industrial product, it is sometimes difficult to determine if the product itself was defective or if there was some other cause.  If you have been hurt by a defective or unsafe product, keep it, all broken parts and all packaging materials and give them to your lawyer.  The product liability attorneys at Richard F. Mallen & Associates have over 60 years of combined experience representing victims who have been hurt by defective products in Illinois.  Richard Mallen is the only Chicago lawyer with an engineering license who has represented the injured for 28 years.  When it comes to product liability cases, a background in engineering is essential, as there are technical issues that need to be investigated.  Mr. Mallen's background in engineering provides a substantial advantage when negotiating with manufacturers and insurance companies.  He also has farming experience and understands how farming equipment should operate. 

While Richard F. Mallen & Associates prepares every case for trial we understand that not every case will go to trial.  We provide mediation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution for those cases.

We are Experienced Lawyers who handle defective product cases with Proven Results

There are many different types of defective industrial products and machines and we have the background, experience and knowledge to help you win your product liability case.  We are able to examine the evidence to determine if there was a manufacturing flaw, design defect or if the manufacturer failed to warn of a known danger.  If the manufacturer is responsible, we will work hard to obtain compensation for your injuries that resulted from the defective product.

Our law firm is located in downtown Chicago, but as our client, you will not have to face the downtown hassle.  We will supply free parking for your initial visit and if necessary, will make other transportation arrangements.  If you cannot travel to our office, we will come to you. 

We know the stress and aggravation of dealing with a serious injury, which is why we take on the burden of dealing with insurance adjusters, bill collectors and collection agencies on your behalf as part of our work on your case.

Members of our law firm are fluent in English, Spanish and Polish.  Our law firm has represented clients from all nationalities who have sustained serious injuries.

our office today at (312) 346-0500 or (800) 346-0510 for legal advice regarding your Illinois defective product case.

We represent clients throughout Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Naperville, Joliet, Springfield, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan, Cicero, Decatur, Evanston, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Champaign, Bloomington, Bolingbrook, Palatine, Skokie, Tinley Park, Des Plaines, Orland Park, Mount Prospect, Oak Lawn, Hoffman Estates and in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, Kendall, Will, Kankakee, Grundy, McHenry, LaSalle and Winnebago.  Our law firm also handles cases in many other parts of the country, including the Midwest, East, West and Southern states.

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228 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60604
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