Hazardous Products Lawyer

When you buy a product, you expect it to work the way it’s supposed to and not cause injury. Sometimes a product can cause harm, injury or even death to the person who uses it. If it’s proven the inventor, product designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and/or retailer is at fault in some way for the harm you incurred, you need to consult a hazardous products attorney. The law firm of Block, Klukas, Manzella & Shell is here for you. We serve Joliet and the surrounding cities of Mokena, New Lenox, Lockport and Plainfield with excellent representation.

Toys for Your Children

Toys are expected to bring fun, provoke learning and develop skills in growing children. When a toy harms a child, many times, a parent or relative blames themselves for bringing the toy into the home and giving it to the child. However, if the child plays with the toy in the way the manufacturer or retailer suggests it should be played with and the child is injured, that’s grounds for a hazardous products suit. Even if a child isn’t injured but a toy is shown to be hazardous and could cause harm to a child, a hazardous products lawyer should look at the potential suit, so others aren’t put in harm’s way.

Kitchen Tools and Appliances

While it’s true the kitchen may be the most dangerous place in a house, it’s also the place where the family usually gathers together. Preparing meals using your kitchen tools is standard practice in any home. What isn’t standard is being hurt by these appliances. Electric carving knives, a mandolin, toasters, blenders, mixers, microwave ovens, stovetops, overhead range hoods, and refrigerators can all be potentially hazardous products, even when used according to recommended manufacturer’s guidelines.

Other Household Tools and Appliances

We use the vacuum cleaner, lamps, electric blankets, hair dryers, curling irons, washers, dryers, drills, lawn mowers, trimmers, edgers, chainsaws and clocks on a daily basis. Usually, many of them work just fine. However, when they don’t work as they should and you or a loved one gets hurt by them, an experienced hazardous products attorney is important in making sure your rights are protected.

Cars, Trucks, Vans, Sports Utility Vehicles, Campers, RVs, Boats

We rely on our vehicles to get us from home to work and wherever else we want to go. Our investment in transportation isn’t cheap. We expect our vehicles to be safe modes of transportation. When an accident occurs that causes injury, severe injury or even death, a hazardous products attorney must be consulted. We expect seat belts to stay latched, doors to stay locked and airbags to deploy on impact. We expect safety features would be part of the design of the vehicle. In all cases, whether it’s a toy, a household appliance, a snowmobile, a car, truck or any consumer product, the product should go through several rounds of testing with good results. If it’s proven it failed tests or wasn’t adequately tested, a lawsuit may be filed.