Chicago Product Liability Lawyer | Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

Both a class action and multi-district litigation can lead to a manufacturer making a settlement offer, which would mean you could obtain compensation without going to court.

If your case does not settle, your claim can proceed to trial. You and the defendant will both present evidence, and a jury will determine if you are entitled to damages.

What kinds of compensation will I receive in a product liability case?

Compensation in a product liability case should cover all financial and non-economic losses. You may be pressured by the manufacturer or insurance company to settle your case for less than you deserve, so it is important to understand the full extent of your losses.

The money you receive in a product liability case should pay for past and future medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress or the wrongful death of a family member. If your injuries prevent you from working in the future or reduce your ability to earn a living, you should receive ongoing compensation for these lost earnings.

The amount of compensation provided for the injuries caused by the product defect will be determined either in settlement negotiations or by the jury who hears your case.

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Should my product liability case be settled?

Settling allows you to avoid the stress and the uncertainty of a courtroom trial. However, you should settle a case only if the settlement is believed to provide you with an appropriate amount of compensation for your losses.

If your case went to trial, and the jury ruled in your favor, the jury would provide compensation for past and future medical costs, income loss, pain and suffering and emotional distress. In some cases, punitive damages would also be paid.

You should ensure your settlement covers all of these losses before accepting it. If the manufacturer is unwilling to pay a sufficient sum, you may consider going to court.

An attorney who focuses on product liability cases in Chicago can assist you in negotiating a settlement and can advise you as to whether a settlement offer is reasonable compensation for injuries you sustained.

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