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How does Illinois law define a product defect?

Illinois imposes strict product liability laws on sellers and manufacturers of defective products. The seller or manufacturer of a defective product will be held responsible for any injury or damage suffered by a consumer who uses that product.

Man, 42, killed in truck accident on Chicago-area freeway

Few people anywhere in the country, including in the state of Illinois, expect to be in a traffic accident when they take to the road. In reality, though, accidents happen every day. Although most are minor accidents and people only sustain minor injuries, if any, a relatively small number of accidents injure and kill people in the blink of an eye.

A defective product can take a life

In order to fulfill their day-to-day needs, Illinois consumers are dependent on manufacturers and retailers to make and sell quality products. These include medical prescriptions and healthcare products, children's toys and automobiles. Most consumers have faith in the businesses that manufacture and sell these products and assume they are safe for use as intended.

How is comparative negligence applied in Illinois?

Most motor vehicle accidents involve some degree of negligence. Sometimes one driver is entirely at fault. In some cases, however, both drivers are partially at fault. In Illinois, liability for a car accident can be shared by the parties involved in the accident. This is known as comparative negligence.

Death benefits provided by Illinois workers' compensation laws

Illinois residents who have lost family members due to workplace injury or illness often face a number of emotional and financial difficulties. The situation can worsen if the deceased worker was the sole breadwinner for the family. To address these difficulties, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission provides certain benefits to the survivors of deceased workers.

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