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Product Liability

Quinn Johnston represents manufacturers, distributors and retailers facing litigation involving warranties and product liability. We understand our clients are defending not only against potential financial losses, but also against potential harm to their good reputations. As such, we work with clients to handle cases discretely and cost-effectively.

Representation in Illinois Product Liability Cases

As a representative of a company providing goods and services to the public, you understand the value of hard work and efficiency. However, when a potentially debilitating event such as a product liability suit against your business occurs and your reputation is threatened, you need legal aid aimed at achieving the best possible result in your case so that you can return to the business of managing your company.

Quinn Johnston’s team of products liability defense attorneys represent manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers facing litigation involving warranties and products liability.  We handle cases of any size, and we understand that we are defending your business not only against potential financial losses, but also against potential harm to your good reputation.  As such, we work with our clients to resolve cases in the most cost-effective and discrete methods possible.

Our clients manufacture, distribute or sell a variety of products, including:

  • Automotive components
  • Car seats
  • Aviation parts
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Consumer goods
  • Industrial components
  • Appliances
  • Hand tools and power tools
  • Drugs and medical devices
  • Asbestos products

Common defenses to product liability claims include:

  • Comparative negligence
  • Misuse
  • Assumption of risk
  • The “Seller’s Exception”
  • Statute of limitations
  • Statute of repose
  • State of the art

In addition to defending clients in product liability cases, Quinn Johnston’s attorneys also capably handle feasibility issues, distributor liability claims, breach of warranty claims, and related issues.  Our attorneys practice throughout central and southern Illinois.  We represent local clients and also serve as local counsel for out-of-state firms trying cases in Illinois.

Quinn Johnston works closely with expert consultants to thoroughly investigate and prepare for products liability cases.  As skilled litigators, our attorneys are prepared to represent your products and your company in trial.  In certain cases, settlements may be appropriate.  Quinn Johnston’s attorneys are well-respected defense attorneys who regularly come to reasonable agreements with other counsel, and our attorneys are skilled negotiators in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation and arbitration.

About Quinn Johnston

Our experienced litigators strongly defend clients while maintaining a high level of professionalism and ethical standards.  Quinn Johnston was featured by Fortune Legal Marketplace as a 2013 Top Ranked Law Firm based on Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent ratings for ethical standards and legal ability. Several of our attorneys have also been named as Leading Lawyers by their peers in the Leading Lawyers Network.  We represent clients throughout Central Illinois, including in Peoria, Springfield, Decatur, Quincy, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Kankakee, Galesburg, Danville, Belleville, Rock Island, Moline and their surrounding areas.