When a product harms you or a loved one, you may not think anything of it. Products hurt people every day—why would your situation be any different? When the product causes serious injuries, you may begin to wonder whether there is anything you can do to recoup your losses. In many circumstances, you may be able to make a legal claim based on product liability.
Product liability claims involve any product that was not created properly from a design or manufacturing standpoint. They can also include situations where the manufacturer or creator did not include adequate warnings or information about a product.
If a product has caused injuries or damage, it is a good idea to take the following steps.
You should also be sure to follow up on any recommended medical treatment. Again, getting the treatment you need is a good idea so that you can recover faster. It is also helpful to show that you are making sincere efforts to recuperate from your injury.
Having the product that harmed you on hand will help your product liability case in many circumstances. You or a qualified expert may be able to examine the product more closely later to determine what went wrong and why. Having the actual product will also be helpful to present at trial as well.
Your memory regarding the incident will fade over time. It is a good idea to take down basic information about the occurrence so that you can review this data later. You may want to record the date and time the accident occurred, what you were doing at the time it happened, whether anyone witnessed the incident, and other related information. It is better to err on the side of having too much information for this type of record.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.