What Should I Do If I'm Injured by a Dangerous Product?

Posted By MCATD || 29-Feb-2016

Has a product caused you to suffer an injury or become ill from normal use? If so, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for your suffering by filing a product liability lawsuit against the responsible parties. If you have been harmed by a consumer product or prescription drug, there are several things you should do to protect yourself and strengthen your case in court.

1. Seek medical attention: Immediately after being injured or discovering an illness, it is vital you see a doctor as soon as possible – especially if your condition is life-threatening. A doctor will be able to provide the care you need and create a medical record of your injuries. If possible, try to get photographs of your injuries before being treated, as this can be used as compelling evidence later on in court.

2. Save the product: After being injured, many people’s first instinct is to get rid of whatever harmed them. On the contrary, it is imperative you protect the product from spoilage or tampering and attempt to keep it in in the same condition it was when it caused you injury. Keep the product, all packaging, instructions, warning information, warranties, accessories, receipts, and other evidence of the product’s dangerous nature. The more evidence you have, the better.

3. Examine the packaging: Many product liability cases revolve around the failure of manufacturers to properly warn their consumers of the possible dangers of their products. Are there warning labels on the packaging or inserts that warn of potential hazards? If these warnings are missing or are not clearly displayed, the manufacturer may be found liable for your injuries.

4. Contact an attorney: An experienced lawyer can examine the circumstances of your injuries and help you file a lawsuit against the product’s manufacturer, distributor, or retailer in pursuit of financial compensation. If successful, you may be able to recover compensation for losses related to medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering.

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