What To Do if You Have Been Injured Due to a Defective Product

The,Hard,Work,Of,An,Asian,Lawyer,In,A,Lawyer's A defective product can cause minor to catastrophic injuries and even death. If you have been injured or developed a health condition due to a defective product, contact a defective product attorney right away.

A defective product could be something you eat, a child’s toy, tools, or even your vehicle. Regardless of what product caused your injuries, you have the right to recover compensation if you can prove the manufacturer or another responsible person or entity was negligent in manufacturing or selling the defective product.

Steps To Take After Suffering Injuries Due to a Defective Product

The first step is to seek medical attention. Even if the injury is minor, you should always seek medical attention, as the injury could exacerbate within hours or days. This also provides documentation of your injuries for your defective product claim.

Once you receive medical attention, your next step is to contact a defective product attorney. Your attorney will investigate your case, including your injuries and the product, to determine whether the manufacturer or another responsible party was negligent.

Furthermore, if you are able, take the following steps to document your case:

  • Take photos of the defective product. If it is a food product that made you sick, and the issue is visible, take a photo. In addition, freeze the food product to preserve it for possible evidence.
  • Take photos of your injuries.
  • File with the appropriate authorities when applicable. Defective product lawyers can help you with this step.
  • Document your recovery, including taking photos of your injuries as they heal. Be sure to document physical and emotional injuries. If a defective vehicle caused a car accident, which then caused anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, you can document how you feel each day to document your emotional well-being.

If you cannot do these things due to your injuries, do not push yourself to do so. Your defective product attorney can help to collect evidence and documentation.

Defective Product Attorneys in Columbia, MO

To learn more about product liability, speak with a defective product attorney at Holder Susan Slusher, LLC. To schedule a consultation, please call 573-499-1700; we proudly serve Columbia, MO, and the surrounding areas.

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