We trust that the products we buy will function exactly as
advertised. After all, manufacturers claim their products
are totally safe if instructions and warning labels are followed
properly. So when bodily injury or other damage occurs because
of a defective product, those responsible should be held accountable.
The victim of a defective product may choose to take action
in the form of a product liability lawsuit. In
order for there to be grounds for a claim, the defective product
must have caused damage or injury to the person using the
product as a result of its manufacturing, design or inadequate
warning label. Several parties may potentially be held accountable
for the product defect, including the manufacturer, wholesaler,
retailer, assembly facility and others.
In most cases, product liability lawsuits must be filed within
two years of the injury. So it is very important to act quickly.
The following are some helpful steps to follow prior to pursuing
- Document all information about the product, the store
at which it was purchased, the date of the purchase, and
the date and circumstances of the injury.
- If at all possible, take photos of the product, the injury
and the location of the injury.
- Keep documentation on any time lost at work due to the
- Save the product after the injury, and do not tamper with
it in any way.
All documentation, photos and the product itself should be
given to a qualified attorney with a strong track record of
success in handling product liability cases. At Angel Reyes & Associates and Michelle Mears, PC, we welcome you to check our track record. Weve
help numerous people get the compensation they deserved for
injuries caused by defective products. If you or a family
member has been injured by a defective product, you may be
entitled to a cash award. Fill out our questionnaire
to obtain a free consultation and find out what your case is worth.
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