When a product is defective and causes injuries to yourself or others, you have every right to ask that the designer, manufacturer or seller is held responsible. For example, if you buy a bicycle from a local shop and are told it’s new, you would be shocked if the middle bars snapped from rust. You could be thrown, cut and badly injured by that kind of defect, and you would deserve the right to file a complaint and to seek compensation.
No matter what kind of item is defective, you can seek compensation if you’re hurt. From medications that were not manufactured properly to toys for children that cause injuries, there are many defective items on the market. If they cause harm to you or the people you love, then it is only fair that you hold the person responsible liable for the damage that has been caused.
What should you do after you’ve been hurt by a defective product?
If you have been hurt by a defective product, the next step is to look into filing a claim. You’ll need documentation to show how you were injured. For example, you may be able to provide your attorney with your medical documents showing the kind of injury you suffered as well as pictures of the item that caused your injuries.
Once you have as much information as you can gather, you should take it to your attorney for review. They’ll work with you to discuss your case and what you should expect as you move forward. Good support can make a difference in a product liability or personal injury case.