What should you do when you suffer an injury from a defective product?

  • Preserve the defective product. It will be critical evidence in your case.
  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Contact an attorney to ensure that an investigation by qualified experts begins immediately.

Once the injury has occurred, the clock begins to tick. You have a limited time to file a product liability claim. In general, product liability claims are filed when a product has a design flaw or when a manufacturer has not provided adequate instructions or warnings for use of the product. In cases where the same product has caused injuries to several people, a class action lawsuit may occur. An example of that would be the Firestone or Ford Explorer cases from a few years ago.