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.