Steps to Take if You've Been Injured by a Defective Product

It’s important to know the right steps to take if you’ve been injured by a dangerous or defective product. Each case is unique, but here are some general guidelines you should follow.


Seek Medical Attention

You should visit a doctor or emergency room as soon as possible after your injury. Your health and safety should be the number one priority. In addition, by seeking medical attention, you are producing documentation that will demonstrate the extent of any injury you may have sustained.


Take Photos

It is important to have as much evidence as possible, so be sure to take plenty of photos. Photos of the defective product and the piece of the product that was defective can be helpful. In addition, pictures of your injuries can also be useful in establishing a claim.


Preserve the Evidence

Make sure you keep the defective or dangerous product. This can be crucial evidence in your claim. You should also hold on to any packaging or instructions that came with the product if you still have them. Other evidence, such as the clothing you were wearing at the time that you were using the product, may also be helpful.


Document Everything

Make sure you take notes that can help place your injuries in context. What were you doing when you were injured? Where and when did you purchase the product? Did you make any modifications to the product? This can all be important information in establishing your claim.


Get Legal Help

Product liability law can be complicated, and handling a product liability claim on your own can be a difficult task. Companies defending dangerous products have lawyers on their side who will seek to avoid paying you compensation for your injuries. Victims of dangerous products deserve representation. An experienced product liability attorney can help fight for your interests.


Contact an Experienced Product Liability Attorney

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you want an experienced product liability attorney on your side. At Bonina & Bonina, P.C., we have been helping the victims of defective products for over 50 years. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-MEDLAW1 to schedule your free consultation. Home and hospital visits are available. Se habla español.