Personal Injury from Defective Products
If a defective product has injured you, you have the potential to collect damages to pay for any medical bills and to compensate for emotional damages from your accident.
Defective product personal injury cases will require you and your legal team to show the scope and seriousness of the harm you’ve suffered due to a faulty product and not misused by you.
What Should I Do First If I’ve Been Injured By A Defective Product?
If you’ve suffered an injury from a defective product, first and foremost, receive the proper medical attention. Going to a hospital will help you receive the best care but also help document your injuries. On your own, you can also take pictures of any injuries you’ve suffered. But before being discharged from the hospital, ask for a copy of your medical records to provide to your legal team.
Next, you should call a product injury personal injury lawyer.
Then, you’ll want to return to the injury scene and take pictures of the defective product if it’s still there. If the product is still there, preserve it and keep it in a safe place until the trial.
You’ll also want to write down everything you remember and ask others who were there when you were injured to do the same.
As a best practice, stay off social media. You may think you’re warning others, but it could be considered a defamatory action until your case is settled.
What Type Of Damage Can I Receive From A Defective Product Personal Injury?
If a defective product has injured you, you have a few legal routes to recover damages.
First, and perhaps the most obvious, is you could be entitled to receive monetary damages to cover your medical expenses that resulted from the defective product. If your injury is so profound that you need to make lifestyle adjustments, such as adding a ramp to your house, buying a wheelchair, etc., you can receive money to make those changes.
Next, if you couldn’t work due to your injury, you may be entitled to damages for your lost wages.
Aside from economic damages, you may be entitled to damages for the pain and suffering that resulted from the injury.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured By A Defective Product?
If a defective product has injured you, call Hyland & Padilla right away.
We offer complimentary consultations to help you understand your chances of winning a defective product personal injury case. Our team has years of experience navigating the legal system and going up against large companies that have made faulty products.