When a product is new, or even relatively new, the last thing you expect is to be injured because of a defect. Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products are safe and ready for consumer use before shipping them to retailers, and retailers are likewise responsible for properly assembling the product (when applicable) and informing the consumer of any risks before selling the product to them. Negligence in any of these areas could result in a serious injury and a defective product claim.
Establishing Negligence for a Defective Product Claim
Filing a successful defective product claim is not an easy task. If the product is under warranty, the liable party may try to offer you a minimal settlement and a new product, or some similar deal. If the product is not under warranty, the issue becomes even more problematic. You need a Long Beach personal injury attorney with the skill and aggression to gather evidence and prove that your injuries were the direct result of the manufacturer and / or vendor’s negligence. The Overett Group has practiced law for 14 years and has a 100% success rate when it comes to recovering compensation. Speak with the attorney from our firm today to learn what we can do for you!
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What to Do with Your Defective Product
If you or someone you love has been harmed by a defective product, it is important that you follow the necessary steps to establish and solidify your claim. Below are some helpful tips to keep in mind when filing a defective product liability claim.
- Do not get rid of the product.
By keeping the defective product in your ownership, you allow the product to be readily available when an inspection becomes necessary.
- Never return a harmful defective product to the manufacturer
On a similar note, retuning the defective product to the manufacturer may leave your claim fault. Oftentimes, manufacturers will destroy the product, dispose of the products, or fix the product so that a product liability claim cannot be made successfully.
- Do not tamper with or attempt to fix the product
By leaving the defective product in the same condition, a manufacturer will not be able to dispute the defectiveness of the product. This may help prove the validity of your claim.
- Keep the documents that came with the product
Although many people do not read the pamphlets or documents that come with products, they often list how a product is supposed to perform. By keeping the documents in your possession, you may prove validity of your claim.