About Me

Coping With Legal Issues

When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



Latest Posts

Coping With Legal Issues

Four Questions About Being Injured By a Defective Product

by Lillian Wheeler

Were you injured due to a defective product that was no fault of your own? You're likely wondering what your rights are and what you can do about them. Here are some common questions about this unique type of personal injury case.

How Can You Determine That a Product Is Liable for Your Injury?

If you were using a defective or dangerous product that played a substantial role in you being injured, then you have a potential personal injury lawsuit on your hands. Even if the company that made their product did their best to ensure that the product isn't faulty, the company can still be responsible for causing your injury. It often means that you are using the product as the manufacturer intended it to be used at the time that the injury happened, rather than using it improperly. 

What If the Defective Product Is Recalled?

You may have discovered after an accident happens with a defective product that it was actually recalled by the manufacturer. While you may think that this would harm your personal injury lawsuit, it could actually end up helping you in the end. The recall means that the manufacturer realizes that there is a flaw in their product that they are admitting to. You may be more likely to receive the compensation you are seeking with the nature of the defect being known.

What Should You Do With a Defective Product That Injures You? 

If you reach out to the manufacturer about the defective product, chances are that they are going to ask you to send it to them so that they can inspect it. This is a bad idea, because you want to hold onto that product so that you have the evidence of it being defective. You should try to preserve the product in the exact state it was in at the time the injury happened, since it will be used to help prove that the defect is real. 

What Should You Do After You Are Injured?

It's important to seek out immediate medical attention after you are injured by a defective product, which will help prove the seriousness of your injury. You'll receive an official diagnosis from a doctor and the injury will be well documented. You'll then want to reach out to a personal injury lawyer that can get the process started for your personal injury lawsuit so that you can receive compensation.

Reach out to a personal injury attorney near you to learn more about your options.