What to Do After Being Hurt by a Defective Product

Representing Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus, Decatur, Augusta & nearby areas of Georgia

If you or a loved has been hurt by a defective product, the very first thing to do is seek proper medical treatment. Once you have taken steps to protect your health, the next thing to consider is protecting your legal rights.

When you are hurt by a defective product, you have the right to pursue compensation. Our Atlanta defective product lawyers can help make sure get the compensation you deserve.

Dangerous products pose harm to society by undermining consumer confidence. While product liability laws are written to protect those who have been hurt, they also provide a greater good by making sure dangerous products are redesigned or taken off the market.

If you have been hurt by a defective product in the Atlanta, Georgia area, and you would like to speak to our defective product lawyers, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-662-3552 for a free consultation.

Steps to Safeguard Your Rights

Because there are so many factors involved, product liability can still be complicated to prove in a court of law. Following an injury from a defective product, there are things you can do to improve the success of your product liability case:

  1. Keep the Product:  If at all possible, the most important thing you can do is to keep the product as evidence. Defective products can be anything from defective drugs or medical devices, to defective toys or even defective vehicle parts. If the product was improperly designed or was defective due to a manufacturing error, having the actual item in hand can be the crucial evidence you need to prove liability. Our defective product lawyers can work with industry experts from any field to examine the product to determine the cause and nature of the defect.
  2. Document the Product:  Anything you can do to provide information about how you came into possession of the defective product can go a long way to proving liability. Sales receipts, extended warranties, or maintenance documentation can all be useful. In addition to documentation of the product, be sure to keep any medical records associated with your injury.
  3. Schedule a Free Consultation:  There are time limitations on product liability cases. The sooner you meet with our experienced defective product lawyers, the faster we can get to work investigating your injury and the defective product that caused it.

Product liability law offers no guarantees, but following these steps can ensure that your right to pursue a claim is protected.

If you're a resident of the Atlanta, Georgia area and you've been hurt by a defective product, our attorneys want to hear your story. Please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-662-3552 for a free consultation.