If you have been injured in any type of accident, the most important thing you can do is to seek medical care. Waiting to get the care you need can lead to serious physical damage and harm your ability to collect compensation. You do not need to worry about lawsuits or legal concerns until after you have seen a doctor.
Defective product claims can be complex. Many of the largest and most complicated personal injury cases involve products that failed and caused injury or death. After your accident, there are things you can do to improve your chances of collecting full and fair compensation.
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our attorneys work quickly to secure evidence in cases involving defective automobiles and automobile parts. If the accident involved a tool, a children’s product or another household item, we ask clients to preserve the product (obviously unused) for use in the investigation. If you are having a car towed, make sure to tell the towing company not to destroy it or change it in any way.
In addition to preserving the product itself, you should try to keep track of how you obtained and used the product. Where did you buy it? When did you buy it? Do you have the instructions? Did you read the instructions? Where did the accident occur? How were you using the product when it failed? Any information you can provide could be helpful in making your case.
Choosing an attorney to handle your claim may seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. You want a law firm that has handled defective products litigation in the past. You want a law firm that has demonstrated a willingness to go to trial and the ability to win at trial. You want a lawyer with the experience and resources to take on a manufacturer and its insurance provider and win. You should ask your attorney about the cases he or she has handled in the past. If you have been injured by a defective product, you don’t want an attorney who is willing to settle for far less than you deserve.
To win a product liability case, you must be able to prove that the product was defective and that the defect is what led to your injury. This often involves getting testimony from expert witnesses. Experts in engineering, product design, medicine and other fields may be called to show the jury just how your accident happened. Our firm has worked with many experts. We know how to present a compelling case to show exactly why you deserve to be compensated.
Our results in product liability cases set us apart. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a defective product, you need to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call (404) 321-1700 today to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.
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