Consumers buy products assuming that they have been thoroughly tested, and assuming the safety of these products has been rigorously evaluated. Unfortunately, all too often this is not the case.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), “In 2021, 11.7 million people were treated in emergency departments for injuries resulting from consumer products. Most of the injuries involve everyday products often assumed to be safe. Many of these injuries occur to our most vulnerable populations, older adults and young children. Common products such as televisions, household cleaning products, and even beds can pose risks.”
The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm have extensive experience delivering justice to victims who have been seriously injured or worse by dangerous or defective products.
When a serious injury or wrongful death is the result of a product being dangerous or defective product, it is usually because of one of three factors:
- Design defect: This means that there is a fundamental flaw at the concept level of the product.
- Manufacturing defect: This means that the product was not made the right way, and that as a result of faulty manufacturing, the product is unsafe.
- Marketing defect: This means that false or improper claims were made to support sales of the product, that warnings were insufficient or not provided, or that insufficient or improper instructions were given to safely use the product.
Consumer products companies retain significant legal resources to defend themselves. The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are here to level the playing field for victims of preventable accidents who have suffered wrongful death or serious injury.
If You’ve the Victim of a Dangerous or Defective Product Injury, What Should You Do?
Retain top-notch legal counsel immediately. If you are unable to do so, have a family member take care of this as soon as possible. Time is absolutely of the essence when determining the cause of an accident that causes serious injury.
In the case of dangerous or defective products, it is advisable to take as many pictures as possible of the injury causes. These pictures may very well be admissible as evidence. This evidence may have a considerable impact on potential judges and juries.
Listen to your medical team and follow their instructions. If you’ve been seriously injured, you are at risk. Take your prescribed medications, attend all medical appointments and stick to physical therapy regimens.
Make sure you know what disability benefits you are entitled to through your employer’s benefits plan. You may have benefits available that can help you cover costs and expenses.
What Should You NOT DO?
Do not, under any circumstances, speak to lawyers representing the person, business or entity that was the cause of the serious injury. Do not allow family members to speak to those lawyers either. Make sure that you have your own legal counsel in place. Your lawyers are the only ones who should have any contact with lawyers representing the person, business or entity that caused the serious injury.
If you are unable to contact a lawyer, have a family member do so as soon as possible.
Do not share any details of the situation outside of your immediate family. Your lawyers will let you know what you can and cannot say. It is important that neither you nor any family members have any contact whatsoever with attorneys who are not representing you.
The attorneys at Unglesby Law Firm can guide you through this sensitive process.
Don’t Hesitate: Call Us
If you are or a loved one is the victim of a dangerouse or defective product, don’t wait – call us at Unglesby Law Firm.
Remember: Time is of the essence. Each day that passes without taking legal action against the person or entity at fault for your serious injury, is a loss of precious time that can’t be replaced.
The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are your rapid-response team. They take immediate action to start the gears of justice turning in your favor. Any they are dedicated to securing the outcome you and your family deserve.