What do I do if I am injured by a defective product?

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Today, many products are designed to make our lives easier and safer. However, unfortunately, this is not always true.

Sometimes, these products can be defective and cause great damage and injuries that affect our lives. Therefore, taking the necessary measures to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you are entitled to is essential.

In this article, we will explain exactly what to do if you suffer an accident due to a defective product:

Seek Medical Care: First, you should seek medical attention immediately. In these situations, your health and well-being are the most important thing. Even if your injuries do not appear very serious, a professional should evaluate you, determine that you are out of danger, and detail what care or treatment you require.

Maintain the Product: The defective product, regardless of its state, is irrefutable proof that something went wrong with it. And it is the key evidence to present your claim. If the product is changed or altered, it can seriously prejudice your claim.

Document Injuries: Photographs, videos, and medical reports are other key evidence for your claim. This shows how serious the injuries were and how they affect your daily life.

Preserve Packaging and Documentation: All the documentation accompanying the product when you buy it can be important to demonstrate its origin.

Do Not Use the Product: If the defective product is still usable, do not use it. Once it has failed, it can do it again and cause even more damage to you.

Do not make statements to the Company: We advise you not to make statements to the company or manufacturer of the product without the presence of your lawyer to avoid any misunderstanding and deals that will not benefit you.

Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer: When filing a claim for a defective product, a Personal Injury Lawyer can help you. He has experience in these cases and knows how the law works and what rights you have to obtain fair compensation.

In short, once you are sure that your health is not at risk, it is time to seek justice.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.