Every year, some of the most devastating injuries are caused by products that fail to work properly, or that were designed or manufactured without due care to the end user. These injuries often leave a person with permanent, disabling injuries, large medical bills and many questions as to what rights they have against a giant corporation. At Daniel Kondos Law Offices, our attorneys have the requisite experience and expertise to answer any questions you may have regarding a potential claim against a manufacturer.
There are a number of steps you can take if you are injured by a defective product that will assist you in making a successful claim against the manufacturer:
- Keep the product and all the original packaging that came with the product whenever possible. Gather up any pieces of the product you can find to preserve them. DO NOT allow the product to be taken away by anyone whenever possible. If you cannot prevent someone from taking the product, get as much information about the person or agency taking the product, where the product will be taken and what will be done with it.
- Take photographs and/or video of the product and the injuries it caused. If the product was damaged in some way or a part broke off the product, take photographs of the broken parts.
- Get the names and addresses of anyone who saw the incident occur.
- Gather the receipts from the purchase of the product.
- Contact a qualified attorney with experience in products liability cases.
Because of the issues involved, products liability cases are extremely complex and involve issues of a technical nature. Like a medical malpractice claim, products liability claims require expert testimony to prove that the product was indeed defective at the time it was purchased by the consumer. This testimony is provided by chemical or mechanical engineers, human factors experts or others with the knowledge and experience to make the determination. The necessity of this testimony often results in products liability cases costing tens of thousands of dollars. Because of the cost associated with bringing these types of claims, you should contact an experienced Wisconsin Product Defect Attorney with the experience and knowledge necessary to handle these complex cases.
If you or a family member have been injured as a result of defective product, please contact Daniel P. Kondos today. Attorneys are available by phone, e-mail, or by clicking here.