When you think of a personal injury accident, you probably think of a horrific fall from a slippery wet floor or a traffic collision. But there is another type of personal injury accident that often goes overlooked. For instance, let’s say that you are frying bacon one morning in a brand-new skillet. Things are going fine until you go to remove the skillet from the heat. When you lift the skillet by its handle, the handle breaks, and the skillet goes crashing to the ground, splattering you with hot oil in the process. You are now not only dealing with a mess but a significant burn as well. Did your carelessness cause this injury? No. A faulty product caused it.
Most people do not think about how defective products can lead to injuries. Sadly, more than 3 million people are injured, and 22,000 die at the hands of faulty products every year in the United States. If you or a loved one are harmed by a defective product, there are several steps you should take to build a strong personal injury case against the manufacturer.
- Take photos of the defective product. An essential part in building a strong case is understanding how the product failed. Based on the type of failure you are dealing with, it may not be easy to get pictures, but it is vital to do so if it is possible.
- Seek medical attention and save your medical records. We are going to need a paper trail linking the faulty product to your injury.
- Collect the receipt and purchasing information for the product.
- Contact a personal injury attorney about representation.
Karns & Karns would be more than happy to take your defective product case. We have handled these types of cases for years and are experienced in dealing with large and complicated manufacturing companies. We won’t let a corporation get away with selling a dangerous product. We will not only help you to collect a settlement, but we can also help save future consumers from the same fate.