If you have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, one of the
most important steps in recovering compensation for your injuries is to
discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney. Preparation for a
product liability lawsuit can be complicated, which is why having a lawyer on your side
can help make sure all of the necessary steps are taken to ensure a successful claim.
Ensure All Evidence is Preserved
Once you obtained the necessary medical treatment, the first step is to
secure all of the evidence. The product that caused the injury must be
persevered immediately to ensure its availability later and to guarantee
that its condition will remain the same, which will be necessary for proving
a product liability claim.
The product should be kept locked in a facility which you and/or your lawyer
controls. Disposing of the product that caused injury would jeopardize
the case unless it presents a risk of immediate harm. Never sell or give
the product to any investigator prior to consulting a lawyer.
Investigate the History of the Product
Your lawyer will want to thoroughly understand the product’s complete
history. He or she will attempt to find out the date of the original sale
and to identify the dealer, distributor, subsequent purchasers, and users.
It is critical to obtain the instruction manual, assembly manual, warranties,
and all other written material associated with the product at the same
time of the original sale and distribution.
In order to succeed in a product liability case, you may need the assistance
and testimony of an expert witness. Typical types of experts retained
in product liability cases include medical professionals, engineers, and
Expert engineering testimony is typically critical to proving that a design
or manufacturing defect in a product caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
Additionally, your lawyer may rely on the testimony of psychologists or
experts who specialize in human factors. For example, a biomechanical
analysis can determine the hidden danger for the unwary user or a practical
way to prevent injuries, due to their understanding of human behaviors
If you have suffered an injury caused by a defective or dangerous product
in Austin, TX,
contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC and request a
free consultation with our experienced attorney today.