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What should you do after a product injures you?

On Behalf of | Nov 28, 2021 | Product Liability

If you sustain a serious injury after using a product that you purchased or received as a gift, you may need to consider seeking a legal remedy. You may be able to initiate a claim against the manufacturer of a defective item or the merchant from who you bought it.

In order to safeguard the foundation of a claim, it is necessary to take a few preparatory steps. Here are some of the most important things that you may need to do in order to advance your legal rights.

Document your injuries

All personal injury actions must clearly show that an injury occurred. Photograph your injuries and request a copy of your complete medical records.

Keep the product in the same condition

When a product malfunctions, you may wish to repair it or try to find out what went wrong by disassembling it or attempting to recreate the malfunction. However, you should keep a product that injured you in the same condition that it was in at the time of the accident.

Find out about deadlines

Your legal right to make a claim may be subject to a statute of limitations for product liability claims in New Jersey. This is the period of time in which a claimant may initiate an action. After the statute of limitations has passed, you cannot seek compensation.

The steps that you take after your injury can equip you to pursue an effective remedy. Identifying and organizing relevant information will help assure that you have the evidence that you need to support a product liability claim.