In the consumer world, we are always excited to use products that we have bought or received. However, there will be instances where, unfortunately, we may experience hazardous product defects and suffer injuries from them.
As consumers, it is important that we know what product liability law is, what to do if we are injured by a defective product, and what steps, we can take to protect ourselves from the danger caused by these faulty products.
There are several steps individuals can take to protect themselves from harm caused by defective products:
Stay informed: Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), sign up for recall notices, and follow trusted news sources.
Report incidents: If you or someone you know is injured by a defective product, please report the incident to the manufacturer, retailer, and/or CPSC to prevent future harm to others.
Use products as intended: Keep in mind that reading and following the instructions are a must. Read the warnings and safety information that come with a product. Do not use a product in a way that was not intended.
Inspect products before use: Inspect them for any obvious defects or damage before using them. If a product seems faulty, please do not use it and contact the manufacturer.
Keep receipts and packaging: Retain receipts and packaging for products, as they can be used as evidence in a product liability case.
Seek legal counsel: If you have been injured by a defective product, you may consult with a personal injury attorney who has experience in product liability cases. A personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and can guide you all throughout the process.
By taking these steps, you can reduce the risk of injury from defective products, and you can also seek the fair compensation you need to recover from your losses.
At Darfoor Law Firm, we know how stressful it is to carry the burden of fighting for the fair compensation you deserve. We are here to help you with your journey and can advise you on the best course of action.
Call us at 1-833-DARFOOR and schedule a free consultation and a case evaluation.