What to do if injured by a Defective Product

  1. ALWAYS REMAIN CALM – Remain calm at the accident scene. Secure the accident scene and make sure that all people are out of the way of other cars on the road.
  2. PROVIDE MEDICAL ATTENTION – If any parties are injured call an ambulance immediately. Apply direct pressure on any bleeding and make sure not move any person if you feel it may cause greater damage. Stay with the injured person and wait for trained medical personnel.
  3. PROTECT THE ACCIDENT SCENE – Always keep in mind that any accident scene can cause a dangerous potential for other accidents. Place cones or flares if you have them and ask any people who are present to help control the scene
  4. CALL THE POLICE – Contact the police and wait for them to arrive. Ask the officers to make a report. Remain calm and give the officer the correct facts of how the accident occurred. Give your full cooperation to the police officers.
  5. GATHER NECESSARY INFORMATION – Note any comments made by witnesses or parties involved. Make sure to get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any potential witnesses.
  6. SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT – Many times injuries from defective products require immediate medical care. When this happens go to a doctor or hospital immediately. A delay in seeking medical care can cause more injury to you. If there is a slightest chance you are injured go see a physician.
  7. REPORT THE ACCIDENT – You should always call the police or other appropriate authorities and report the incident. Be sure to get the name and telephone number or all persons that you report the incident to.
  8. TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SCENE – Always take as many photographs of the product and injuries as you can. You can use a cell phone camera if that is all you have but it is best to use a digital camera. Remember – “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words”.
  9. IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY – Ask for the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. You can contact the personal injury attorneys at The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C. for adviCe and representation for you injuries and damages.
  10. UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS FULLY – You should always know your legal rights so you can protect yourself. NEVER give a statement, in person or recorded on the phone, to the insurance company. Tell the insurance adjuster NO and contact The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C.. We will help you.

Defective product cases can be complex, so you should not delay. You should act immediately and contact the defective product injury attorneys at The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C. today with any questions that you have. Our personal injury attorneys and staff are always here to help you at every step of your case. We value the confidence you place in us and we will do everything possible for you and your family. Our goal at The Gerardo Cantu Law Firm, P.C. is to give each of our clients the highest qualify legal advice and services to protect your rights. Let our team of experts work for you.


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