Should I keep the package and instructions of a defective product?

If you or a loved one suffered a defective product injury, you should keep the package, instructions and the product itself. Holding onto these items can help if you plan to pursue legal action against the manufacturer in defective product claims.

Evidence in Defective Product Claims

After you seek medical attention for your injuries from a defective product, a West Virginia defective product lawyer in Clarksburg can go over your options for legal action. In order to strengthen your case and probability of a positive outcome, the lawyer will need evidence and information to show that the product was defective and therefore caused your injury. This can be done a multitude of ways, including inspecting the item’s packaging and instructions.

A mislabeled product, incorrect product packaging, or inaccurate or incomplete instructions can lead to misuse of the product through no fault of the consumer. In some cases, inadequate safety warnings may be included. This could lead to serious defective product injuries including broken bones, burns, cuts, brain damage, nerve damage and even death.

In addition to the packaging and instructions, it’s also a good idea to keep documentation from the hospital or doctor that treated your injuries, the receipt from when you purchased the item, and the item itself if possible. This information can help you in a defective product claim. You don’t want to miss out on possible compensation because you did not have the right information.

Legal Help from a West Virginia Defective Product Lawyer in Clarksburg

If you were seriously injured by a defective or faulty product, contact a West Virginia defective product lawyer at the Miley Legal Group in Clarksburg. We can assist with defective product claims and determine the cause of defective product injuries. Call (304) 931-4088. 

Tim Miley
Injury Lawyer, Author, & Owner of The Miley Legal Group