Smith + Schwartzstein
Located In Morristown, NJ and New York, NY
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Actions to take if you are injured by a defective product

Defective products can be found in just about every industry or market despite the efforts of manufacturers and designers to make them as safe as possible. It's not out of the realm of possibility for you to suffer an injury from a defective product. If you happen to suffer such an injury, the following actions should be taken immediately in an effort to obtain compensation.

The very first thing you should do if injured by a product is seek medical care. If the injury is not serious, try to document the scene where the injury occurred by taking pictures. This will help in any claim you file against the manufacturer or retailer of the product. Have the doctor who examines and treats you document everything in writing about the injury. These documents will benefit you down the road.

Once you have recovered from your injury, or are at least feeling better, be sure to perform research into the product that injured you. This includes finding out if a recall was ever issued by the manufacturer or retailer for the product. You can easily find this information by checking with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Your next step is to contact a product liability attorney in New Jersey. Be sure to provide the attorney with the medical documentation of your injury, the product itself and any pictures you might have been able to take after you were injured.

Have you or a loved one been injured by a defective product in Morristown? Visit our website to learn about defective products, the injuries they cause and how you can obtain compensation for your injuries.

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