Defective and Dangerous Products-know your Rights as a Consumer

If you received a personal injury that has caused you any pain, suffering, or lingering injuries, from a product that carried no warning label for potential injury, you do have an option for action. You have full and complete right to compensation.

Do Not Become Further Victim to the Big Companies

All too often, when people are hurt using a company’s harmful products, the company decides that it is not their fault but rather the fault of the consumer for getting hurt. Don’t let the big companies push you around. A personal injury lawyer is there to look out for your concerns only. Get one, and avoid letting the big companies fool you. A licensed attorney will understand the law — and your rights — much better than you do, and they will fight to protect both your rights and you.

Sometimes big companies that are attempting to sidestep a personal injury lawsuit will offer you a small gift certificate or money. Be aware that if you accept such offers, you give up your right to file a lawsuit against the company. Should you receive a small “gift” from a large company in an attempt at compensation, decline it and have your lawyer note these facts.

The majority of people just don’t know how to handle this situation, and that accepting such a gift from the offending company can really hurt their case.

Know the Facts About Laws

Realize that there are laws in place to protect consumers like you from buying hazardous or harmful products. Product-liability laws are some of the most effective laws in use — they help keep dangerous and defective products off the market and the buying public safe. If you are injured from any product, make sure to file a complaint and follow up with a lawsuit if necessary. You want to see similar products pulled from shelves so they don’t harm anyone else.

Control Those Emotions

It is important to keep control of your emotions so you can make effective decisions. Don’t listen to people who say that your personal injury lawsuit is frivolous. The best way to determine if you have a legitimate claim is to discuss the circumstances with a personal injury layer. If the attorney deems the claim to be valid, the lawyer may decide to represent your interests and assist you in winning the lawsuit.

If a specific type or brand of product caused you personal injury do not be afraid to get a lawyer and tell them the facts. The best way to ensure you get what you are entitled to in terms of cash or other compensation is to obtain the services of a personal injury attorney.

In cases where there was no warning label on the harmful product, most lawyers will take on your case with no retainer, due to the probability of a win. This benefits you, because you only owe legal fees if you win your case. In most cases they will be paid out of the settlement you win, or even paid by the opposition.

Don’t let big companies push you around, try to intimidate you, or try to buy you off. Fight for just compensation for your own personal injury and help protect other consumers from potentially harmful products.

Cameron Bertalone, who lives in Southern California, is the author of this article and many others on consumer legal issues. She thinks that for a Orange County Personal injury lawyer, you should try the Law Offices of Paul Ralph. They handle Orange County personal injury attorney, dog bites, and product liability issues.

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