Injured as a result of a Recalled Product

Companies that realize a product they designed or manufactured is defective or dangerous may issue a product recall.  Despite issuing the recall, some of the dangerous products could remain on the market for weeks, months, or even years after the initial recall.  Although your first priority should always be to receive the medical attention you need when you are injured by a recalled product, you should recognize that product liability laws vary from state to state.  With this in mind:

•    Keep the defective product in a safe place for future review or inspection.  
•    Take proper precautions to preserve perishable items.
•    Make sure to keep all bills and records provided to you by your doctor and get excuses for any days missed from work.
Product liability claims involve complex theories of liability.  The insurance companies and manufacturers of negligent products often want to settle claims quickly, creating the smallest financial burden for themselves as possible. Adjusters are trained to protect the financial interests of a company as well as the public reputation by asking numerous questions and building strategic defense against claims of negligence.

Until you have contacted an attorney:

•    Do not sign a release of your claims.
•    Do not make any written or recorded statements or sign anything that could be against your interest.  
•    Do not discuss settlement until you are fully recovered from your injuries and have been discharged by your physician.
Contact an attorney immediately to help you understand your legal rights and the time limits associated. Every case is different, and only an attorney can adequately explain your rights and provide an unbiased legal opinion.