As a consumer, you probably don’t give too much thought to the safety of the products that you purchase or consume. Most of us operate on the assumption that the things that we buy are safe and free from defects, and legally speaking you have a right to that expectation. Unfortunately, the high level of trust that we put in the manufacturers, distributors and designers of the things that we purchase is all too frequently misplaced. A product’s initial design may be flawed or it may have been manufactured in a haphazard way, causing injury and even death. When this happens the people who made and sold the product are legally responsible for the damage that it causes. The Philadelphia product liability lawyers at Bochetto & Lentz are determined aggressive advocates for those who have suffered these types of injuries. Contact us for information about how we can help.
The range of products that have failed and caused injury is extensive. It has included everything from automobiles, tires, brakes, seatbelts, and airbags to such innocuous items as household products and toys. Countless medical devices and medications have been determined to be responsible for serious injuries and deaths — the list of items that consumers have used innocently and been injured by goes on and on. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, it is important that you are represented by experienced product liability attorneys who can advise you of all of your options for compensation for the damages that you’ve suffered. At the Philadelphia law firm of Bochetto & Lentz we have a vast network or resources available to ensure that we pursue your rights aggressively and successfully Whether you seek compensation for medical expenses past present and future, lost wages, pain and suffering or lost wages, we can help.
If you have been harmed as a result of using a defective product, there are a few important steps you should take to protect your rights and prove your case. If at all possible, gather and retain all information about your purchase and use of the product, including sales receipts, packaging, any instructions that came with it, labels, and the product itself if possible. Seek medical help, making sure that you advise your physician about how your injury occurred, and retain all medical records and receipts. All of these will serve as valuable evidence and documentation in the preparation of your product liability lawsuit. If you have contacted the company to register a complaint, do not engage in any further conversation with them. Instead, refer them to your product liability lawyer regarding any questions they may have. Finally, be sure to contact the attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz as early as possible after you have incurred your injury from a defective product. Product liability law is governed by a strict statute of limitations. Time is of the essence, so contact us today.
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