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I broke my hip and got severe cuts and lacerations when a chair collapsed underneath me. The manufacturer is offering me a settlement, but it doesn’t sound like much. Do I need a lawyer for product injuries like this?

When a product is defective, it can lead to serious injuries. So often, these injuries are life-changing, as you’ve experienced. As you begin to learn more about the extent of your injuries, the costs, and the cause, it is smart that you’re concerned whether everything is being handled in accordance with the law.

When to Hire a Product Injury Lawyer

You probably never thought you would need a lawyer. Most people don’t. However, in cases where a large corporation’s negligence caused you so much pain and heartache, it is important that you have someone on your side who is knowledgeable in the law.

When you work with a lawyer for product injuries you get someone on your side who can help you:

  • Gather the right evidence. There are many moving parts to a product injury case. With a lawyer you can make sure you have all of the evidence you need to make a strong case for yourself.
  • Locate expert witnesses. Often, you will need to hire expert witnesses to back your arguments and your case. These people are not always easy to find. With a lawyer’s help you can get the right people on your case.
  • Prove the product caused your injuries. You will have to prove that the product was defective and that’s why you were injured. This is hard to do, and many manufacturers are skilled at disputing facts that point blame in their direction.
  • Prove the manufacturer’s negligence was to blame. Showing what the manufacturer knew and what it did not know when the product was sent to market requires experience. A lawyer can help with this.

Although the manufacturer is offering you a settlement, you should use caution before accepting. Once a settlement has been made, you cannot go back and request more money. If you do not know the exact price of your injuries and the costs you will have to incur down the road, you could end up paying for a company’s neglect.

Do you know someone who was seriously hurt by a product? We encourage you to share this article with him so that he can get the help he needs.