Evidence to Save and Gather for Your Product Liability Case
Injuries caused by defective or dangerous products can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. If you or someone you know has been injured by a product, it’s essential to gather and save all relevant evidence to build a strong case for a claim or lawsuit. In this blog, we’ll discuss what types of evidence you should save and gather in such cases.
The Product Itself
The first and most important piece of evidence to save is the product itself. Do not dispose of or destroy the product, as it can be critical evidence in proving the defect or danger that caused your injury. Preserve the product in its current state, and do not attempt to fix or alter it in any way. Take photos of the product from multiple angles and record the serial number, model number, and any other identifying information.
Medical records are crucial evidence in a product liability case. They document the extent of your injuries and the treatment you received. Collect all medical records related to your injury, including hospital records, doctor’s notes, and bills. These records can help to establish the causation between the product and your injury, as well as the extent of your damages.
If there were any witnesses to the incident that caused your injury, gather their names, addresses, and phone numbers. Witness testimony can be powerful evidence in a product liability case, especially if the witnesses can attest to the defect or danger that caused your injury. Witness statements can also be used to corroborate your version of events.
Photos and Videos
If possible, take photos and videos of the scene of the incident and your injuries. These visual records can help to establish the conditions that led to your injury and the extent of your damages. Take photos of any visible injuries, as well as any property damage caused by the product.
Product Instructions and Warnings
Product instructions and warnings can be critical evidence in a product liability case. Save any instructions, warnings, or labels that came with the product. If you no longer have them, try to obtain a copy from the manufacturer or seller. These documents can help to establish whether the manufacturer provided adequate warnings or instructions about the product’s use.
Purchase Receipts and Records
Save any purchase receipts and records related to the product. These documents can help to establish when and where you purchased the product, as well as how much you paid for it. This information can be used to track down the manufacturer or seller of the product and establish their liability.
A Charlotte, NC Product Liability Attorney Can Help
Saving and gathering necessary evidence can play a key role in the outcome of your product liability case. So can hiring the right lawyer.
At Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC, we have years of experience helping clients like yourself pursue fair compensation after being injured due to using dangerous and/or defective products. To learn more about what our Charlotte product liability attorneys can do for you, contact us online or call us at 704-335-1500.