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 We often put our trust in the products we purchase. Thousands each year have that trust broken due to dangerous products that cause harm and result in injury. Here at Barfoot & Schoettker, our goal is to put your best interest at the forefront of your case all while working to hold those accountable for your injury.  

Dangerous products have proven time and time again to cause substantial harm to our society. Regardless of whether the product was purchased or something you simply encountered, it is important to know what to do if you or a loved one are injured as a result of a defective product. 

  1. Take care of your health

Here at Barfoot & Schoettker, we believe in putting our clients first. This is why the first step you should take after being injured by a dangerous product is to seek medical attention. Ensuring your health is of the utmost importance in regards to your general well-being as well as your case. Having medical records will provide documentation for your injury which will ultimately have a role in your case.

  1. Keep and document the product

Keeping the product even after it results in an injury can allow the product to be used as evidence in your case. Documentation of the product can include pictures of the product before and after injury, notes and witness statements regarding the injury, and even sales receipts. 

  1. Determine the defect

In order to make a defective product claim, we must be able to prove that the product’s defect was as a result of one of the three following categories:

  • Manufacturing Defect

    • A manufacturing defect results directly from the manufacturing process. This type of defect includes either a flaw that occurred during production or is the result of production contamination.

  • Design Defect

    • This type of defect occurs, as the name suggests, as a result of a mistake or overall design of the product itself.  

  • Marketing Defect/ Failure to warn

    • A marketing defect, or failure to warn as it is commonly referred to, often involves inadequate warning labels or instructions. This type of defect often prevents the product from being used precisely as intended or even safely which can then result in an injury. 

If the product is faulty in ove of these categories, then almost any consumer product could be dubbed potentially dangerous and able to cause harm. The following list provides just a few of the many possible defective products:  

  • Defective medical devices

  • Tainted food or beverages

  • Fuel fed fires

  • Defective motor vehicles or parts

  • And more

Our team at Barfoot & Schoettker has extensive knowledge about defective products and can provide you with additional examples if needed. If you are injured as a result of (but not limited to) one of the following examples, do not hesitate to reach out to our team at Barfoot & Schoettker so that we may help. Here is some additional information regarding defective products that might help you determine the defect.

  1. Contact a lawyer and set up a consultation

When choosing a lawyer to help settle your claim, be sure that you select someone who truly has your best interests in mind. You will likely have many questions regarding your case. The right lawyer will be more than willing to help answer any questions you might have along the way. 

Furthermore, your lawyer should specialize (or at least have extensive experience) in product liability claims. There are certain time limitations that come with this type of case. Here at Barfoot & Schoettker, we promise to serve you with honesty and integrity all while being aggressive inside the courtroom.  

At Barfoot & Schoettker, our professionals are ready to help you no matter the case. Our firm was established on the basis of providing services to the community through honesty and integrity.  We promise to serve you with these principles all while being aggressive inside the courtroom. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. 

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