Product Liability Lawyer San Francisco Bay Area
In the event that you or a loved one has suffered an injury due a defective product, there are some steps that you need to take in order to assist your case should you decide to pursue a claim. The first step apart from seeking medical attention, is to contact an attorney or law firm who has the necessary experience in this field. A product liability San Francisco Bay Area case, can be complex and time consuming, not to mention expensive so is not something you should ever undertake alone.
Our law firm is highly experienced in product liability cases in the San Francisco Bay Area. We will explain everything to you in detail to help you decide whether you wish to pursue the case. If you do choose to follow through, there is certain information you will need to provide us with to better prove your case.
- The product itself. This is crucial in establishing your case
- Information on where the product was purchased, and proof of purchase if possible
- Packaging that the product was purchased in
- Any manuals, instructions, labels, warranty documentation or any other material that came with the product
- Photographs of the product and injury (if possible)
- All copies of any medical records associated with the injury caused by the product
- Proof of time off employment, and lost wages (if applicable)
- Proof of any associated property damage such as cleaning bills or receipts for clothing that may have been damaged
- Start a journal in order to document all events. Record the details of what occurred, what was observed or said by witnesses, your injuries, pain and any other feelings or emotions you experienced as a result of your injury or injuries, appointments required as a result of the injuries and distances traveled, appointments and time spent talking to an insurance company and your attorney and any and all effects the injuries had upon your family.
It is important to have these items to prove your case, and you should not hand them over to anyone except your attorney or law firm, or someone authorized by your attorney or law firm.
Every lawsuit has what is called a statute of limitations. This is the amount of time you have to lodge your claim. In the state of California, (California Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 312 et seq), you have 4 years to file on a written contract, 2 years to file on an oral contract, 2 years to file in regards to an injury, and 3 years to file for a property damage claim.