Every day thousands of people are injured by household items. These items include the usual suspects such as power tools, vehicles, and vehicle parts, but can also include dangerous foods that may be under a recall or other seemingly innocuous items.
The thing to remember if you are ever injured by a product is that you should preserve the product after your injury. This is because the product itself could be valuable evidence in any case for compensation.
For example, in the case of a vehicle-related injury, be sure to keep the vehicle. If you suffered an injury due to dangerous food products, it would be important to preserve any remaining uneaten portions of the food, as well as the wrapper and container. These items will likely help your attorney as he/she puts together your case.
Other important steps include getting photographic and/or video evidence of the injury and any circumstances relating to the injury (when possible) and recording the names and contact information of any witnesses. Of course, the first step would be to get medical treatment.
Attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey and his team handle a wide range of cases, including but not limited to cruise ship accidents, admiralty and maritime accident cases, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, railroad accidents and car accidents. We represent victims from all over the nation, the world and the state of Florida.