Injury lawyers in Walton-on-the-Hill
If a product you bought turns out to be defective when you get it home and open the box that it came in, it’s likely that the worst that will happen is you’ll have to take it back to where you purchased it from to ask for a replacement or a refund.
In some cases though, a defective item could result in you becoming injured as the result of an accident that was not your fault. This can be especially true of electrical items and DIY tools.
If a defective product you’ve purchased either online or from a physical store ends up hurting you, there will be a chance that you may be able to use the services or a top-class injury lawyer in Walton-on-the-Hill to sue for compensation.
Depending on the nature of your injuries and the level of negligence shown on the part of the retailer that sold you the dodgy item or its manufacturer, you could stand to win many thousands of pounds.
Defective products and injury lawyers in Walton-on-the-Hill
Imagine the consequences if a heavy-duty drill or chainsaw went wrong. The injuries you might face could be potentially life-threatening. Retailers and manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure that the goods they sell are safe for use. If they do not, they leave themselves open to the possibility that somebody will sue them for compensation with the assistance of injury lawyers in Walton-on-the-Hill if they are injured as a result of a defective product. The main responsibility lies with the manufacturer.
Hold on to the evidence
You’ll need to keep a hold of as much evidence as you can gather if your injury lawyers in Walton-on-the-Hill is going to stand as good a chance as possible of winning you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
You’ll need to have the item itself, any accessorises it came with, its packaging and proof of purchase. The latter can either come in the form of a receipt or a debit or credit card statement.
Proof of the injury you suffered will also be needed. As such, you’ll have needed to have sought medical attention in the immediate aftermath of your accident. Your injury lawyers in Walton-on-the-Hill will need to use your medical records as proof that you were injured to the extent that you say you were. If you did not require any medical treatment after being injured, you might struggle to find a no win-no fee solicitor to represent you.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now to find out if the firm might be able to take your case on a 100% no win-no fee basis.
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown