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If you have been injured or suffered damages as a result of a defective product in California, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a product liability claim or lawsuit. If you win your case, you could receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other such losses resulting from your accident. Be aware, you can also file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit if a loved one passed away as a result of using a dangerous or defective product.

In order to build a strong case, it is important to collect as much evidence as possible to support your claim. Here are some types of evidence that may be useful when filing a product liability claim or lawsuit in California:

The product itself

It is important to preserve the product in its current condition, as it may be used as evidence in your case. This means not using the product or attempting to repair it. If possible, store the product in a secure location where it will not be damaged or altered.

Receipts or other proof of purchase

Having receipts or other documentation that proves when and where you purchased the product can be helpful in establishing your claim.

Documentation of any injuries or damages

If you were injured or suffered damages as a result of the defective product, it is important to document these injuries and damages as thoroughly as possible. This might include photographs of any injuries, medical records, and receipts for any medical treatment or property damage.

Witness statements

If there were other individuals present when the injury or damage occurred, their testimony may be helpful in establishing what happened and the harm that resulted. 

Additionally, witnesses may be able to testify to the fact that you used a product correctly and safely when you were injured. Without witness testimony, an insurance company might argue that you were injured as a result of your own negligence.

Expert testimony

An expert witness, such as a product safety engineer or a medical doctor, may be able to testify as to the defects in the product and how these defects caused the injury or damage.

Advertising or marketing materials

If the manufacturer of the product made false or misleading claims about the product’s safety or performance, these materials may be useful in establishing your claim.

Overall, collecting as much evidence as possible is key to building a strong product liability claim or lawsuit in California. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you gather and present the necessary evidence to support your claim and seek the compensation you deserve. 

A lawyer can also negotiate for a proper settlement on your behalf. At Allegiance Law, our San Francisco product liability attorneys understand how insurance companies attempt to avoid paying claimants what they deserve in these circumstances. We’re thus prepared to help you fight for the compensation you may be owed. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 415-404-6395 today.

Posted in Personal Injury, Product Liability