Whenever you or a loved one is injured in an accident, it is easy for panic and emotions to take over. However, if you have been injured by a dangerous and defective product, it is important to keep calm, get medical attention, and make sure you document the accident. Taking the right steps in the minutes, hours, and days after a defective product accident and injury will help ensure that your product liability case is handled properly and that others are not similarly injured by the defective product in the future.

•    Seek medical attention immediately.
Your health is more important than anything else on this list! Before worrying about any other concern, be sure to go to the hospital or to your doctor for evaluation and treatment. If you are unsure of whether or not you need professional medical attention, it is always the best idea to see your doctor.
•    Keep the product – and keep it safe from others. The product itself is important to hold on to, even though your first instinct is to throw it away. However, although you should keep the product for evidence, you should also make certain that it is not in a position to harm others. And of course, absolutely stop using the product immediately.
•    Collect information and evidence. If there were witnesses to your accident and injury, be sure to note their names and get their contact information. If you have a camera or cell phone, take photos of the accident and your injuries.
•    Call an experienced products liability attorney. If you were injured because of a defective product, the company that manufactured or sold the product may be responsible for damages, such as your medical bills, your lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Tell your story to a defective product attorney and ensure that no one else is harmed by the same product.