Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.What should you do instead? Do you think that the injury that you suffered is worth only $35? If you suffered a laceration, whether it required any sort of treatment (including stitches or staples), your injury is likely worth way more than $35. Depending on the specific details of your situation, you might be eligible to recover much more compensation than just $35. If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue a claim and possibly recover compensation, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group at your earliest convenience. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of claims – including product liability claims. If you were injured due to the defective pull-up assist equipment sold by Dick’s Sporting Goods, you likely have grounds to pursue a product liability claim. If you would like to learn more about how you could pursue a product liability claim after being affected by a defective product, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to take legal action and fight for your right to be compensated.
The Dangers of the Defective ProductAs explained above, the defective product can suddenly break and pose an injury hazard. The recalled equipment can break and cause lacerations. In at least two instances, victims who suffered lacerations required stitches or staples. How could you be affected by the defective product? Without a doubt, you could suffer lacerations. In general, lacerations are not severe injuries. However, it is possible for lacerations to be severe and require medical treatment. Although a laceration that is treated with stitches or stapes might not keep you out of work for too long, it is possible that it could leave close you dealing with unexpected medical bills. Lacerations requiring stitching or stapling can lead to medical bills ranging from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars in cost. Even with insurance, the cost could represent an expense that victims cannot easily afford. Besides suffering a physical injury, victims have to worry about paying their medical expenses and often have to deal with mental/emotional distress associated with their situation. Without a doubt, being affected by a defective product could affect your life in many ways.
Your Right to File a ClaimStores, like Dick’s Sporting Goods, have the duty to ensure that the products that they are making available to consumers are safe for use. If the defective product presented a problem with labeling, manufacturing, or design – the victim could pursue a claim. Before making any products available to consumers, companies have to ensure that they have thoroughly inspected the product and tested it under different circumstances to ensure that it is completely safe to use as it is intended. When companies fail to identify hazards or address hazards, they are negligently putting their consumers in danger of suffering injuries.
Your Right to Receive CompensationIf you file a defective product claim against Dick’s Sporting Goods, you might be eligible to receive compensation. How much compensation could you receive? What type of compensation could you recover if your claim is successful? The specific type/amount of compensation that you could receive after being harmed by a defective product depends on the details of your claim; however, you could recover compensation for the following: medical expenses; lost income; pain and suffering; punitive damages. If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive if you file a successful product liability claim, do not hesitate to contact our experts as soon as possible. We are dedicated to fighting for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim.
What Should You Do?What should you do after being harmed by a defective product? What should you do after the pull-up assist equipment suddenly broke and caused you an injury? You likely have the right to sue; however, to better your chances of filing a successful claim, it is essential that you act appropriately. You should do all of the following:
- Take photos of the injuries caused by the defective product
- Take photos of the defective product
- Do not try to fix the defective product
- Do not tamper with the defective product in any way
- Contact the store to inform them of the incident and of the harm that you suffered
- Do not agree to return the defective product
- Do not accept any offers for refunds or replacements
- Seek medical attention for your injuries
- Seek legal assistance for your situation
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