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I have been injured by a defective product, what should I do?

Here are some tips:

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Keep the product in a safe and secure location in the same condition it was in at the time of the accident.  It is not unusual for a manufacturer to obtain the product and dispose of it so there will be no evidence through which you can prove your case.

· Look for and keep all documents related to the product including: packaging materials, instruction books, warranties, receipts, etc.
· Never give or return the product to the manufacturer, even if the manufacturer promises to return the product after examination or “testing”.
· Contact an experienced attorney, such as Emily Mapp Brannon, within hours or days after your injury. This can make the difference between winning and losing your product liability case.
Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia