CAN I TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT THE CASE?
If you are pursuing compensation for injuries and harm caused by a defective item, you can talk about the issue to your lawyer, your family and your friends. However, there are several parties you should decline speaking to, because they may try to talk you into a settlement that is less than what you are entitled to for what you have suffered.
Those parties include:
- Attorneys for the manufacturer
- Attorneys for the party that sold you the defective product
- Attorneys for any party involved in the distribution or logistics of the product
- Family members of those who may be liable
If you have already reported the defect to the manufacturer or the seller, that was the right thing to do. However, the seller or manufacturer will try to avoid or lessen its liability for your injuries, so it is best to let your personal injury attorney take care of all future communications on your behalf.