If you have been injured by a defective product, there are certain tips product liability lawyers offer to help best protect your legal rights. First, save the product, packaging and any material accompanying the product, including the brand name, model number, serial number, and any other relevant details. The information can come in handy if there is a lawsuit later. Keep the product, or whatever is left of it, in a safe place to prevent any damage. Also, make sure you write down the names and contact information of any witnesses. Finally, speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Don’t discuss the circumstances with anyone else other than your doctor. The manufacturer may employ private investigators or others who will try to take your statement, which might hurt your case in the long run. You have the right to stay quiet and only talk when you have your lawyer present.