Columbia Defective Products Lawyer
When you purchase food, household goods, and other consumer products, you rightly assume that these items are safe for their intended use by your family. Unfortunately, manufacturers produce, sell, and distribute dangerous, defective products more often than you expect. You could be seriously injured when an item is hazardous because of a flaw or other unsafe condition, leading to financial and emotional losses even beyond the physical pain. South Carolina products liability laws provide you with options if you were hurt, but enforcing your rights is extremely complicated.
Instead of putting your interests at risk, count on The Stanley Law Group to pursue the manufacturer and other potential parties. We are knowledgeable about the legal requirements for filing a claim, and our team is experienced in products liability concepts. Please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Columbia defect products lawyer. You might also benefit from reviewing some information about how these cases work.
Basics of South Carolina Products Liability Laws
A product may be defective because of a flaw in designing it, in which case the error will affect the entire line. A manufacturing defect is one that occurs during production of a single lot of products, so only certain items are hazardous. Some products are dangerous because of labeling errors or the failure to warn the user.
Regardless of which type of defect caused your injuries, victims have three legal approaches for seeking monetary damages:
- A negligence claim, in which you must prove that the manufacturer breached the duty of care in producing the item;
- Breach of warranty, in cases where the manufacturer included an express or implied warranty and the failed to comply; and,
- Strict liability, where you only need proof that the product was dangerous and caused your injuries.
For most product liability cases, victims will pursue a strategy based upon strict liability because there is no need to prove fault.
Steps in the Legal Process
In a successful products liability claim, you may qualify to recover for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and many other losses. Our Columbia defect products lawyers at The Stanley Law Group will support you throughout the legal process, taking on such tasks as:
- Conducting an investigation and collecting evidence;
- Reviewing your medical records;
- Working with medical experts to assess your injuries;
- Filing a product liability claim with the manufacturer; and,
Working to settle your claim by out-of-court agreement. If the company refuses to pay a fair amount, we are ready to take your case to court to get fair, reasonable compensation for your losses.
Discuss Legal Remedies with a Columbia Defect Products Attorney
As you can see, products liability laws are complex and there are numerous tasks involved with the legal process. When you allow The Stanley Law Group to handle the details, you can focus on recovering from your injuries. To learn more about your options, please contact our firm. We are happy to set up a no-cost case assessment with a South Carolina products liability lawyer.