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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Florence Defective Products Lawyer

Florence Defective Products Lawyer

As a consumer, you expect the products you purchase to work as they are advertised. You also expect to be able to use those products safely. When a product is defective and you suffer injuries as a result, you can file a product liability claim to recover compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. When filing a product liability claim, though, you will go up against the biggest manufacturers and corporations. Our Florence defective products lawyer will stand by your side and never be intimidated by these entities.

What are Product Liability Claims?

Manufacturers, retailers, sellers, distributors, and other entities all have a legal duty to ensure products are safe for consumers. If you use a product in the way in which it was intended and become hurt due to a defect or flaw within the product, you can file a claim against the responsible party to recover damages for your losses. There are times, however, when you are unable to file a claim, or when the total amount of compensation may be reduced. This is due to the modified comparative negligence law in South Carolina.

If you fail to use a product in the way it was intended, you will likely be found partly at fault. Under the modified comparative negligence law, you can still claim damages if your portion of fault is under 50 percent. The amount of damages you will obtain, though, will be reduced by your same percentage of fault. For example, if you were awarded $50,000 in a product liability claim but were found to be 25 percent at fault, your damages would be reduced to $37,500.

Types of Defects in Product Liability Claims

There are three types of defects involved in product liability claims. They are as follows:

  • Design defects: Design defects occur even before a product is manufactured. For example, if a design for a new vehicle did not include airbags, that is a defective design because all new vehicles have required this safety feature since 1999.
  • Manufacturing defects: Manufacturing defects occur as a result of mistakes made in the manufacturing process. For example, if an airbag was included in the design but faulty sensors were used in the production of the product, that is a manufacturing defect.
  • Failure to warn: Also known as a marketing defect, this type of product liability claim is a result of a manufacturer or other liable party failing to warn consumers of the inherent dangers of using a product. For example, manufacturers of asbestos must warn consumers of the health risks associated with using the product.

Our Defective Products Lawyer in Florence Can Advise On Your Claim

Product liability claims are incredibly complex. At The Stanley Law Group, our Florence defective products lawyer can help you overcome the challenges these claims present so you obtain the full and fair compensation you justly deserve. Call us today at 803-799-4700 or chat with us online to schedule a free consultation with our experienced attorney and to get the legal help you need.

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