Manufacturers and sellers products have a duty to ensure the goods they produce are safe for their intended use. A failure to comply with this duty may make a product defective, which can cause serious injuries for anyone that comes into contact with it. As a victim, you may sustain considerable losses due to your injuries, including medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Fortunately, you do have rights under South Carolina product liability law. The lawyers at Walker Morgan will pursue the responsible parties to get the compensation you deserve after suffering injuries due to a defective product.
Experienced Attorneys Fighting for Victims of Defective Products
South Carolina hold producers of defective products strictly liable for any harm they cause to victims, which means it’s not necessary to prove that a company was negligent to recover compensation. There are three ways a product may be considered defective:
- Manufacturing Defects: When the item deviates from production specifications, there may be a defect in manufacturing. The flaw only affects one unit or lot of items that don’t conform to the manufacturing specifications, not the entire line of products.
- Design Defects: A flaw that results from a mistake in creating the product is a design defect. The error is inherent in the design, so all items produced in accordance with those plans are defective.
- Failure to Warn/Labeling Defects: Where a product doesn’t include proper warnings or instructions for use on its label, it may be defective due to inadequate information.
Common Injuries from Defective Products
Victims who come into contact with a defective product may suffer a wide range of injuries, including:
- Respiratory problems;
- Damage to internal organs;
- Burns from hazardous chemicals, explosions, electronic cigarettes, and other devices;
- Fractures and broken bones;
- Head and traumatic brain injuries;
- And many other types of bodily harm.
The attorneys at Walker Morgan handle all types of products liability cases due to defects in:
- Home appliances and household goods;
- Exercise equipment;
- Industrial equipment and machinery present in the workplace; and,
- Gas and charcoal grills.
Note that time is of the essence in a products liability case due to South Carolina’s statute of limitations. According to this law, you have three years to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. If you fail to do so, you are barred from bringing a claim due to a defective product.
Consult with a Lexington Product Liability Lawyer About Your Case
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you need a knowledgeable attorney to fight for your rights as a victim. The companies responsible for your injuries have large legal department and even bigger budgets, so you put your rights at risk if you attempt to represent yourself. At Walker Morgan, our lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in products liability cases, both in settlement discussions and in court. Please contact us online or call our Lexington, SC office at 803.636.8790 to set up a free case assessment.