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When you buy a product, you expect it to be as safe as possible. Product manufacturers have a legal duty to ensure their products are reasonably safe for consumers and fit for their intended purpose. Nevertheless, defective and dangerous products injure consumers every day in the United States. South Carolina law recognizes hazardous conditions as product liabilities. These liabilities can result from a manufacturing defect, design flaw or inadequate warning from the manufacturer.
When you are hurt as a result of this kind of negligence you deserve to be compensated so that you can get back to your day to day life. Don’t fight these large companies alone. Cavanaugh & Thickens is here for you. Our lawyers can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer and handle the legal proceedings, so you can focus on healing.
Essentially, product liability claims fall into the following three categories:
Manufacturing defects occur during a product’s assembly. For example, a common type of defect is failure to install certain parts or the use of processes that damage or impair the product during its creation.
Poor design can also make a product inherently dangerous. A defective design means that every product from the assembly line may be unsafe, even when it is made correctly. For instance, a badly designed ignition switch that overheats and catches fire.
Manufacturers must provide consumers with adequate warnings about potential product hazards. For example, if a product has sharp or dangerous components that may not be visible due to the construction of the machine, the product should be accompanied with appropriate warnings to enable consumers to safely use the product.
Our team can help you determine what kind of claim you have and the best course of action to get the best possible outcome. We would be happy to schedule a free consultation with you to discuss your case.
Product liability cases are complex and fact-intensive. The law provides for various paths for injured consumers to recover including simple negligence, statutory implied warranties, express warranties by sellers and manufacturers, and strict liability in certain situations. In addition, some companies such as drug manufacturers owe a higher standard of care to consumers.
Our attorneys have the knowledge to take on big manufacturers and work through the legal system to get the outcome you deserve. We understand how hard this time can be on you and your family. Schedule a free consultation and talk to one of our South Carolina product liability attorneys today.