Defective Product Injury Cases in Columbia
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Every day, thousands are injured or killed as a result of a defective product.
Some of these injuries can be very serious, requiring extensive medical
treatment or leading to life-long disabilities.
The range of injuries can be from minor scratches to loss of limb, including:
If this has happened to you or a loved one,
contact a Columbia personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to significant compensation.
A knowledgeable Columbia product liability lawyer can help you determine
how to move forward to recover compensation.
Investigating a Product Liability Accident in Columbia, SC
Many everyday products have the potential for causing injury or death.
If the consumer is using the product inappropriately, it may not be the
fault of the manufacturer, if there are sufficient warnings and directions.
If the product is defective in any way, the manufacture, retailer or other
parties could be held liable.
Common products that could be defective include the following:
Dangerous Commercial Products: Claims & Lawsuits
Under South Carolina law, liability of seller for defective products will
be determined though an investigation into the facts and whether that
entity sold the product in an unreasonably dangerous condition for the
consumer to use for its intended purpose. The law also requires the user
or consumer to be aware of the dangers involved with using the products
and to avoid the obvious conditions that could lead to injury. Some of
the most common defective products that can cause serious injuries are:
- Industrial products
When there is an injury or death caused by a defective product, it's
important to investigate every detail as soon as possible after the incident.
This can include scene investigations, witness interviews, and of course,
extensive research into the product itself. It is essential that you consult
with a Columbia personal injury lawyer who knows how to effectively probe
the circumstances in order to seek justice and full compensation.
At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we understand how painful
injuries or wrongful death can impact your life and future well-being
and happiness. Determining who is responsible can be a complex task. We
are committed to helping you.
Establishing a Product Liability Case
As you establish a product liability claim, it is important to have everything
set in place. You should first be aware of the types of product defects
that can exist, as this will have an impact on your case.
Design flaw/defect – When the product was designed with a defect that causes the entire line
to be dangerous.
Manufacturing flaw/defect – When a product that is otherwise safely designed becomes dangerous because
the manufacturer made an error and failed to construct the product based
on its specifications.
Inadequate warnings/instructions – When instructions are not complete or do not provide proper direction for
the product’s use.
As you build a product liability case regarding a defective product, you
will need to build it in the following manner:
- Establish that the product was defective
- Prove that the defect existed prior to the release of the product
- Show that the defect caused your damages
A product liability case will need to be fully developed, which is where
our firm can come in to handle your case.
Types of Defective Product Cases
There are numerous products that can be classified as defective and result
in substantial pain and suffering to the user. Some of the common destructive
classifications are listed below. If you or a loved one have been impacted
by a defect of this sort, do not hesitate to reach out to us at once.
Defective Medical Devices
Common medical devices that can fail include hip replaces or vaginal mesh
implanting. If a medical device fails, the victim can be left in a tragic
or even fatal circumstance. Our firm can handle your case by determining
the specific cause of the medical defect and find the right party to hold
responsible. We can also assist those who have experienced serious side
effects from unsafe prescription drugs.
In some cases, the party you will have to pursue is the manufacturer or
automaker of your vehicle if an auto defect has led to your injury. Our
firm can investigate the case to determine what went wrong and who is
likely to blame. There are many dangerous auto defect possibilities, and
we can help you build a case based on the specifics of yours.
Act Quickly - Statute of Limitations for Product Liability Claims
Even with the facts in your favor, there are still time limits restricting
the time you have to file a claim or lawsuit, referred to as statutes
of limitations. It is necessary to file a complaint within a certain number
of years after the injury took place. In South Carolina, a lawsuit must
be brought against the negligent party within 3 years. Failure to meet
this deadline will lead to you no longer having the right to file a claim.
If you were injured by a defective product, you should immediately contact
our Columbia product liability attorney so we can advise you on your case.
Defective Drug Injuries
Defective Toy Injuries
At the Law Offices of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, our attorneys will listen
to your story, use our experience in product liability to investigate
the facts, and craft a case to pursue the maximum level of compensation,
as we believe you fully deserve. If you have been injured using a product
and are not sure whether or not
you have a case, please
contact our personal injury lawyer now to for information about filing a claim. We are available to represent
clients throughout Columbia and all surrounding areas.