Manufacturing Defects and Injury Claims
Columbia Product Liability Attorney: Claims and Lawsuits
There are many
personal injury lawsuits each year regarding manufacturing defects, mainly because manufacturers
will not always maintain the level of care set forth by their own company
standards. When a customer uses a product for its intended purpose, that
product is expected to continue operating within the company standards
for a reasonable time frame. This standard of care does not always happen
and may in a tragic case, lead to the injury or death of a consumer using
the product correctly.
South Carolina Laws for Strict Liability and Res Ipsa Loquitur
The good news is that manufacturing defects in some cases can be more easily
proven, mainly because the manufacturer has written materials that set
the standard for the products. This help mainly comes from the two manufacturing
defect doctrines, the first is called "res ipsa loquitur" and
the second is "strict liability."
Under strict liability, if the manufacturer's product does not meet
the company's own requirements, the plaintiff does not need to prove
that the defendants were negligent during the creation of the product
in manufacturing. While res ipsa loquitur, which in Latin simply means,
"the thing speaks for itself," requires the plaintiff to prove
a defect could only exist if the manufacturer were in fact negligent.
These standards are in place to help the plaintiff prove there was a defect
in the product.
Pursuing Fair Compensation to Protect Your Rights
At The Law Offices of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we understand how these
unfortunate injuries or deaths destroy lives and devastate families, and
demand that our clients receive the justice and full compensation to which
they are entitled. Filing a claim against a manufacturer may appear to
be intimidating, but we will be in your corner, and we have the experience
to fight for what you deserve.
If you believe you were harmed by a
defective product and are looking for an experienced Columbia injury lawyer
contact us today.