Products Liability Lawyer

If you were hurt by a defective product, our product liability attorney can help you pursue compensation for medical bills and other damages arising from the accident. 

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Examples of Defective Products and Product Liability Cases

  • Poorly designed vehicle fuel system causes a fuel-fed fire
  • Seat belt defects, tire defects and wheel defects
  • SUV rollovers due to design defects
  • Sheet metal roller machine with inadequate safety mechanisms causing severe injury or even a wrongful death
  • Poorly maintained or defectively designed forklift dropping heavy weights on workers in a manufacturing plant or warehouse
  • Saws used for cutting meat, timber or other materials causing dismemberment, laceration, and/or potentially catastrophic injuries
  • Defective insulin pump causing serious medical problems for a diabetic
  • Implants, cosmetic implants and surgical devices causing rejection by body, infection, and/or potentially catastrophic injuries
  • Prosthetic devices that fail causing infection, disease, and/or potentially catastrophic injuries
  • Defective machines, hay balers or tractors leading to dismemberment, laceration, and/or potentially catastrophic injuries
  • Defective aesthetic laser machines

Tips and Information on Product Liability

Products liability refers to the legal responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers for injuries or damages caused by defective products. When a products liability accident occurs, it means that a person has suffered harm due to a defective product. Your Spartanburg products liability attorney can help. Here’s a general description of what might happen in a products liability accident scenario:

Introduction of a Defective Product

A products liability accident begins with the introduction of a defective product into the market. The defect could occur during the design, manufacturing, or labeling process.

Use of the Defective Product

The consumer, unaware of any defects, purchases and uses the product as intended or in a reasonably foreseeable manner.

Product Malfunction or Failure

Due to the defect, the product malfunctions, fails, or behaves unexpectedly during use. This malfunction could result in injuries, property damage, or other types of harm.

Injury or Damage Occurs

The defective product causes harm to the consumer or others. Injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more severe injuries, and in some cases, even wrongful death.

Identification of Defect

After the incident, an investigation takes place to identify the defect. This may involve examining the product, consulting experts, and reviewing manufacturing or design records.

Legal Action

The injured party, or parties, may decide to take legal action against the entities responsible for the defective product. This can involve filing a products liability lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.

Determining Liability

Liability is determined based on the type of defect involved. There are generally three types of defects: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects (such as inadequate warnings or instructions).

Legal Proceedings

The legal process involves gathering evidence, presenting arguments, and potentially negotiating a settlement or going to trial. The plaintiff’s legal team must establish that the defect was a substantial factor in causing the injuries.

Compensation or Settlement

If the case is successful, the injured party may be awarded compensation through a court judgment or a negotiated settlement with the responsible parties.

It’s important to note that product liability laws can vary, and the process may differ based on jurisdiction and the specifics of the case. Consulting with an attorney who specializes in products liability can provide guidance and assistance for those involved in such accidents.

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