South Carolina Defective Products Lawyer
When you purchase consumer goods for personal and household use, you expect that these items will be safe for their intended usage by your family. Data gathered by the National Security Council (NSC) paints a very different picture. Every year, on average, more than 14 million people suffer injuries from defective products. The statistics also indicate a disturbing trend: Infants and children under 4 years old have the highest injury rates among all age groups. For victims and their families, the losses can be devastating.
In South Carolina, injured victims do have rights under products liability laws. You may be eligible to receive monetary damages for your losses, and our experienced attorneys at the Gus Anastopoulo Law Firm will fight to ensure you receive fair compensation. Please contact our Charleston offices to set up a no-cost case evaluation with a South Carolina defective products lawyer who can provide details. You might also benefit from reviewing some basics.
Overview of Products Liability Laws
Defective product claims are a type of personal injury matter, but these cases are typically not based upon negligence because of the difficulties in proving fault. Instead, a concept called strict liability applies to dangerous products claims, and it required evidence that:
- The product was defective because of a design error, manufacturing mistake, or a failure to warn through a labeling slipup;
- The defect in the product was the reason you were injured;
- You were using the product as intended; and
- You suffered losses because of your injuries.
Almost any type of consumer good can become dangerous because of a defect, including appliances, vehicles, electronics, audio/visual equipment, upholstery, and many others. Household furniture has drawn attention in recent years with entertainment centers, large TVs, and other high-profile pieces tipping over onto victims. In addition, there are special concerns with children’s products, such as toys, clothing, linens, strollers, and more.
Monetary Damages in Defective Products Claims
Your compensation is based upon all losses stemming from your injuries, so you may be entitled to recover for your medical costs, lost wages, and other economic damages. You could also qualify for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, emotional anguish, and related subjective losses. Our South Carolina defective products attorneys at the Gus Anastopoulo Law Firm will engage in all legal tasks necessary to promote your interests, including:
- Conducting an investigation into legal and factual issues;
- Assessing any pending litigation or class action suits;
- Working with the defective product manufacturer in an attempt to settle your case out of court; and
- Pursuing legal action through a civil lawsuit to recover compensation.
Count on a South Carolina Defective Products Lawyer to Protect Your Rights
This summary of products liability laws may be useful, but it will not be sufficient to ensure you prevail in a defective products case against a large manufacturer. Our team at the Gus Anastopoulo Law Firm is aggressive in pursuing your legal remedies, so please call 843-310-5555 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.