Can I Sue a Manufacturer For Injuries Caused by a Defective Product?

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When you purchase a product, you expect it to work correctly. You certainly do not expect it to harm you or a loved one. A defective product can cause injuries though, and when one does you should hold the manufacturer accountable. A Darlington County, South Carolina defective product lawyer from our firm can help you do that.

What Are the Common Types of Defective Product Lawsuits?

Lawsuits involving defective products usually concern one of three types of defects. We commonly deal with cases of:

Manufacturing defect: A mistake was made during the production process that made the product unsafe to use.

Design defect: The product was manufactured based on a faulty design, and that design flaw made the product dangerous.

Marketing defect: This is sometimes called a failure to warn. The marketing, instructions, or packaging fails to warn about a hazard you could encounter while using this item.

What Do I Have to Show in a Product Liability Lawsuit?

If you want to hold the manufacturer of the defective product and any other parties accountable for the harm that the product caused, you have to show a few things with your lawsuit. You must have:

Proof of injury: To pursue a personal injury lawsuit, someone needs to have an injury. Keep any medical bills and other evidence that you had to receive treatments.

Proof of defect: You have to show how a product was defective and whether that was a marketing, design, or manufacturing defect.

A clear link between the two: Then you need to be able to prove that this defect and your injury are connected.

Evidence of proper use: You also have to show that the product was being used for its intended purpose. If you injured yourself while using a product in a way it was not designed for, you are not going to be able to blame a manufacturer or anyone else for your injuries.

How Long Do I Have to Sue Over a Defective Product?

The statute of limitations in South Carolina is three years. That can seem like a long time, but the months can pass by quickly when you are focused on recovering from your injuries and getting back to your normal life. When you hire a lawyer from our firm, we can get the legal process started for you. Acting quickly to hire us can also make it easier for your lawyer to build an effective case. Plus, the earlier you file your suit, the earlier you can receive your settlement.

What Should My Compensation Cover?

Your compensation should help make up for all of the damage caused by this defective product. That means that it should cover both the economic and non-economic costs of the accident, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain from disfigurement or disability
  • Any other pain and suffering

We can help you fight for a fair compensation offer.

Reach Out to Our Law Firm Today

When you need assistance with your product liability case, contact the James Law Office. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are ready to help you build an effective case.

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