Product Defects

Products Liability Lawyer Fights for Folks in South Carolina

Results focused attorney seeks full, fair comp for clients

Firms that put goods on the market have a duty to consumers to make sure that the products are safe to be used. However, we are always hearing about defective products that fail to work as intended. In fact, some cause injury and death to innocent parties. Have you or a loved one had a life changing injury or death due to a dangerous consumer product? Let The Law Offices of David L. Hood help. It’s often difficult to hold a large company to blame for the harm they cause. We can draw on more than 30 years of skill and knowledge to fight for you!

Types of products cases in South Carolina

To succeed in a products case, the lawyer for an injured plaintiff should prove:

  • The product had a defect while it was under the company’s control.
  • The defect made the product unsafe to use.
  • The injured plaintiff used the product in the way it was designed.
  • The defect caused the product to injure the plaintiff.

Notice that the law doesn’t require you to have used the product “as intended.” You could have used the product in some different way. But if the company could have foreseen your misuse of the product, you may still be able to obtain redress.

Types of defects in products cases

Generally speaking, there are four categories of product defects:

  • Design defects — In this category belong products that came from a faulty design. A drug could be too dangerous because of its formula. A baby crib with spacing between the slats wide enough to allow a baby’s head to become trapped. When design defects are at issue, the harm is widespread, because every product would have the defect.
  • Production defects — In this group, we have products that could have been made safely. But, due to poor work, the process, or the substance, a defect came up as the product was made. Here, the amount of flawed products could be small because the defect might have existed for only a short time.
  • Labeling defects — Also known as “failure to warn.” This defect exists when a known dangerous product does not have sufficient warning labels. Labels that fail to warn of drug interactions, or shock dangers are often ruled defective.
  • Natural defects– Like asbestos, which is a naturally occurring mineral. It is the only known cause of mesothelioma.

In most cases, a company can be held strictly liable for injuries due to product defects. Therefore, a plaintiff does not have to prove negligence or that a safer way of making the product exists.

Large companies resist paying comp even when their fault for injuries is clear. That’s why you should only entrust your case to a skilled personal injury attorney with a record of success.

Contact a tough lawyer in South Carolina for your products case

David Hood and his team provide highly responsive counsel for people injured by faulty products. To schedule a free consult, call us at 843-491-6025. You can also reach us 24/7 by email, text or chat. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we can come to you. Remember, there are deadlines, so take action to protect yourself today!