Charleston Products Liability Lawyer
Consumer products touch nearly every aspect of our daily lives — whether it’s at home, at work, at leisure or in transit. We use all sorts of manufactured goods with little thought as to the dangers they might pose.
Unfortunately, defective products result in serious injuries or death for thousands of Americans each year. Companies that design, produce and sell products have an obligation to make them safe or warn about any inherent dangers. When they fail to do so, they must compensate the victims of their defective products.
Our South Carolina defective products attorneys at Joye Law Firm have over 110 years of combined litigation experience and are committed to helping people who have suffered a life-changing injury because of unsafe products. We can help you get the compensation you deserve if a defective product is to blame for your injuries.
Contact Our Defective Products Lawyers Today
Our South Carolina product liability attorneys at Joye Law Firm can help you through the confusion and strain that follow a serious injury. Respect, compassion and care are what you can expect from our lawyers and staff. Since 1968 we have helped injured people like you recover not just the money they are entitled to, but also their lives.
Let us help you too. Just Call Joye. You can reach us at (888) 324-3100 or fill out an online form for a free case review.
Joye Law Firm has offices in Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Clinton, but our defective products attorneys are ready to take care of your case anywhere in South Carolina. We represent clients all over the state, including Florence, Richland County, Orangeburg, Columbia, Horry County (including Conway and North Myrtle Beach), North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Summerville.
Our personal injury attorneys at Joye Law Firm have received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and several have been recognized as Super Lawyers.
Our defective products lawyers have a track record of getting results for our clients, including a $262.5 million verdict for the family of a deceased child in an automotive product liability claim, a $7 million settlement for a woman who was paralyzed due to a defective door latch, a $5 million settlement for the family of a woman who was killed due to a defective door latch, a $3.5 million settlement for the family of a child killed because of a defective auto, a $2.5 million settlement for a man who was paralyzed due to a car’s roof crush defect, a $2.3 million settlement for a man who lost his arm due to unguarded industrial machinery and a $1.4 million settlement for a worker who suffered crush injuries due to defective equipment.
While every case is different, and past results are in no way intended to imply that a similar result can be obtained in a future case, past results obtained by a law firm are an indication of the firm’s experience when it comes to serious injury and wrongful death cases. For more details about the results obtained for previous Joye Law Firm clients, please click on the Results tab on our home page.
About South Carolina Defective Products Lawsuits
Some companies put profits before people’s safety, and they rush products to market without performing sufficient safety tests or they choose less expensive — and less safe — design alternatives. In other instances, manufacturers’ production lines might lack the necessary quality controls, allowing dangerously defective products to make it to the marketplace.
There are other products that are inherently unsafe but useful — think of power tools or lawn mowers — but they are “defective” because the manufacturer fails to warn about the dangers posed or fails to provide complete instructions on how to use the item safely.
Those are examples of the three main types of defective products that result in products liability lawsuits:
- Defective design — A product that is inherently unsafe because of the way it was designed, and not due to any defect in the manufacturing process.
- Manufacturing defect — Although the product as designed would be reasonably safe, there was some flaw during the manufacturing process that caused the affected units to be dangerous. Other products of the same design but lacking the manufacturing defect are reasonably safe.
- Failure to warn — This is an issue when a product is inherently unsafe because those dangerous characteristics are precisely what make the product useful. Liability arises when the manufacturer or other parties in the chain fail to properly warn the consumer or end-user about the dangers posed or fail to give proper instructions on how to use the product safely.
When a consumer or end-user suffers an injury because of a product defect, South Carolina law allows them to sue for damages. A defective products lawsuit can be brought against the manufacturer, wholesaler and the retailer that sold the item. Under South Carolina law, manufacturers and sellers of defective products are held strictly liable for damages and injuries caused by the product’s defect.
In any defective product lawsuit, it is key to establish that the defect was the source of the person’s injury. It is very important to preserve the product in question in the condition it was in when the accident occurred. It is also frequently necessary to have experts inspect the product to detail how it should have been made safer. The attorneys at Joye Law Firm have the resources to assist you with this type of expert analysis.
South Carolina law also requires you to bring a defective product lawsuit within three years of the date of the injury.
Items Commonly Involved in Defective Products Lawsuits
Although a defect in virtually any kind of product can lead to serious injuries, there are several categories that are more frequently the subject of a product liability lawsuit. Examples include:
- Pharmaceuticals, both prescription and over-the-counter.
- Motor vehicles.
- Medical devices, including hip and breast implants.
- Children’s products, including toys, cribs, car seats and strollers.
- Heavy machinery.
- Power tools.
- Household appliances.
- Construction materials, like Chinese drywall.
- Electrical devices.
- Recreational vehicles, such as bicycles and ATVs.
Contact Our Charleston Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you’ve been seriously injured in a South Carolina accident caused by a defective product, you can trust our attorneys to work to get you the money and benefits you are entitled to.
Call Joye Law Firm at (888) 324-3100 or fill out our free online case evaluation form.