Residents in Blythewood Hurt By Defective Products
Although many manufacturers follow federal regulations regarding safety testing and manufacturing hygiene, there are too many defective products that escape onto the market. Some of these are accidental, and sometimes, the manufacturer intentionally ignores the law and releases a defective product for financial gain.
Defective products harm consumers. Off-label drugs, defective automobile parts, contaminated food, and mis-sized safety harnesses are, among many other products, responsible for serious personal injuries among consumers, and sometimes even wrongful deaths.
Hold a Manufacturer Responsible for Defective Products in South Carolina
If you live in South Carolina and have suffered an injury due to a defective product, the state also has a law that specifically protects you, the consumer. The law is called the Defective Products Act, and was passed in 1965 to reinstate tort lawsuits in South Carolina.
However, according to defective product laws both in South Carolina and at the federal level, the burden of proof of injury is on you, the injured party. If you still have the defective product, keep it and make sure your attorney knows you have it. Get documentation regarding your injury from a doctor, and even consider getting a second opinion. A South Carolina defective products attorney can help you with the discovery phase – you do not have to proceed on your own.
I Hurt Myself with a Defective Product and I Don’t Know What To Do
If you have suffered a serious personal injury, or a loved one has died, due to a defective product, you may be eligible to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. The South Carolina defective products attorneys at the Strom Law Firm understand that your focus is on healing, and can help you defend yourself against the negligent manufacturer. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your case.