Defective Products in Columbia Can Lead to Lawsuits

As a consumer, you expect a product to be safe when you purchase it. The United States has federal regulatory agencies that oversee safety regulations and procedures for drugs, toys, furniture, food, and all the other items you handle on a daily basis. Unfortunately, some companies do not follow these regulations because they focus on making money. This means they manufacture defective products, which can cause serious personal injury or death.

If you have been harmed by a defective product, you may face medical bills and a long recovery process during which you cannot work. You are protected under state and federal law against physical and emotional injury from defective products, so you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer.

Defective Products Law in South Carolina

Products become defective for many reasons: the design could be flawed, which is the result of failure to test the product properly; a manufacturing defect can occur if the product is not exactly based on the design, or if the wrong materials are used; or in some cases, a product is considered “legally defective” if there are no instructions for use, or the instructions are not appropriate to the product.

In South Carolina, the Defective Products Act codifies how the law proceeds with these types of lawsuits:

“One who sells any product in a defective condition unreasonably dangerous to the user or consumer or to his property is subject to liability for physical harm caused to the ultimate user or consumer, or to his property, if:

  • The seller is engaged in the business of selling such a product, and
  • It is expected to and does reach the user or consumer without substantial change in the condition in which it is sold.”

I’ve Been Injured by a Defective Product and I Need Financial Help!

If you suffered a personal injury, or a loved one died, because of a defective product, you may be eligible to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the retailer or manufacturer. The South Carolina defective products attorneys can help. We offer a free consultation to discuss your incident involving the defective product, so contact us today.