When Defective Products Cause Harm
As a consumer, you have the right to expect safe products in the marketplace. While product manufacturers and others are required to make sure that their products are safe before bringing them to market, however, not all of them do. In many cases, this is because these companies are looking to maximize their profits at the expense of consumers’ safety.
When defective or dangerous products injure people, holding the negligent manufacturer (or other party) responsible can be the key to victims’ financial recovery.
At Chappell, Smith & Arden, our attorneys are dedicated to helping injured people protect their rights and stand up to the negligent companies that make, distribute and/or sell dangerous and defective products. Our lawyers are skilled at handling complex product liability cases and bringing them to the best possible resolutions.
How Negligence Contributes to Product Defects & Malfunctions
Defective and dangerous products can end up in consumers’ hands as a result of various forms of negligence, including (but not limited to):
- Failing to identify poorly designed products that could create risks or dangers to the public
- Using unsafe or toxic materials to make products
- Failing to test the safety of products before distributing and selling them
- Failing to inform consumers about how to use (and not use) products
- Failing to warn consumers about the potential dangers associated with products.
The Products Liability Practice at Chappell, Smith & Arden
The attorneys at Chappell, Smith & Arden have extensive experience bringing various types of product liability cases to successful resolutions, including (but not limited to) those that involve:
- Vehicle equipment
- Children’s toys and furniture
- Medical equipment and devices
- Other consumer products
Our lawyers may retain expert witnesses, as well as investigators and others who can explain the evidence, issues and negligence in these cases and, in doing so, be integral to crafting our clients the strongest possible products liability cases.
Compensation for Products Liability Cases
Compensation for product liability cases will vary according to the extent and severity of the injuries suffered, as well as the nature of the negligence and other factors. In general ,however, successful outcomes to dangerous product cases can result in compensation that may include (but may not be limited to) damages for:
- Medical bills and future treatment costs
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium (depending on the nature of the injuries sustained)
- Mental suffering
- Punitive damages (depending on the nature of the case).
Contact a Columbia SC Personal Injury Attorney at Chappell, Smith & Arden Attorneys at Law
If you have been injured by a defective, faulty or unsafe product, contact a Columbia SC personal injury attorney at Chappell, Smith & Arden to find out more about your best options for financial recovery. Since 1993, our lawyers have been committed to protecting the rights of injured people and helping them obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
Call our firm at (803) 779-2126 or email us via the contact form on this page to set up a free, no obligations initial consult with one of our lawyers. During this meeting, you can learn more about your rights, as well as how we can help you.
From our six office locations throughout South Carolina, our attorneys provide the highest quality legal services to injured people and families in Columbia, Alken, Camden, Sumter, Orangeburg, Greenville, Florence, Beaufort, Irmo, Spartanburg, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island, West Columbia, Rock Hill, Charleston, Lexington, Winnsboro, Summerville, and throughout South Carolina.