South Carolina Product Liability Lawyer

Helping you claim compensation for dangerous defective products

Defective products can be incredibly dangerous. Let us do Right By You by making a case for a defective product claim that fights for fair compensation for your injuries. Simply call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and our team will get to work.
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HawkLaw’s team of product liability attorneys work hard to prove defective products are responsible for your injuries. 

Although manufacturers have a duty to provide safe products to consumers, mistakes nevertheless occur. When a defective product causes a personal injury, regardless of the type of negligence, you can bring a lawsuit against the party responsible for the defective product(s).  

At HawkLaw, we understand how much of an impact a defective product can have on your livelihood. That’s why our team of experienced product liability lawyers work diligently to collect evidence and prove that your claim deserves fair and just compensation for your injuries. 

 

 

HawkLaw’s 'Right By You' product liability process:

1. Talk to us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building your case

Following our initial meeting, we’ll launch an investigation into how the injury occurred and assemble paperwork to help prove your case. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.

3. Initial negotiations

When enough evidence is collected, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

Why Choose HawkLaw’s product liability lawyers 

Negligent product manufacturers and distributors cause unnecessary bodily harm and injury to unsuspecting people who purchase those defective products. When these events occur, the manufacturers and distributors must be held accountable for causing painful events to disrupt your life.  

That’s why our team of diligent product liability attorneys pool together our investigative resources to build a case on your behalf. We work with you to collect evidence of wrongful harm to your life, and we use all of our skills to make a case for rightful compensation for your injuries. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.  

Product Liability Law 

South Carolina has very clear product liability laws that lay out the rights of individuals and the responsibility of product manufacturers and distributors for defective merchandise that causes bodily harm. 

One thing to keep in mind is that there is one key loophole that eliminates responsibility for bodily harm on the part of the manufacturer or distributor. If you discover that the product is defective, and choose to use it for whatever task you choose to do anyway, the responsibility for any injury is yours for willfully using a known defective product. 

 

Manufacturing defects

These errors occur during the assembly of a product. Defective products have flaws that make them different – and more dangerous – than others on the shelf. For example, an assembly line worker may accidentally contaminate a batch of children’s cough syrup with too much of one ingredient. 

Design flaws

Sometimes a product is inherently dangerous due to poor design, which makes them hazardous and dangerous right from the start. The entire product line is defective if the design is flawed. An example is if a car manufacturer designs an ignition switch that overheats and catches on fire. That design would be used to install ignition switches for every car on the assembly line, making every product dangerous. 

Failure to provide adequate warning

Manufacturers must give adequate instruction or warnings when they are aware of potential hazards while using the product. Electrical items, for instance, should have a shock warning if the item contacts water. 

Common FAQs

In some product liability cases, companies bear the burden of proof to show that they were not negligent because the manufacturers owe a higher standard of care. In a product liability case, you only need to show that you suffered losses or injuries; the product has a defect or is potentially dangerous; and that the defect directly caused your injury while it was used for its intended purposes.

The only way that you can prove a product liability claim warrants compensation is if the defective product directly contributed to an injury you sustained while using the product. If you discover a defect but choose not to use the product, there is no claim to be made. 

Your product liability claim can become a wrongful death case if the defective product inadvertently causes the death of a loved one while in use. In a wrongful death claim, you have additional rights to compensation that you can file into your claim against the product manufacturer or distributor.