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Oftentimes, you are taking your life, health, and safety into your own hands when you choose to use a certain product. You are placing a great deal of trust in the manufacturer and seller. What can you do if a product’s makers may not live up to the legal obligations that they owe you?

When a defective product has injured you, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. There is a legal battle ahead for anyone looking to file a product liability lawsuit.

The Hartman Law Firm, LLC relishes these fights for a fair settlement or jury award. Attorney Frank Hartman passionately believes in getting justice for injured clients. Call our product liability attorney today to begin your case.

Examples of Product Liability Injuries

Defective products can injure you in practically any area of your life. Anything that you use on a daily basis, or even once, can be defective.

Some examples of products that could injure you include:

  • Unsanitary food carrying illnesses
  • Defective medical equipment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Faulty auto parts
  • Pesticides and fungicides
  • Work equipment and machinery

Types of Product Liability Claims

There are numerous ways that you may qualify to obtain financial compensation in a product liability case.

We can consult an expert to identify three primary types of product defects:

  • Design defects: The product’s design has an inherent defect that makes it unreasonably dangerous for its intended use. You may need to show that the risk of the product outweighs its utility.
  • Manufacturing defects: There is nothing wrong with the design, but something occurred in the manufacturing process that made the product unreasonably dangerous, such as contamination or worker error.
  • Marketing defect: The seller knew or should have known of the defect, yet they failed to do anything to either fix it or warn you of the danger.

We may also file certain state law claims on your behalf, including negligence and breaches of applicable warranties under South Carolina law.

Strict Liability for Product Defects

In any product liability case, the legal principle is that anyone who is involved in the stream of commerce (including the manufacturer and seller) can be strictly liable for the damages that their product causes you.

Strict liability means that the defendant would be legally responsible to pay you unless they can find a reason otherwise. They may argue that you misused the product or that you assumed any risks associated with it.

Why You Need a Product Liability Attorney

Know that you are in for a tough legal fight when you file a product liability lawsuit. Chances are that scores of other people have been injured by the same exact product, and the defendant could be facing substantial financial liability.

Thus, insurers will often fight your case tooth and nail until it is apparent that they cannot fight anymore. They may only come to the table once they begin to learn the extent of their legal liability.

Product liability cases are often long and drawn-out lawsuits that can last for many years. Frank is up to the fight and looks forward to taking on a large company and their attorneys. He will do everything within his power to develop your case and put you in the best possible position to obtain a large financial recovery for your injuries.

Contact a Charleston Product Liability Lawyer Today

You need an experienced product liability lawyer who has a track record of success to take on the biggest companies. At The Hartman Law Firm, LLC, we are ready with sophisticated legal help when you need justice.

Call Frank today to discuss your case and get the legal process started. You can schedule a free case review by reaching out to us online or by calling us today at 843.300.7600.

FAQs About Defective Product Cases

How much does it cost to hire a defective product lawyer?

You do not need to pay any money upfront to hire me for your case. I will not send you any bills for my time at any point in your case. I am only paid for my services if and when you win your case. My compensation comes directly from your payment, without anything coming out of your pocket.

How do you prove a product is defective?

Product liability cases are often very complex, both factually and scientifically. As your lawyer, Frank will work with expert witnesses to prove that the product that injured you was defective.

He will also aggressively move to obtain evidence in your case through the discovery process.

Frank can request documents and evidence from the defendant and ask witnesses tough questions during the deposition phase. We can discuss a case strategy in-depth at your consultation.

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