Product Liability

Defective products are dangerous and can cause serious injuries or even death to consumers. Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and free from hazards when they are used correctly. They also have a responsibility to adequately warn consumers of the risk associated with using their products. When they fail to do so, they can – and should – be held responsible for their negligence and recklessness. Consumers who have been injured by a defective product may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit to collect the compensation they need to recover.

Unfortunately, product liability cases are often difficult to navigate without the help of an experienced South Carolina product liability lawyer. Manufacturers and corporations often have large legal teams on their side who work around the clock to reduce their liabilities. They often deny risks and hazards and they may even attempt to put some of the blame back on the injured consumer. When this occurs, you need a full legal team on your side to fight for your rights.

At the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr., we believe in holding negligent manufacturers accountable and we aren’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with large corporations and insurance companies to fight for our clients.

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Common Defective Products

At the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr., our South Carolina product liability lawyers have extensive experience representing consumers who have been injured by defective products such as:

  • Car parts – Defective car parts can cause catastrophic injuries and even death. Examples of defective auto parts include faulty tires, airbags, seat belts, and steering mechanisms.
  • Traffic signs – Traffic signs are vital to our roadways, however when they aren’t installed properly or maintained, they can cause serious and fatal car accidents.
  • Gasoline cans – Gasoline can manufacturers occasionally leave out a key screen that prevents explosions.
  • Medical devices – Medical devices that are faulty can cause horrific illnesses and injury, as well as numerous fatalities. Faulty hip implants, IUDs, pacemakers, and insulin pumps are all examples of medical devices that could be manufactured defectively.
  • Construction and lawn equipment – Defective lawnmowers, power tools, forklifts, and construction equipment can all lead to serious injuries both at home and on the job. If your injury occurred at work, you may even be eligible to file a third party workers’ compensation claim.
  • Baby Products and Child Toys – Toys and baby products that are manufactured incorrectly or that fail to adequately warn parents of the dangers can cause significant harm to young children. Defective toys have caused choking injuries, strangulation, crushing injuries, and serious lacerations.

Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit in South Carolina

When you’ve been injured by a defective product, your lawyer will help you identify all of your legal options, so you can choose the one that is best for you. Your attorney will investigate your accident, injuries, and the defective product to help determine if you may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit. In some cases, there may be other cases pending against the same manufacturer and the same defective product. When this occurs, you may be eligible to take part in a class action lawsuit or a multi-district litigation (MDL).

Contact Our South Carolina Product Liability Lawyers Today

If you’ve been injured by a defective product, it is important to know that you are not alone. Our South Carolina product liability lawyers know that injured victims often face an uphill battle when collecting money from large corporations and manufacturers. That’s why we work aggressively from the start to ensure that our clients receive maximum compensation.

Call the Law Offices of F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr. today at (803) 324-7200 (Rock Hill), (803) 289-7202 (Lancaster), (803) 396-5200 (Fort Mill), (864)466-5170 (Union) or fill out our confidential contact form. With offices conveniently located in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Union and Lancaster, we are here when you need us. Call us today for a free case evaluation and let the locals handle it.