Have you been hurt by a product defect?
We trust that the products we buy are safe. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. In 2021, an estimated 11 million people were injured by defective products in the U.S. alone.
What types of devices could I have a claim against?
It’s not uncommon for tires to fail, causing potentially catastrophic damage and injuries. This can occur because of manufacturing defects, tread separation, poor craftsmanship, or faulty installation. The tire manufacturer, vehicle manufacturer, or the technician who installed the tires may be liable for a tire defect that causes injury.
Car and truck defects
When seatbelts, tires, safety systems, brakes, or other critical components of your vehicle fail, they can lead to serious or even deadly consequences to motorists.
Far too often, consumer products we use every day—appliances, toys, tools, electronics, and more—aren’t designed properly, don’t come with proper instructions or warnings, or are inherently unsafe.
Improperly designed, poorly tested, or improperly implanted medical devices—from pacemakers to back stimulators—are a serious threat to those who rely on them.
Despite rigorous safety standards, some medications are released to the public despite being potentially harmful. This could mean that they were carelessly produced, and contain dangerous substances. Or, they could have harmful side effects that the manufacturer never disclosed.
In any case, unsafe drugs can cause serious harm if left on the market.
Who is liable for product defects?
When a vehicle, consumer product, medical device, or medication causes harm due to a defect, there are many parties who may be responsible, including:
- The product’s designer or manufacturer
- The facility where the product was manufactured
- The seller from whom you bought the product
- Any other parties involved in distributing the product
- Any party involved in marketing the product
To show that a party is liable in a product defect case, consumers will typically need to show that the product had a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or a marketing defect.
Do I have a claim?
If a loved one has experienced elder abuse at the hands of a care provider, they may be entitled to compensation.
When should you call an attorney?
Right away. If you’re concerned that a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse, contact Williams & Williams. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner we can begin building a case to get you and your loved one the compensation you deserve.
How can Williams & Williams help?
We’ll help you gather medical records, witness statements, and anything else we need to build a case for your friend or family member.
Our skilled trial lawyers will listen, learn the details of your accident and how it’s affect you, and build a persuasive case on your behalf to help bolster your claim.
Since 1936, we’ve recovered millions in damages for clients in Orangeburg County and across South Carolina. We will relentlessly advocate for your full and fair compensation.
What will it cost for Williams & Williams to handle my case?
We operate on a contingency fee, which means we don’t charge anything unless you recover damages.
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