Companies that put goods on the market have a duty to consumers to make sure that the products are reasonably safe to be used. Unfortunately, we are constantly hearing about defective products that don’t just fail to work as intended but actually cause injury and death to innocent parties. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or wrongful death due to a dangerous consumer product, the Law Offices of David L. Hood is prepared to help. It’s often difficult to hold a large corporation accountable for harm to an individual. But, by drawing on more than 25 years of knowledge and experience, we are determined to assert your rights and advance your case to a positive conclusion.
To succeed in a products liability case, the lawyer for an injured plaintiff must prove the following elements:
Notice that the law doesn’t require you to have used the product “as intended.” You could have used the product in some alternative way, or even misused the product. But if the manufacturer could have anticipated your particular misuse of the product, you may still be able to obtain compensation.
Generally speaking, there are three categories of product defects:
In most cases, a manufacturer is strictly liable for injuries due to product defects, so a plaintiff does not have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent or that a safer way of producing the product exists.
Large manufacturers resist paying compensation even when their liability for injuries is clear. For this reason, you should only entrust your case to an experienced personal injury attorney with a record of success.
The Law Offices of David L. Hood provides highly responsive counsel and determined advocacy for consumers injured by defective products. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 843-485-0011 or contact our Murrells Inlet office online. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we can come to you.