Sustaining an injury caused by a defective product often leaves accident victims feeling unsure of where to turn, as it is frequently complicated to even ascertain who is responsible. However, if you’ve been hurt by a defective product, you can speak with a Chesterfield County defective product lawyer right here at our firm who can help determine the best step forward. Contact the Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. today to learn more about how our firm can help you.
Chesterfield County Defective Product Lawyer | Fighting for Injured Consumers
Those who’ve been harmed because of defective products deserve strong legal counsel who has what it takes to stand up to big corporations. Our firm is adept at handling various personal injury claims, including those involving product liability. A Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer here at our firm is just a call or click away.
Product Liability Cases in South Carolina
When a product injures someone, it is usually because a) the product was unsafely designed b) the product was negligently manufactured or c) the product didn’t come with a clear hazard label/instructions on how to and how not to use the product.
If our firm can prove the product failed to account for consumer safety and that there is, in fact, a safer, economically feasible means to design the product without hindering its function, we may win your claim on the grounds of a negligent product design.
If we can prove that the manufacturer took certain actions to cut costs, save time, or otherwise that diverted from the product’s blueprint and caused it to become unsafe, we may also have a valid claim.
Finally, if we can prove that you were hurt because the product did not come with a clear hazard warning that would have prevented your accident from occurring, we should have a valid claim as well.
After you’ve been hurt by a defective product, it may be your first instinct to simply throw the product away. After all, you don’t want it harming anyone else. That said, this is a mistake. If you’ve been hurt by a defective product, it is paramount that you keep the product if you can. Our firm can then use the product itself to prove its defect in your product liability claim.
You should also be sure to immediately call 911 after sustaining an injury, as this should be the quickest way for you to receive emergency medical services. The police will also write up a report of the incident. You should then take pictures of the defective product and preserve it if you can, as well as ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information. Ensure you keep a copy of any medical documentation relating to your injuries and speak with a competent Chesterfield County defective product lawyer right away.
Filing Your Claim
It is critical that you take legal action swiftly, as the statute of limitations for product liability claims, in most cases, is three years. Waiting longer than the three-year statute of limitations generally results in the injured party losing their right to bring a lawsuit against the liable party. This is why it is best to gather up any evidence you may have and give us a call as soon as you can. Once you do, we can assess your case, determine whether you have a claim, and get the ball rolling.
Contact a Chesterfield County Defective Product Lawyer
If you’ve been hurt because of a defective product or the failure to warn, you can rely on us to fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Contact the Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule your free consultation.