As a product liability lawyer practicing out of Greenville, SC, the Thomas Creech Law Offices represents individuals and families in products liability cases.
Every year thousands of people are hurt by defective and dangerous products. And when a person is hurt because of a defective product, there may be legal remedies available. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, you may have questions about your legal rights. Keep reading below to find information that may help you understand products liability cases.
What is a products liability case?
Products liability law actually involves numerous areas of tort law, including strict liability law, negligence law, and warranty law. And there are usually three types of products liability cases: products that have been defectively designed; products that have been defectively manufactured; and products that contain no or inadequate warnings.
Is a product defective if it does not contain an adequate warning?
Yes, a product may be defective because it lacks an adequate warning about its potential dangers. A product can be very dangerous and yet the manufacturer of the product, despite knowing of the product dangers, failed to warn potential users of those dangers. Sometimes, manufacturers hide and try to cover up the dangers of a product.
Who can be held legally liable for an injury caused by a defective product?
The manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller-or retailer-of the defective product can be held liable under the law for personal injury caused by a defective product. A retailer, even if it did not make the product and only sold the defective product, can be held liable for the sale of a dangerous defective product. A retailer has a responsibility to sell safe products. And once the retailer sells a dangerous product, it can be responsible for what it puts into the marketplace and into the hands of a consumer.
How do I know if I have a defective product case?
An investigation will have to be performed to determine if you have a defective products claim for your injuries. The Thomas Creech Law Offices will perform an investigation to determine if you have a case.
What should I do with the product that has hurt me?
If you or a family member or friend were injured by a product, saving the product and its packaging will help your lawyer investigate a products liability case. However, a product may have been destroyed or substantially damaged in the accident that caused your injury. And that’s o.k. Try to save what you can of the product and let us handle the rest.
What are some types of products that can cause injuries due to defects?
Any type of defective product can cause you personal injury. Read below to see some examples of products or situations that can involve personal injuries caused by defective products.
Children Injured by Defective Products
Children are naturally curious and active and want to play with all kinds of things located within the home. Manufacturers of children’s products know this when they design products meant to be around a child. Many products are dangerous for children to be around. Examples include children’s furniture and various parts of toys, such as small batteries for children’s toys. Children obviously do not understand the dangers associated with products that they are likely to come into contact with everyday. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of products that children are likely to be around know much better than children and parents the dangers that child products can present.
If you’ve been hurt by any defective product, call us today. We’ll investigate to see if you have a case. Greenville, South Carolina product liability lawyer Thomas Creech handles cases of injuries that involve:
- Farm and agricultural equipment:
- Grain bins
- Unsafe construction sites:
- Unsafe equipment
- Improper excavation methods
- Improper materials handling and storage hazards
- Improper traffic control
- Inadequate protective work
- Unsafe means of access and places of work.
- Electrical utilities:
- Contact with power lines
- Other electrical explosions, ignitions and flashes.
- Fire-related accidents:
- In the workplace
- at businesses
- mobile homes
- Contaminated food:
- Foreign objects
- Other bacteria.
- Household and consumer products: Injuries caused by
- Flammable children’s pajamas
- Bunk beds
- Soft bedding
- Child safety gates
- Window blind cords
- E-Cigarettes or E-Cigs
- Drawstrings in children’s clothing
- Youth sporting equipment injuries
- Shopping carts
- Bicycles and tricycles
- Child proof lighters
- Portable electric heaters
- Personal injury occurring in bathtubs and showers
- Personal injury caused by lawnmowers.
- Machine design and guarding:
- Power presses
- Grinding polishing
- Buffing machines
- Woodworking machinery
- Scaffolding cranes
- Recreational equipment:
- Utility vehicles
- Go karts
- BB guns
- Aquatic accidents:
- Swimming pools
- Personal watercraft
- Head injuries caused by defective
- Bicycle helmets
- Football helmets
- Baseball helmets
- Equestrian helmets
- Construction helmets
- Dangerous Drugs
- Defective Medical Devices
- Hip Implant Recalls
Product Liability Lawyer Thomas Creech can get you the compensation you deserve. Contact Us Today!
Even if you’re not sure if you have a product liability case, feel free to call us toll-free at (877) 236-4999. If you don’t know what steps to take next, or if you just want to know the law around product liability, we’ll be happy to give you a free consultation and let you know your legal options. Call us today and let’s talk solutions!