Hammack Law Firm provides complimentary consultations and evaluations for those who suffered injuries due to a defective product in Anderson County, S.C., and areas nearby. An Anderson product liability lawyer from Hammack Law Firm will speak with you about your legal options today.
Under South Carolina’s product liability and personal injury laws, we may be able to hold the product designer, manufacturer, or distributor responsible for your injuries. You may receive fair compensation for the harm you suffered, including your physical, financial, and psychological damages. You can learn more during a free consultation today.
How Can Hammack Law Firm Hold the Liable Parties Responsible in My Case?
When our lawyers handle any type of personal injury or negligence case, there are generally two ways for us to hold the at-fault party responsible. Both involve securing financial recovery for our client. They are:
- Filing an insurance claim and negotiating a settlement agreement with the insurer
- Filing a civil lawsuit and taking the case to trial for a court award
Most cases do settle, but we investigate and prepare every claim like we are going to court. This allows us to be ready if we need to sue. It also allows us to build a stronger argument for just compensation and then sue to force more from the insurer if they refuse to provide an appropriate offer.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover with My Product Liability Claim?
Our team identifies the damages our client suffered due to their injuries. We document them as a part of the evidence to support their case. This serves as the basis of their insurance claim and plays a key role in determining the value of their case.
The recoverable damages in a product liability claim vary but often include:
- Medical bills and other care costs, current and future
- Lost wages and other income
- Diminished ability to earn a living due to related impairments
- Property damages
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death losses if a family member died from their injuries
For a free legal consultation with a product liability lawyer serving Anderson, call 864-326-3333
Our Team Seeks Justice for Anderson Personal Injury Victims
An Anderson personal injury lawyer from Hammack Law Firm gives each client it represents a lot of time and attention. This includes answering questions, addressing concerns, explaining what to expect, developing their claim, and building a personal relationship with the client. We strive to make each of our clients feel like a friend or family member while seeking justice on their behalf. Past clients have expressed appreciation via Google Reviews for the time we take to care for them and their case.
With each claim we file, our goal is to hold the negligent parties accountable for their carelessness and secure financial compensation for our client. We believe this will help make South Carolina a safer place for everyone. As part of this process, we:
- Investigate what happened
- Identify the parties involved and their roles in causing the incident
- Document our client’s injuries and damages
- Value the claim
- Demand a fair payment from the liable party’s insurer
- Negotiate for an appropriate settlement agreement
Most cases settle, but we do sometimes need to sue the liable party or parties to recover the compensation our clients deserve after an Anderson defective product injury.
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How Can I Prove a Big Corporation Acted Negligently and Caused My Injuries?
When we handle a product liability case in Anderson County, the first thing we do is identify the type of defect that caused the issue. In general, there are three options:
- Defects in design
- Defects in manufacturing
- Breach of warranty
This helps us to understand who may be responsible for what happened. In some cases, the designer, manufacturer, and retailer are all the same company. In others, the product’s designer may have sold it to another company for manufacture or distribution. In general, the liable party is either:
- The company that designed the product
- The product manufacturer
- The distributor or retailer of the product
After we identify the liable party, we will hold them strictly liable in most cases. This means that we do not have to prove when they acted negligently in the process of making the product. We simply need to show they made the product, and it has a defect that hurt our client.
This is especially important because the companies that manufacture some of the most commonly defective products are huge multinational corporations. Four of the most common products we see in these cases include:
- Cars, car parts, and other related components
- Medical drugs and devices
- Appliances and tools
- Toys and other items for babies and children
Sometimes, Hammack Law Firm discovers that our client is one of dozens of consumers who are similarly injured by a product. Product liability claims support the formation of a mass tort, including class action lawsuits or multidistrict litigation. We will discuss this further with you if it applies in your case.
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Timeline for Suing in an Anderson, S.C., Product Liability Case
Most personal injury victims have up to three years to file a lawsuit under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. However, exceptions and unusual circumstances in some cases could alter this timeline. In addition, there are many steps we must take before we know if suing the liable party is necessary or not.
To this end, we need to get to work on investigating an incident and developing a claim as early as possible. This allows us to recover evidence that could disappear or get lost, take our time with the investigation, and work to secure compensation for our client without rushing.
If similar cases seek class status or the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidates the case into a mass tort, it could alter the timeline of your case, as well.
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Speak with a Team Member from Hammack Law Firm Serving Anderson Today
The product liability team from Hammack Law Firm will review your injury case today for free. We want to talk with you about what happened, the injuries you suffered, and the losses you incurred. We represent victims of defective products in Anderson and may be able to help you. We work on a contingency fee basis.
Call 864-326-3333 now to learn more.