Dangerous Products

Defective Product Lawyers Representing Charleston & Nearby Areas of South Carolina

Product manufacturers have a crucial responsibility toward their consumers. They must ensure the goods they produce and sell are safe for consumer use, and that they contain adequate warnings of any inherent dangers. Unfortunately, manufacturers and other parties in the distribution chain sometimes produce a dangerous or defective product that injures consumers. In certain cases, the injured person may be able to pursue compensation and accountability. To find out if you have a defective product claim, please call our experienced South Carolina attorneys – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – at 843-376-5896. We proudly serve Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville and the surrounding areas.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability, also referred to as defective product cases, is the area of our practice that deals with injuries caused by a faulty product. There are many different ways in which a consumer may be injured by a dangerous or defective product, and at the Steinberg Law Firm, we have helped clients whose injuries were caused by:

  • Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products
  • Dangerous Food Products
  • Dangerous Children’s Products and Toys

Taking legal action in any of these circumstances not only provides injury victims with much-needed financial compensation, but it can also help alert others to a very serious, potential threat.

What is Product Liability?

Product liability, also referred to as defective product cases, is the area of our practice that deals with injuries caused by a faulty product. There are many different ways in which a consumer may be injured by a dangerous or defective product, and at the Steinberg Law Firm, we have helped clients whose injuries were caused by:

  • Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products
  • Dangerous Food Products
  • Dangerous Children’s Products and Toys

Taking legal action in any of these circumstances not only provides injury victims with much-needed financial compensation, but it can also help alert others to a very serious, potential threat.

What is a defective product?

Virtually any type of product can be defective or faulty. During your free consultation, our attorneys can determine whether your injury and the type of product qualify. In the past, some of the products that have been the subject of these claims are:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Appliances
  • Medical devices
  • Medications
  • Children’s toys
  • Food products
  • Grill brushes

The only way to know if you have a case is to contact our attorneys.

Three categories of defective product cases

There are three types of defects that product liability claims address:

Design defects. These flaws are present in the very design of the product, before it is made. Even when the product is manufactured accurately and precisely, there will still be a dangerous defect in the final merchandise.

Manufacturing defects. These cases deal with products that are designed properly but manufactured in a flawed manner. Some defect or problem arises as the product is being made.

Marketing defects. These cases deal with the labeling and marketing of a product, including inadequate instructions, insufficient labels or inadequate safety warnings.

Our experienced attorneys can determine if the product that injured you was defective in one of these ways.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

What is a defective product?

Virtually any type of product can be defective or faulty. During your free consultation, our attorneys can determine whether your injury and the type of product qualify. In the past, some of the products that have been the subject of these claims are:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Appliances
  • Medical devices
  • Medications
  • Children’s toys
  • Food products
  • Grill brushes

The only way to know if you have a case is to contact our attorneys.

Three categories of defective product cases

There are three types of defects that product liability claims address:

Design defects. These flaws are present in the very design of the product, before it is made. Even when the product is manufactured accurately and precisely, there will still be a dangerous defect in the final merchandise.

Manufacturing defects. These cases deal with products that are designed properly but manufactured in a flawed manner. Some defect or problem arises as the product is being made.

Marketing defects. These cases deal with the labeling and marketing of a product, including inadequate instructions, insufficient labels or inadequate safety warnings.

Our experienced attorneys can determine if the product that injured you was defective in one of these ways.

PRACTICE AREAS

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

Determining Who is at Fault

There are multiple parties along the chain of production that may ultimately be responsible for defective product injuries. Some of the potentially responsible parties include:

  • Designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers

As a team of experienced lawyers, we have the skills and resources to investigate your case and determine fault. Oftentimes the key to these cases is showing that you were injured as a direct result of the defect. Of course anyone can get injured by a product, simply by using it improperly or in a dangerous manner. A chainsaw is a very dangerous piece of equipment; simply getting injured while using the saw isn’t enough to pursue a product liability claim. Instead, the injury must have arisen because of a defect and while in the normal operation of the device.

Determining Who is at Fault

There are multiple parties along the chain of production that may ultimately be responsible for defective product injuries. Some of the potentially responsible parties include:

  • Designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers

As a team of experienced lawyers, we have the skills and resources to investigate your case and determine fault. Oftentimes the key to these cases is showing that you were injured as a direct result of the defect. Of course anyone can get injured by a product, simply by using it improperly or in a dangerous manner. A chainsaw is a very dangerous piece of equipment; simply getting injured while using the saw isn’t enough to pursue a product liability claim. Instead, the injury must have arisen because of a defect and while in the normal operation of the device.

FREE CONSULTATIONS

We can help you understand your legal options for recovery.

We at the Steinberg Law Firm know that you prioritize the safety of your family and friends, and in the event that one of your loved ones is involved in an accident due to another driver’s mistakes, our Charleston car accident lawyers work to hold the responsible driver legally accountable for the various damages caused.

What Our Clients Say About Us

I am very pleased with my experience

I have, and will continue to recommend The Steinberg Law Firm. They have worked very hard on my behalf.

It is hard to really put in writing how much Tom was there for me

He really did such an unbelievable job. Even when the settlement was made, he returned a text with a call to share in the joy over another medical event we were going through, that had a great outcome. Yes, they really do care.

I would highly recommend them

Enjoyed the fact that every time I called, someone called me back. It made me feel like my case mattered, and that I mattered. They answered all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner.

They will go the extra mile for you

David Pearlman and his staff did an exceptional job on my claim. Mr. Pearlman was honest, patient and steered me in the right direction. A’Riel was always nice and very helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

I would never seek help from any other Firm!

The lawyers and their staff are very professional, caring about your situation! They are one of a kind!Get this Firm behind you and you will never be sorry!

It was a pleasure working with Steven Goldberg and his staff

They were courteous and professional. They maintained regular contact for status reports on my case and provided needed documentation on a timely basis. I would recommend this firm.

Damages in a Defective Product Case

In addition to holding responsible parties accountable, the purpose of a product liability claim is to pursue compensation for the way the injury has affected your life. Compensation awarded in a claim is referred to as “compensatory damages.” When a case is successful, damages may be awarded for some or all of the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages from being unable to work
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Job re-training

Recovery for Damages

Our experienced attorneys work efficiently and passionately to pursue every last penny for our clients. Using all of our resources, we will show each and every way the injury has affected your life and livelihood.

We demonstrate the life-altering effect the injury has had upon a client’s life to judges, juries, mediators or any other interested parties.

Contact The Steinberg Law Firm

If you or a loved one has recently been in an accident that led to mechanical or medical expenses, then contact the car accident lawyers at Steinberg Law Firm today!

Our auto accident lawyers can take care of all the paperwork and legal issues related to the case while you take time to recover from your accident. You can rest and recover with the assurance that your legal affairs are in good hands. You can reach us through this website or by calling 843-720-2800. We serve clients in Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, and the surrounding areas.

When driving on a busy highway, it’s important that everybody on the road keep to a common range of speeds. We all know that a car moving too fast on the highways of South Carolina can cause an auto accident, but it’s easy to forget that cars moving too slowly can be a danger as well. If a car driving the speed limit has its path blocked by a car moving well under the speed limit, it may not be able to slow down in time to prevent a crash.

With this in mind, the South Carolina House of Representatives recently passed a bill meant to encourage slower drivers to stay in the right lane on interstate highways. The bill would add messages to digital roadside signs reminding drivers of this rule.

In South Carolina, cars are required by law to stay in the right lane unless:

  • They are passing a slower car
  • A construction crew has closed the right lane
  • A car or other obstacle is blocking the right lane
  • There is an emergency vehicle parked just off the right lane

In all other cases, South Carolina drivers ought to stay in the right lane, and can pay a price if they don’t. The state Highway Patrol reports that it issued over 1,000 tickets for drivers who were driving below the minimum speed limit, driving in the left lane for no reason, or both. In general, a rear-end collision is blamed on the driver in the back, but if the collision couldn’t be avoided due to a reckless or distracted driver going too slowly, the case may be more complicated.

If you have been in a car accident with a driver who was going below the speed limit and causing an obstruction in the road, contact the auto accident lawyers at Steinberg Law Firm. We can be reached online or by phone at 843-720-2800, and serve clients in Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding communities.