Defective Product Law in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties, SC
The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, helps clients with products liability law in South Carolina.
Victims of injuries caused by a defective product have very clearly defined rights against the manufacturer of the product. The law provides for victims to recover under a strict liability theory, which means that if certain conditions existed at the time of and to cause the injury, then the manufacturer is strictly liable, or responsible for the injury.
The firm works with injured victims to show the court or insurance companies when a strict liability theory holds:
- The product was defective, which made it unreasonably dangerous
- The victim used the product the way it was supposed to be used
- The defect in the product caused the victim's injury
- The victim suffered damages because of the injury
South Carolina Firearms Liability
South Carolina product liability theory applies to almost all products except firearms and ammunition. If a victim is injured by a gun or ammunition, then the burden of proof may be higher for the plaintiff and the law allows for the fact that guns are inherently capable of causing harm.
If you have suffered an injury from a defective firearm or any other product, please contact the law firm immediately for help.