If You Have Been Injured By A Defective Product, You Need To Hire A Lawyer Immediately

Svalina Law Firm has represented injured parties in products liability cases for over 40 years. Attorney Samuel "Sammy" Svalina understands that in order to have a products case, the product must be preserved immediately. It is difficult to have a products liability case without the product, such as a car, defective appliance, or any other type of object that may be defective. It is important to have an expert review the product to look for any defects, warnings or recalls that may be on the product.

Whether a product is used at home, at work, during recreation or in any other aspect of life, we all rely on designers and manufacturers to provide us with a safe product that is free of defects. If there is inherent risk in the use of the product, the manufacturer is obligated to warn of these risks.

In order to pursue a products liability lawsuit, you must be able to prove that you have been injured, became ill or suffered in some other way as a direct result of use of a product. You must show that you were using the product in the manner it was intended to be used, and that the product was defective or did not sufficiently warn of risks.

We serve clients throughout Beaufort County and surrounding counties, including Jasper, Hampton, Allendale and Colleton counties from our offices in Beaufort and Bluffton.

As you can see, products liability cases are complex. Even strong cases with clear evidence pose challenges for injury lawyers who have limited experience pursuing products liability claims. Svalina Law Firm is among the most established personal injury firms in South Carolina. We have successfully represented a number of clients in products liability cases.

The Three Types Of Products Liability Lawsuits

Generally speaking, products liability lawsuits fall into one of three categories:

  • Defective design — The product features a design element that makes it dangerous in some fashion
  • Defective production — A product defect is the result of a flaw by its manufacturer. Other products of the same design that do not have the manufacturer's defect are safe.
  • Failure to warn — A product that is inherently unsafe because it features dangerous parts that make the product useful (like sharp blades) did not come with adequate warnings or instructions for the safe use of the product.

Although many personal injury cases are resolved without the need to go to trial, it is critical to enlist the services of an attorney who has proven capable of taking cases to trial and prevailing for their clients. Product manufacturers employ high-salaried attorneys who will fight products liability lawsuits, particularly if the claimant's legal representation is inexperienced in court.

Attorney Samuel "Sammy" Svalina has tried more than 50 cases to a jury verdict, a substantial number given that most personal injury cases are resolved through negotiations. Sammy's meticulous preparation of cases and his reputation as an accomplished litigator allow him to negotiate for settlements from a position of strength.

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