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Unsafe and inherently dangerous products can seriously injure you.

People interact with hundreds of products every day - from their coffeemaker to cars, from electric vacuum cleaners to glass doors. As consumers, we trust the makers of these products with our safety without ever thinking about the consequences. Unfortunately, our faith is sometimes misplaced. Many of the products we trust can lead to injuries through malfunction, defect, or incomplete documentation.

Unsafe Products Surround You…

Millions of products are injured by products they buy in stores every day. When this occurs, you need an experienced lawyer to help you receive the money you deserve for medical bills and other damages. A report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) concluded that the in the United States alone, nearly 26,000 people die, and more than 33 million people are injured, from consumer products we use at home: canister sprays, bed mattresses, furniture, appliances, and most especially – cleaning supplies. By merely using these products, you may have unknowingly exposed you or your family to dangers that were completely unexpected. Product liability generally falls into one of three categories:

  • 1. Manufacture defects
  • 2. Design defectives
  • 3. Inadequate warnings or instructions

…In the Home

Our product liability attorneys understand the many hidden dangers found in and around the home. For example:

  • Non-stick cookware – when used at high temperatures these common household products can release toxic gasses that research has shown to cause cancer, internal organ failure, or many other illnesses.

  • Air Fresheners – although used to remove odors, some air freshener products have been reported to contain dangerous ingredients that can lead to birth defects and reproductive problems.

  • Bed Mattresses – these everyday household items are notoriously dangerous given the components used to waterproof baby mattresses and changing pads, for the toxic additives used in their manufacturing, and more.

  • Clothes’ Dryers – failing to clean the lint filter in your dryer is just one way this everyday household appliance can be dangerous. A report by the CPSC found that over 14,500 dryer fires are caused by clogged lint filters every year.

  • Swing sets with a cracked chains,

  • Cough syrup that contains poisonous substances,

  • Mopeds that are missing its brake pads,

  • and more.

…Personal Items

Even personal items can be unsafe and harmful to you or your family. The clothing we wear may contain dangerous chemicals. Our exercise equipment can be dangerous in numerous ways. Even the hair dryer we use daily can cause serious injury or death.

  • Children’s clothes – the very items you place on your child’s body are frequently recalled for their potential danger. For an up-to-date recall list, you can visit Parents.com.

  • Exercise Equipment – exercise machines, walking and running devices, and even fitness balls pose a significant risk of personal injury.

  • Hair dryers – these common household products have been reported to cause fires, electrocutions, and death.

…While Having Fun

Recreational products including bicycles, ATV’s, and other sporting equipment can be unsafe. Successful product liability cases have been brought against various manufactures’, including:

  • ATV’s – the products can hurl riders violently to the ground, and they have been the object of a long list of recalls due to fire hazards and possible explosions.

  • Bicycles – these products may have design defects, or the documentation may not have been included when you bought the bike.

  • Football helmets are frequently on recall lists for its roll in head and/or spinal cord injuries.

  • Dart games – significant design flaws can result in serious injuries.

  • Guns – the accidental discharge of a firearm can (of course) have devastating consequences.

At the Bostic Law Firm, our product liability attorneys will be your advocate if you or a family member is the victim of a defective product. Do not delay to contact our Charleston defective products attorneys who have the skill and experience needed to help you pursue justice for injuries caused by faulty products. We are confident in representing clients who have been injured by a wide range of defective products, including:

  • Electronics
  • Safety equipment
  • Braking systems on automobiles
  • Faulty airbags
  • Exploding tires
  • Overheating coffee makers

If you have been injured by a faulty product, it is important to explore your options for pursuing compensation. Our staff offers you the advice you need to understand the strength of your case, the compensation you may be entitled, and the options that you have to pursue justice.

We Will Pursue Every Available Avenue

To build your case for compensation, our staff will conduct a thorough investigation of the events leading to your injuries. We will explore the history of the product in question to determine if other issues exist or if the product has malfunctioned in other similar situations.

Any evidence of a product defect, or of the manufacturer’s knowledge of a problem, will be used to negotiate a settlement to cover your medical bills or other losses. If a settlement cannot be reached, our experienced litigation attorneys will take your case to court to pursue a judgment in your favor. In short, we will not rest until we have helped you explore every avenue during your pursuit of compensation.

Contact our office online or call 1-888-571-2525 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific concerns with one of our defective product injury lawyers.