Columbia Product Liability Lawyers

Buying a new product shouldn’t have to be accompanied by weighing the potential injury risks it may pose to you and your family. Unfortunately, far too many of the products available to consumers today carry significant safety hazards, causing unsuspecting people to suffer from debilitating injuries and illnesses. In fact, consumers who have suffered harm as a result of a product they purchased frequently have to deal with a range of consequences, from the costs of medical treatment and lost income to, in the worst of circumstances, life-threatening physical trauma.

In light of the serious challenges that the victims of dangerous or defective products often face, product liability laws allow consumers to hold the manufacturers of these products accountable for their negligence in producing an unsafe product and the harm it causes victims. For the many people in Columbia who we at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, know have suffered unduly as a result of a defective product, these laws can provide a much-needed opportunity to get justice and financial compensation.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

After you experience the harm that a faulty product can bring, it might be unclear what to do next. You might not know what kind of compensation you might be entitled to or how to obtain it. You might not even know if you have a strong case. A lawyer can help answer these questions and more. They can evaluate your case, gather evidence, and help you get the financial compensation you deserve.

To seek justice for injuries or property damage caused by a defective product, you might sue the manufacturer, retailer, or distributor, depending on the details of your situation. Consulting legal counsel can help you determine which is the best approach for you and which will get you the compensation you deserve. Experienced lawyers, like ours at Goings Law Firm, LLC, should know the specifics of South Carolina’s laws and have prior experience to guide them in approaching your case.

Many manufacturers or retailers have large groups of aggressive corporate lawyers at their disposal. These teams might try to intimidate you into settling for less than you deserve. You should not have to face these powerful companies and their lawyers alone. You need someone on your side who will stand up for your interests. A lawyer can gather evidence, seek out other victims, and contact witnesses to build you a strong case. They can fight aggressively on your behalf to ensure that these companies are held accountable for their negligence and that you get justice.

Why Choose Goings Law Firm, LLC?

When approaching a product liability lawsuit, it’s important that you have someone on your side that you trust. Having a good lawyer can make the difference between winning compensation and walking away empty-handed. We know that there are a number of firms that you could choose in the Columbia area, but none are as dedicated or as capable as our team at Goings Law Firm, LLC.

Goings Law Firm, LLC has been proudly serving Columbia and its residents for many years now. Through our work, we have helped many members of the community seek justice for their injuries and property damage by recovering millions of dollars in compensation. We have gotten results because we believe in honest hard work and in putting our clients first. We understand that this may be a difficult time for you. We want to do everything that we can to make the trial process as seamless as possible so that you can focus on recovering. We will always keep your interests at the forefront of our minds when fighting passionately on your behalf.

Our firm has received a number of awards for our proud dedication to our clients. We have been honored by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the South Carolina Association for Justice, and the American Society of Legal Advocates—just to name a few. We also rank at the top in client satisfaction. In fact, we have earned a 10/10 rating from client reviews on Avvo. Contact one of our experienced lawyers today to see how we can help you.

What Does the Law Say?

According to South Carolina’s state laws regarding product liability, the seller is at fault if:

  • They sell their product in a defective condition that poses a potential danger to its user
  • They sell their product knowing it is defective
  • Their defective product causes injury to the consumer or user
  • Their defective product causes property damages

In any of the cases above, the producer is legally responsible for damages or injury. The consumer is entitled to compensation for the danger the producer put them in. Even if you are not the person who bought the product or the person who was using the product directly, if you were affected by its malfunction, you are entitled to compensation.

South Carolina law does, however, state that if you knew the product was defective and purchased or used it anyway, the seller is not at fault and you will not be able to obtain compensation.

Product Liability Lawsuits

The impact that a dangerous or defective product can have on a person’s life can be devastating. You might face financial consequences, such as medical bills, lost wages, or property damages. You may also have to come to terms with a physical injury or even the loss of a loved one. However, a product liability claim can help to alleviate some of the challenges that victims may be facing.

Some of the most common types of product liability claims that people pursue include:

  • Pharmaceuticals: Medications are meant to help you get better, not worsen your health. Defective medication might lead to further medical issues and medical bills that you do not deserve.
  • Defective household appliances: Things like microwaves, washing machines, and refrigerators are staples of modern life. They are so widely used that we would not expect them to bring us harm, but in some cases they do.
  • Toxic Food Products and Containers: Ingesting toxins and chemicals is particularly harmful to your health. If you have been exposed to toxins through your food or containers, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Dangerous Childcare Products and Toys: Children are particularly susceptible to harmful chemicals or toxins. There are also many choking hazards that are associated with faulty toys or products. Any negligence on the part of the seller that puts a child’s life at risk is unacceptable.
  • Defective Vehicles: There are already many dangers when driving. Adding faulty brakes or defective wheels, for example, only puts your life even more at risk. Sellers need to be held accountable for putting you and other drivers in danger.
  • Manufacturing Defects: Manufacturing defects occur when there is a problem during the production of the product. When the product is assembled incorrectly, it can cause serious injuries to users.
  • Design Defects: Design defects occur when the actual design of the product contains a problem. Even if a product with a design defect is assembled perfectly, it will still be dangerous. Design defects will affect every product sold, so class action lawsuits may be possible in these cases.
  • Defective Implants, such as defective hips or knees: Defective implants can lead to further injury and can majorly worsen your health. You’ve already paid a lot of money on the surgery to get these implants; you should not have to pay any more to get them replaced.

Though filing a product liability claim for these or other issues does not guarantee compensation from the manufacturer, distributor, or producer, having a lawyer’s help can provide a victim with an advantage in this situation. If you are successful, not only will you gain justice for your own incident, but you might prevent others from being injured in the future.

Talk to a Product Liability Attorney in Columbia

If you have suffered injuries resulting from a dangerous or defective product, our attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, believe that you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences on your own. The medical bills, lost wages, or property repairs you might be facing can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, with our help, you may be able to hold the manufacturer liable for their actions and get the compensation you need to begin recovering and moving on with your life. Call us at (803) 350-9230 today.

What Clients are saying

100 stars! Mr. Goings and his staff did an amazing job in handling my case! They were with me every step of the way and made sure my case was handled with my best interest at heart! The process could not have been any easier. I am forever grateful to Mr. Goings and his team. South Carolina’s best attorney!

- Tiffany AL

Robert is the best attorney ever… you need legal representation. .. he is the one to go to.

- Jason D

After representing me after I fell down the stairs at work and injured my back, I would recommend the Goings Law Firm to handle any personal injury matter. Robert and Jessica made me feel like my case mattered to them and that my goals were their goals. They were tireless advocates for me yet they were also willing to be upfront and honest in their assessments of my options going forward. I never felt pressured to choose one course of action over the other. They treated my case like their own.

- Anonymous

Mr. Goings is an outstanding attorney. Dealing with a personal injury case can be frustrating and quite stressful. Mr. Goings and his office took care of my case with the upmost compassion and professionalism. They treated me like family. Mr. Goings is hard-working and determined to fight for his clients’ rights. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.

- Anonymous

When I looked for an attorney for my bad car accident, I read the reviews for the Goings Law Firm. This firm had great reviews so I contacted them. Thankfully, Mr. Goings took my case and fully explained the process to me and he took the worry out of my mind. Before hiring him, I tried to settle my case with the insurance company on my own, but I was low balled- Mr. Goings and his office got me a lot more than I ever imagined. A big thanks to his office!

- Anonymous

The Goings Law Firm went above and beyond assisting me after a serious auto accident. Robert Goings and Katie Gould were thorough and kind explaining every step of the process to me, sometimes more than once. Robert was persistent and professional making sure that we received the highest allowable compensation from all parties. I could not have been more pleased with the overall outcome.

- Car Accident Client

It has been a great experience having you represent my family as Our Attorney. I have learned a lot, and have come to understand the importance of good counsel. You and your team are the best. You guys are officially our family Law Firm. Thanks Robert.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for Robert Goings, and his amazingly talented team at Goings Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Goings was always genuinely concerned about my health, and overall well-being, was instrumental in recommending the best medical treatment plan for my injury, and most importantly, he treated me as if I were family. Mr. Goings was extremely attentive to every detail regarding my case, and he executed professional results and recovery, well beyond my greatest expectation.

- Slip and Fall Client

Robert Goings was my lawyer when I was in a terrible car accident caused by a drunk driver. I would not be where I am today without Robert and his staff. He worked very hard for me and was with me from the beginning to the end. He stuck to his word and got me the compensation that I deserved. I really appreciate what Robert and his office has done for me.

- Personal Injury Client

Mr. Goings worked tirelessly to resolve my husband’s case, despite the fact my husband wasn’t always the best client, and we still ended up with the best possible outcome because, in my opinion, we had the best attorney. Robert Goings is a professional, caring, experienced attorney with an amazing paralegal, Katie, and a wonderful support staff. If you need legal representation, The Goings Law Firm is the only call you need to make.

- Personal Injury Client

Mr. Goings stood up for my Constitutional Rights. He is a not your typical lawyer and you can trust him like a friend. His staff is very friendly, accommodating, and helpful throughout the entire process.

- Anonymous

Mr. Goings welcomed me in as family, he kept in contact with me about my case all the way to the end.. He works very hard to get justice.. Him and his team is very polite and hard workers.. He deserve more then 5 stars if I had to do it all over again he would be the call.. If anyone is looking for a personal injury lawyer he would be the right person to call don’t hesitate to call.. I thank him and his staff so much for everything they have done for me.

- Personal Injury Client

Hands down one of the BEST attorneys in the state!! Robert Goings exceeded all of my expectations. He welcomed me and my daughter with open arms and he kept me informed every step of the way. I knew exactly what was going on in my case and I really like that about him. His entire staff was awesome and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. I guarantee you, you will be very pleased with Mr. Goings. Honestly, he definitely deserves more than 5 stars!!

- Personal Injury Client

After being rear ended in a car accident, I needed help navigating the insurance settlement. Having never needed the services of an attorney, I was very anxious about the whole process. Robert Goings & his staff were excellent to work with; at no point did I question my decision or feel that we would achieve anything less than the best possible settlement. I would never hesitate to recommend him to family, friends or strangers!

- Car Accident Client

Goings Law Firm was very helpful and patient with me. Goings Law Firm educated me about the legal side of things and help me understand my case. I would recommend Goings Law Firm to anyone.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Mr. Goings was caring and professional during a very difficult time in my life. I was faced with the sudden loss of my mother in a car accident, and Robert took the time to talk to me and check up on me throughout the duration of the case. I applaud his sensitivity and willingness to go the extra mile. I would recommend his firm to anyone that wants the best legal representation in South Carolina!

- Personal Injury Client

Robert and his staff have gone above and beyond, they are absolutely amazing at what they do. I would definitely call his office again if the need should arise.

- Workers’ Comp Client

I highly recommend Robert Goings! He is absolutely incredible!!! I had suffered from a dog bite injury and Robert went above and beyond to have me taken care of. He is extremely personable, I never felt like a “client”. He and his staff treated me as well as my family with genuine kindness. I am blessed to have had him take such great care of me and my case.

- Dog Bite Client

He was very kind and knowledgeable. He gave me status updates in a timely matter. I was VERY pleased.

- Personal Injury Client