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Proving a Product Liability Claim
Winning a product liability claim doesn’t require demonstrating negligence. However, you do need to establish four key elements to secure compensation successfully. Our team at Bell Legal Group delves into thorough research and utilizes scientific evidence to construct compelling cases.
We can assist you in substantiating the four essential elements of a product liability claim:
Due to these time constraints, it is strongly advisable to reach out to our team at Bell Legal Group promptly following an accident. Neglecting to file before the relevant statute of limitations expires could potentially lead to the forfeiture of your right to initiate a personal injury claim. Our South Carolina personal injury attorneys are available to explain your legal rights thoroughly and offer guidance on the appropriate timing and procedure for pursuing compensation.
How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Lawsuit in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for product liability lawsuits stands at three years. This signifies that you are required to commence the legal proceedings within three years from the date of your injury caused by a faulty product. If the unfortunate event of a fatality occurs due to a defective product, the executor of the deceased’s estate has a three-year window from their passing to initiate a wrongful death claim. However, if a government entity is the defendant, you have a narrower timeframe of two years from the date of harm to file your lawsuit.
The state does incorporate a discovery rule that extends the statute of limitations if your injuries were not immediately apparent. This often occurs in cases involving defective pharmaceuticals, where the adverse effects may not manifest until several years after initial consumption. In such instances, you are granted three years from the date you discovered or should have reasonably discovered your injuries to initiate a claim.