Helmet Product Liability Claims in South Carolina
Wearing a high-quality helmet is one of the best ways to protect you from serious injuries when you ride on your motorcycle in South Carolina. It’s also one of the most important motorcycle safety tips to follow. However, if your helmet is defective, it may afford you little protection and potentially cause additional injuries. A study completed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 41% of DOT-approved helmets had defects that caused performance failures. If you have suffered severe injuries because of a defective helmet during a bicycle, skateboarding, scooter, or motorcycle accident in South Carolina, The Lovely Law Firm can help you to pursue a claim against the helmet’s manufacturer.
When you wear a helmet, it reduces your risk of suffering traumatic brain injuries and serious head injuries. However, if the helmet does not work properly, it may not prevent you from suffering these types of serious injuries. A product liability claim might allow you to recover compensation for your losses from the manufacturer, designer, and others involved in offering the defective helmet for sale on the market. Helmets must meet specific safety standards. When a helmet fails during a crash, you may have no protection from severe injuries to your brain, head, and face.
Defective product helmet liability claims
Even if your helmet is not defective, you can still suffer head and brain injuries while you are wearing a helmet in an accident in South Carolina. This can make it more difficult to pursue a product liability lawsuit. However, the experienced team at The Lovely Law Firm understands how to investigate these types of cases to determine whether your injuries resulted from a defect in your helmet. If your helmet has been recalled, proving your case may be easier.
When we investigate your case, we will begin by determining whether your helmet was uncertified or if it met safety standards. We will need to show the following things to prevail in your helmet product liability claim:
- There was a design or manufacturing defect.
- Your helmet included improper labels or inadequate warnings.
- You used your helmet as the manufacturer intended.
- You suffered injuries because of the helmet’s defect.
Once we have determined liability, we can then file a lawsuit against all of the parties involved in the chain of production and distribution on your behalf. Since we can handle your claim for you, you can work on recovering from your injuries without worrying about dealing with the insurance companies.
Damages in a helmet product liability case in South Carolina
Injuries in a motorcycle accident that are caused by defective helmets can cause permanent disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, disfiguring facial injuries, paralysis, and spinal cord injuries. These types of severe injuries may cause you to have ongoing medical expenses for years.
Depending on your injuries, we might be able to help you recover the following types of compensation:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future physical therapy and rehabilitation expenses
- Past and future income losses
- Prosthetic devices
- Final expenses in a wrongful death case
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Reduction in the quality of your life
- Loss of consortium or guidance for spouses and children
Get help from The Lovely Law Firm
If your helmet failed during your motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to pursue a claim against the manufacturer and others that contributed to your injuries. Call The Lovely Law Firm at 843.281.7452 to schedule a free evaluation of your claim.
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