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Whalen Montalvo

Greenville Product Liability Lawyer

When you walk out of a store with a product, or purchase one online, you expect that product to work as it was intended. You also do not expect a consumer product to be defective and cause you injuries. But that is what happens in many cases when a product is purchased by innocent consumers who have been injured while properly using a product.

If you have been injured by a defective product, you deserve compensation for your injuries. You may have high medical bills or injuries that can affect your ability to work. A competent and experienced Greenville product liability lawyer will fight for your rights as a consumer to help you get what you deserve. No one should purchase a product from a supposed reputable company and then get injured because the product wasn’t made properly.

The Greenville product liability lawyers at Whalen Montalvo understand what you are experiencing and will fight the manufacturers for compensation. You shouldn’t have to do it alone. Our product liability lawyers know how to get the job done so that you are made whole from your injuries.  Give us a call today at (864) 770-7710 for a free  initial consultation.

Choose Whalen Montalvo As Your Greenville Product Liability Lawyer

Why Choose Us

We know that there are many product liability lawyers to choose from in Greenville. But you will want to hire one that knows the ins and outs of the law and has won cases or reached fair settlements in the past. You want Whalen Montalvo.  Here are some reasons why our law firm should be your choice:

  • We are South Carolinians.
  • As earnest attorneys, we work hard to get results. Take a look at our client reviews.
  • We have won numerous awards, such as inclusion in the South Carolina 2021 Legal Elite and in the Irish Legal 100.
  • Your initial consultation is free, and we work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless you get compensated through a settlement or a jury trial.
  • We fight with the insurance companies, so you can take care of yourself and recover from your injuries.

Choosing a product liability lawyer can sometimes be a daunting task, but not when you consider Whalen Montalvo. Let us handle your case and fight for your rights.  Don’t delay. Call us today at (864) 770-7710 for a free consultation.

What Our Product Liability Lawyers Can Do For You

You may think that you can handle your product liability case on your own. While you can, it is important to have an experienced and dedicated product liability attorney fighting for you. The defendant will likely have deep pockets and will hire top lawyers. We know the law and how to use it to make sure you get paid for your injuries.  We will help you by . . .

  • Sitting down with you during the initial consultation and looking over your case and injuries.
  • Estimating how much you can possibly receive as compensation for your injuries.
  • Collecting evidence from the defective product, and taking pictures of your injuries. This is a critical piece in proving your claim.
  • Going over all of your medical records and speaking to the doctors and other medical professionals about your case.
  • Hiring necessary expert witnesses to show that the product was defective and how the accident could have been prevented.
  • Discussing your claim with the opposing parties and their insurance companies. It is imperative that you not speak to the insurance company on your own, as they may use anything you say against you in settlement negotiations and a trial.
  • Bringing your case to trial if a fair settlement can’t be reached.

Hiring a competent Greenville product liability attorney could mean the difference between not getting any compensation and achieving a fair settlement to make you whole again. As soon as you are able, you should call an attorney to discuss your case.  The product liability attorneys at Whalen Montalvo can help.  Give us a call at (864) 770-7710.

Defective Products Can Cause Major Injuries

While any defective product can cause serious injuries, there are some that are more common than others. Some of the defective products that often cause injuries are:

  • Appliances
  • Children’s toys
  • Medical devices
  • Medication (over-the-counter and prescription)
  • Cars and car parts
  • Foods and beverages
  • Furniture
  • Heavy machinery.

These are only a few of the types of products that, if defective, can cause severe injuries that can change your life forever. If you have been injured by a defective product, call our product liability attorneys today.

Who Could be Responsible For Your Product Liability Injuries?

If you were injured due to a defective product, there are certain parties that can be held liable for your injuries. It is important to look at the following when it comes to getting paid for your injuries:

  • The manufacturer – This is the company that puts together the product that is eventually sold. Manufacturers may have assembled the product incorrectly or labeled it in such a way that it caused you to become injured.
  • The designer – This is the company that created the product and put together the specifications for the product. There could be a design error that caused you to be injured and the designer could potentially be a defendant in a product liability case.
  • The distributor – When the product is moved from the manufacturer to the seller, it can become dangerous. Products may become defective if not stored correctly or they could become defective during the move.
  • The retailer – If a retailer sells a dangerous or defective product, they can be held liable. Retailers have a responsibility to sell safe products to their customers.

You Can Recover Damages For Your Product Liability Injuries

When you speak to one of our lawyers, we will discuss the numerous damages claims that you can bring against those responsible for your injuries. Some of the types of damages that you can pursue include the following:

  • Medical Costs – This includes any out-of-pocket expenses associated with your injuries, such as co-payments, hospital visits, tests and procedures that are not covered by your insurance, and after-care services like in-home nursing visits.  Keep track of all of your medical expenses and provide the information to your attorney at your initial consultation.
  • Work Wages – If you miss work because of injuries suffered from a defective product, you should be compensated for lost wages. You could get paid for future wage losses as well, if you are not able to return to work. These damages can also include future earning power and lost bonuses or retirement contributions.
  • Pain and Suffering – You may also get compensation for emotional and physical pain and discomfort experienced after an accident.
  • Property Damage – If any part of your property is damaged at the time of the accident (such as kitchen damage as a result of a defective appliance), you can receive compensation.

Whalen Montalvo Answers Your Important Questions

Each case we see is different in its own way.  However, there are certain frequently asked questions that we get from our clients that we thought we would share:

How long do I have to file a product liability claim in Greenville?

The statute of limitations for filing a product liability claim in South Carolina is three years from the date of the injury. This deadline is extremely important, as your case will be thrown out if it is filed after that time.

The Insurance company called me to discuss my claim. What should I say to them?

You should not discuss any specifics about your claim with insurance companies. Anything you tell them can be used against you at trial or during settlement negotiations. Refer them to your attorney.

Should I throw out the defective product?

No. You should keep the defective product in a safe place, along with any packaging and instructions. If the product has been damaged, save as much as you can.

Shouldn’t I be warned of any product dangers?

Absolutely.  If the manufacturer, designer, or retailer does not warn you of the potential dangers of a product, you can use that as evidence of negligence to make them liable for the defective product.

Do I really need a lawyer for my product liability case?

Technically, no. But trying to negotiate with the insurance company on your own can be devastating to your claim. Insurance companies hire top-notch attorneys, and you should have the same in your corner. Since we do not collect a fee unless you receive compensation, why wouldn’t you hire a skilled product liability attorney?

Call Whalen Montalvo Today To Get Started

Injuries suffered because of someone else’s negligence can leave you afraid and stressed. At Whalen Montalvo, we are here to relieve you of that burden about deciding what to do. Our experience and care for our clients will help you start the process of your getting compensated for your injuries.  Don’t let the negligence of others ruin your life.  Call us today at 864-770-7710  for a free consultation.

James M. Whalen

I grew up right here in Greenville, South Carolina. Following highschool, I attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where I was an NCAA Scholar-Athlete for the Rhodes Lynx soccer program.

I completed my law degree at University of South Carolina School of Law, where I was on the mock trial team and an editor for the Journal of Law and Education. Following graduation, I served as a judicial law clerk for Senior Judge Robert H. Hodges, Jr. on the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. My experience in D.C. trial courts solidified my desire to become a trial lawyer.
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