Holding Manufacturers Accountable for Defective Product

With technology being such a huge part of our lives. It is very important that before a product is released the marketplace, manufacturers ensure their product is safe. Manufactures have to take the right measures to ensure there are no defects and that the product includes appropriate warnings and/or instructions. Product manufacturers and suppliers have a legal obligation to protect consumers from unreasonable harm, they can be held accountable if the product defect leads to an injury or death.

On May 7, 2016 40-year-old Joshua D. Brown, was in Williston, Florida when the cameras on his Tesla failed to distinguish the reflection of the brightly lit sky from the white side of a tractor-trailer that was making a turn. The brakes on his tesla did not automatically activate causing the tesla to strike the truck and then hitting a telephone pole that was a quarter mile down the road. When the ambulance and firefighters arrived at the scene it was too late Mr. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

In a wrongful death case such as this one the surviving family members of the deceased may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer or supplier of the product to collect damages for medical bills, loss of companionship and other damages. Proving that the manufacturer or similar entity is responsible for the individual’s death can involve the assistance of doctors, engineers, experts, and other professionals who have a thorough understanding. At The Mace Firm we have experienced wrongful death attorneys who have established relationships with experts and professionals who would ensure that each one of the claims have a strong foundation. Our attorneys would help you through these very difficult times to ensure that the death of your loved one is compensated. Wrongful death lawsuits help survivors recover monetary damages that cover their financial and emotional losses after the loss of a loved one and our attorneys at The Mace Firm will be there to help you every step of the way.

Wrongful Death actions in South Carolina

Michael Wayne Perritt, 43, has pleaded guilty to the charge of reckless homicide which resulted in the death of 63 year old, Margaret Robbins. On July 1, 2015 Perritt was driving 60 mph on U.S. 501 in a 45 mph zone when he lost control of his vehicle. Perritt’s vehicle traveled across the median into the opposite lane where he then struck Robbins vehicle head on. Robbins passed away at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center on July 17, 2015 due to the injuries sustained from the accident. Perritt was sentenced on March 23, 2016 to three years in prison and is currently incarcerated at J. Reuben Long Detention Center according to WMBF News. The family of Margaret Robbins is now left dealing  with the pain of losing her due to the wrongful actions of Michael Perritt.

The death of a loved one is a profound and horrible event. At times like this it is very hard to think straight and rational about what the next step is. At our firm we are experienced in helping familiess and we have developed a unique ability to help them in this great time of need. The law in a wrongful death case in South Carolina states that whenever the death of a person shall be caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of another and the act, the party is entitled to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof,  the person who would have been liable, if the death had not ensued, shall be liable to an action for damages. If your family has recently lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is best to contact a wrongful death attorney to discuss your legal options. The Mace Firm wrongful death attorneys understand how difficult of a process this can be for the family members involved. To ease this burden,we offer our personal relationship and support to assist them in any way that we can. If you or a loved one is considering filing a wrongful death action. Please contact one of our wrongful death lawyers  today for a free consultation.