Product manufacturers and distributors are liable for the products they create and distribute to the public. All products that could potentially injure or harm consumers must be accompanied by a warning label and proper care instructions. If a product causes unexpected harm, the manufacturer and distributor may be liable for any damages it caused.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective or hazardous product, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. Contact the Oklahoma product liability attorneys of the Abel Law Firm to discuss your legal options. Call (405) 239-7046 today for a free initial consultation.
Types of Product Liability
There are three types of product liability. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be the victim of one or more of the following types of product liability:
- Failure to warn: If a product could potentially cause harm if not used properly, the manufacturer must provide instructions for how to safe usage, as well as warnings about potential dangers.
- Product defect: If a product’s design is inherently dangerous, or prone to malfunction, the designers may be liable for its flaws, as well as any injuries resulting from its defect.
- Manufacturing defect: If a product’s design is safe but it was manufacturer poorly, causing defects, the manufacturer may be liable for subsequent injuries.
If enough consumers sustain injuries because of a product, the manufacturers may have to issue a recall of the product.