Oklahoma Car Defect and Malfunction Attorneys
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than 6 million car crashes on American roadways each year. Of these accidents, approximately 3 million people are injured and 42,636 killed. Car accidents can have a devastating effect on a person’s lifestyle, whether it causes long-term damages physically, mentally, or fiscally.
When you purchase a vehicle, you expect it to work as intended. In turn, you expect the other vehicles on the road to function properly. When you’re hurt because of a car defect or malfunction, you may suffer serious injuries through no fault of your own. A crash that occurs may otherwise be avoidable, or it may become far more serious than it might have been because of the defect.
If you’re hurt because of a car defect or malfunction, the attorneys at Abel Law Firm can help you claim financial compensation for your injuries. With more than 150 years of combined experience, the Abel Law Firm attorneys are qualified to help you bring a claim for compensation for your injuries. We know the laws governing car defects and product malfunctions in Oklahoma. As dedicated community members, our attorneys are committed to working until you have fair compensation for your injuries. We can help you pursue your rights under Oklahoma law and rebuild your life.
If you have been the victim of an automobile collision, and you believe that a car defect or malfunction was the cause of your accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact the Oklahoma car defect and malfunction attorneys at the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Do I Need an Oklahoma Car Defect and Malfunction Attorney?
Claims involving car defects and malfunctions are based on products liability laws. This is different than an ordinary personal injury claim. In order to bring a successful claim, you need to know the laws that apply and how to pursue your rights using those laws.
Oklahoma car defect and malfunction cases favor accident victims. You may bring a claim for compensation without proving fault. Simply showing that the vehicle or vehicle part had an unreasonably dangerous defect, either due to a design flaw, manufacturing error, or failure to adequately warn users about dangers, can be enough to win your claim. In order to bring a successful claim, it’s important to understand these laws, know what evidence is required, properly fill out all forms, and file them in the right place.
When you try to bring your case on your own, you may make critical errors that can unravel your case. You must plead the right cause of action in order to pursue your claim. If your initial pleadings miss categories of damages, you may not be able to include those losses at all in your claim. Don’t leave it to chance by trying to go it alone. Instead, work with an experienced Oklahoma car defect and malfunction attorney to ensure that you’re doing all the right things in order to reach the result that you deserve.
Why Choose Abel Law Firm to Hande My Car Defect Case?
When you need legal representation because of a car defect case, the attorneys at Abel Law Firm are prepared and determined to help you pursue your claim under Oklahoma law. The Abel Law Firm legal team is fully staffed and equipped to help you recover fair compensation. With more than 150 years of combined experience, our attorneys can help you with any type of legal claim. Our attorneys take each case personally. We work tirelessly in order to ensure that each and every client reaches a fair result. Personal service and attention to detail are what set us apart.
Our leader, Ed Abel, has spent his career collecting accolades for helping deserving accident victims. In 2011, Best Lawyers named him Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year. The Martindale peer review system has awarded Ed Abel their highest rating, and he has been selected as a Super Lawyer each year for the last 11 years. He founded the Abel Law Firm in 1976 in order to directly serve suffering accident victims. He is the past president and chairman of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the Oklahoma Association for Justice. These awards are only a reflection of the outstanding service that the Abel Law Firm lawyers provide for each and every client.
Our legal team takes a personal approach to each case. We get to know you and how your injuries occurred. Our team explores all of the legal avenues to make your case successful. When you choose our legal team, you’re working with dedicated professionals who keep working until you have a check in your hands. It’s a privilege to fight on behalf of car defect and malfunction accident victims. Come experience the difference that the Abel Law Firm legal team provides for each client.
Common Car Defects and Malfunctions
Recently, automotive defects and malfunctions have received substantial media coverage. Unfortunately, while car safety features are more advanced now than ever, manufacturing and design flaws still exist, which can be hazardous for drivers. If you have been injured because of any of the following defects or malfunctions, you may be eligible to receive compensation from the automobile’s manufacturer or distributor:
- Seat belt injuries
- Brake malfunction
- Tire defects
- Airbag defects
- Child car seat defects
- Software defects that result in injuries
- Engine, transmission, belts and hoses defects
There are several ways that a vehicle may be legally deficient under Oklahoma law. If the vehicle has a manufacturing defect, it may be the only vehicle of its kind with that type of problem. When a single vehicle has a defect, and the defect causes an accident, the manufacturer may owe the accident victim compensation. Alternatively, when the vehicle has a poor design that impacts all of the vehicles of the same make and model, the vehicle manufacturer may have legal liability for all of the damages that result because of the design flaws. Lastly, a vehicle manufacturer has the legal obligation to warn drivers about any dangers of the vehicle. If they fail to provide proper instructions, that may be grounds for legal liability for the vehicle manufacturer.
Oklahoma laws provide strong protections for the victims of defective products including car defects and malfunctions. You do not have to prove how or why the manufacturer made a defective product. All you have to show is that you’re a victim of a defective vehicle. All you must show is:
- The vehicle or vehicle part had an unreasonably dangerous defect
- The vehicle or vehicle part was in effectively the same condition as it was when it was first sold
- You were using the vehicle or vehicle part in the intended manner
Whether the defect occurs in the vehicle that you’re driving or in another vehicle in a collision, Oklahoma law operates to provide you fair compensation for your losses.
If you have been the victim of a car defect, you should not have to suffer the consequences alone. The attorneys of Abel Law Firm have the resources and experience needed to help you fight for compensation for any related medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, and, in extreme cases, the wrongful death of a loved one.
A car defect can cause traumatizing injuries. Your life may never be the same. A car accident can be especially frustrating when it occurs because the car manufacturer creates a defective product. Automotive manufacturers should be held accountable for car defects and malfunctions that threaten occupant safety. We know that it’s not easy to be the victim of a car defect or car malfunction. There are laws that protect you. Our legal team wants to help you bring the car manufacturers to justice and secure you the compensation that you deserve.
If you have suffered because of a defect or malfunction, contact the Oklahoma car defect attorneys at the Abel Law Firm to discuss your legal options with a professional. Call (405) 239-7046 today to schedule a case evaluation or use your instant messager to talk about your case right now. Your time to bring a claim is limited. Contact us today to get started.