Oklahoma City Product Liability Lawyer
Improvements in shipping technology and globalization have allowed consumers to choose from a wider array of products than ever before. The increase in product availability is a positive development in many ways, but it also has drawbacks. For example, many of us now buy products without considering where they were made or how closely their production was overseen.
Poorly designed or built products can pose a serious hazard to thousands, if not millions, of consumers. If such a product has harmed you or a loved one, you may deserve compensation for your losses. To discuss your legal options with an experienced Oklahoma City product liability lawyer, call the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046.
Why Do I Need a Product Liability Attorney?
Product liability cases can be complicated. To receive compensation, an injured party must show that a defective product posed an unreasonable danger, ultimately leading to an injury. Given this complexity, choosing the right attorney can be the most important step in ensuring you get the proper recovery and care you deserve for the unfortunate injury you sustained due to a defective product. At the Abel Law Firm, we will handle the complex legal issues and fight for you to ensure you get the maximum compensation.
Why Choose the Abel Law Firm?
The six practicing attorneys at Abel Law Firm have over 130 years of combined legal experience. In product liability actions, the big companies responsible for defective products have lawyers with pedigree and experience defending these sorts of cases. Fortunately, at Abel Law Firm, we use our extensive experience in product liability actions to fight for you and take on the big company lawyers. Our results speak for themselves. Among our many successful cases, we helped one client obtain $12,800,000 for a defective product marketed by Black & Decker. We helped another individual get $5,000,000 from a big company for marketing a deadly medication. Furthermore, we have helped other clients get settlements of $1,850,000, $875,000, $750,000, and $700,000. We take pride in the hard work we provide and the just compensation we obtain for our clients. Contact Abel Law Firm today, and we will fight hard to ensure you receive the proper compensation for your injury.
Common Product Defects
The legal doctrine of product liability holds companies responsible for any injuries their faulty products cause to consumers. You may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit if you have been affected by any of the following product defects:
- Dangerous Pharmaceutical Products
- Toxic Food Products and Containers
- Dangerous Childcare Products and Toys
- Manufacturing Defects
- Design Defects
Our team of qualified Oklahoma defective product lawyers thoroughly understands the law and effective legal strategies. We can join you as you fight for justice.
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 safe usage and 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 and any injuries resulting from its defect.
- Manufacturing defect: If a product’s design is safe, but it was manufactured poorly, causing defects, the manufacturer may be liable for subsequent injuries.
If enough consumers sustain injuries from a product, the manufacturers may have to issue a recall.
Recognizing Product Defects
You may be able to benefit from a product liability claim if a product of any kind has injured you and the following apply:
- You were using the product as directed or in a reasonable manner when the injury occurred
- A product defect directly caused your injuries
- You have suffered significant harm because of your injuries
- The product is unaltered between the time you purchased it and used it
If you believe you have grounds for an Oklahoma product liability claim, Abel Law Firm can provide the guidance and representation you need.
Frequently Asked Questions
If a defective product has caused you harm, you may be eligible to take action against the manufacturer, the distributor, and the store that sold the product. Every supply chain member may share some liability for what happened to you. Of course, the merit of your case depends on many factors, so be sure to talk to an experienced Oklahoma City injury lawyer immediately to discuss your rights and options. If you have questions, we are always available to answer them. Read a few of our frequently asked questions below, and contact us at (405) 239-7046 as soon as you can.
What is a product liability action?
We expect manufacturers and retailers to provide consumers with safe working products in Oklahoma. The law in Oklahoma aims to prevent the marketing of defective products, and if a defective product injures someone, the law ensures that the injured party will get full recovery from the company which marketed it. Product defects can come in many forms. For instance, a product may have a defective design, or it may have defective warnings. Given all the safeguards that large companies should have to avoid these defects, it is only fair that those responsible for providing a defective product pay for the injuries they inflict on innocent individuals.
A product liability action requires the injured party to show the following:
- The product caused the injury
- The product was defective
- The defect in the product presented an unreasonable danger to the injured party
At Abel Law Firm, we will use our experience in product liability lawsuits to help you show that the defective product posed an unreasonable danger and injured you so that you can receive the compensation that you are owed.
Who is eligible to sue?
A product liability action is designed to give just compensation to the product’s consumer. This does not mean that the injured party must have purchased the product themselves to have a cause of action. Specifically, the injured party could be anyone who used the product. This includes someone who was using an employer-owned product or a product that was received as a gift.
Under Oklahoma law, bystanders injured by a defective product can also recover. The injured individuals may sue the seller, manufacturer, retailer, processor, assembler, or any other party processing or distributing a defective product. Oklahoma law clearly states that those injured by a defective product should be able to recover from those who profited from the product and those who have the power to minimize the risk of marketing a defective product. However, the injured party must bring the suit within two years of the injury. To meet this deadline, call Abel Law Firm as soon as possible, and we will handle your case with the compassion and expertise necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.
Can I recover compensation for an injury I sustained because I did not know the dangers of a product?
In Oklahoma, individuals are entitled to recover for injuries they sustained because of a product with a marketing or warning defect. Sometimes sellers are irresponsible and do not include adequate instructions to ensure the consumer’s safe, proper use of their product. If a product itself is inherently dangerous, sellers must inform consumers of this danger. The product packaging may have defective warning information, leaving an unfortunate consumer without proper information regarding a product’s use. Oklahoma allows those consumers who were not adequately informed of the risks of a product to seek compensation.
Abel Law Firm is committed to protecting consumers’ rights by holding negligent companies responsible for the injuries they cause. To discuss your case with an Oklahoma City product defect attorney, contact Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046.