Oklahoma City Manufacturing Defects Lawyer
Did you sustain injuries from a defective product? Was it the result of a manufacturing flaw or error? If so, contact Abel Law Firm. We have over four decades of experience representing Oklahoma City clients and their families. When you hire us, we will be your advocate against the negligent manufacturer and seek the maximum compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
When you spend your hard-earned money on a product, you expect it to work safely and properly. Whether you make a purchase for entertaining and recreation or to help improve the quality of your life, a defective product can lead to various problems for you and your family. In fact, a defective product might be more than an inconvenience, since it could put you and your loved ones at risk of an accident or an injury.
Defective manufacturing can affect virtually any type of product. If your injury was caused by a defective product or a manufacturing flaw, you need an experienced product liability lawyer to help build your case. Please contact the Oklahoma City manufacturing defects lawyers at the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 for more information.
Common Manufacturing Defects
A defective product can turn an everyday occurrence into a dangerous situation. Almost every product that is manufactured and sold in the United States is regulated in its construction practices to help protect consumers. But defects can still arise, some of which may lead to serious injuries.
A manufacturing defect is a flaw, error, or problem that occurs during the manufacturing process. Common causes of these defects are:
- Incorrectly assembling the product
- Using toxic substances
- Failing to cut off sharp edges left by the molding process
- Installing wires improperly on electronics
- Attaching parts improperly or in the wrong location
- Using faulty or defective materials during assembly
- Using the wrong bolts, screws, or nails
In the past, manufacturing defects in the following types of products have resulted in harm:
- Healthcare products
- Children’s toys
- Child car seats
- Bunk beds and other furniture
- Kitchen appliances
- Playground equipment
- Vehicles and car parts
- Construction equipment
The products that you purchase should not threaten your health and safety or that of your family. Sadly, some manufacturers fail to live up to their responsibility to consumers.
Recover Financial Compensation for Your Injuries
The manufacturer should be financially responsible for the losses you suffered as a result of their defective product. Manufacturing defects are the result of a company’s failure to meet quality and safety standards. You shouldn’t have to pay for the medical costs and other expenses you incurred due to someone else’s negligent actions.
When you file an insurance claim, you can pursue compensation for the following past and future losses:
- Lost income
- Medical bills
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Mental anguish
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death (if you lost a loved one from a defective product)
It’s vital that you keep in mind that the insurance company likely won’t be on your side during the claims process. They’re going to look out for their own interests and look for reasons to provide a lowball offer or deny your claim altogether. That’s why it’s essential that you hire a skilled and knowledgeable Oklahoma City manufacturing defects lawyer from Abel Law Firm. We know the tactics used by insurance companies and can fight them. We can build a solid case to get you the money you’re owed.
Filing a Lawsuit Against a Manufacturer
It might seem like a daunting task to go up against a large manufacturing company. With Abel Law Firm by your side, you can rest assured you will be in qualified and capable hands.
One of the most important aspects of a lawsuit is filing within a specific timeframe. There is a two-year statute of limitations in Oklahoma. That means you must file within two years of the injury date, or you could lose your right to compensation through the court system in this matter.
If your actions partially contributed to your injuries in any way, you could end up with less compensation than you need. Under the comparative negligence statute, a jury can reduce the plaintiff’s losses by the same percentage of assigned fault. In other words, if your injury resulted in $50,000 in losses but the jury determines you were 20% to blame, you would only be entitled to a maximum of $40,000 in compensation.
Abel Law Firm has over 130 years of combined legal experience. We have been representing injured clients in Oklahoma City and throughout Oklahoma since 1976. You will receive top-notch customer service from the moment you hire us until we resolve your case. We aim to provide the guidance and support our clients need to get through this challenging time.
If a manufacturing error led to a serious injury to you or someone you love, please contact the Oklahoma City manufacturing defects lawyers at the Abel Law Firm by calling Abel Law Firm for a free initial consultation.