A defective product can cause a major injury, permanent disability, or wrongful death.
If you have suffered losses because of a defective product, our personal injury attorneys in Oklahoma City, OK, can help you collect.
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What Is Product Liability?
When a product is faulty and causes injury or death, the manufacturer and other parties can be held liable. Product liability law often applies to a manufacturer or designer, but it can also pertain to any party involved in the chain between design and the point of sale.
The plaintiff is responsible for the burden of proof in product liability lawsuits. In order to get a favorable verdict in court, the injured party must prove the defect in the product was caused by negligence on the part of the manufacturer or another party who had a hand in the design, marketing, sale, or packaging of the product. The plaintiff must also show that their losses directly resulted from some form of defect in the product.
Product liability cases can be difficult, especially since these cases tend to involve big companies that have deep pockets and a team of attorneys.
The Tawwater Law Firm takes on tough opponents and succeeds in securing restitution for our clients.
We Get Results $12 Million Settlement in Defective Tractor Trailer Part Case
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The personal injury and product liability attorneys at the Tawwater Law Firm focus on the individual client. We use our resources to get the best results for you following a personal injury.
Our lawyers represent the people of Oklahoma, never big corporations. We have taken on insurance companies, multinational companies, and big business, and won significant settlements and jury awards for our clients.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury due to a dangerous product, contact Tawwater Law Firm today. If a family member or friend was killed by a defective product, we stand ready to file a wrongful death lawsuit on your family's behalf. Use our online form to request a consultation or call us now:
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Types of Product Liability
Some products have a defect due to their design. But just because a product is dangerous does not mean that it is defective. In order to have a successful product liability claim involving a design defect, our attorneys will have to show the product could have been designed to be safer at a reasonable cost. Examples of design defects include a medical device that fails easily and can lead to damage to other parts of the body, and drugs with hazardous side effects such as VIOXX® and Bextra®.
A product can be designed adequately but manufactured inadequately. Manufacturing defects can apply to one unit or numerous units. These types of defects are somewhat easier to prove because the product departs from its intended design, but they still require providing evidence that the defect caused an injury. Examples of manufacturing defects may include prescription drugs or nutritional supplements that were contaminated with something toxic while being bottled, or devices manufactured with subpar materials to save costs.
Dangerous products are required to have clear and noticeable warnings. Potentially dangerous products are also required to come with detailed instructions regarding safe use. If a product has an inadequate warning label or none at all, the manufacturer can be held legally responsible. Examples of marketing defects include a product that is sold to treat a condition, but leads to catastrophic side effects. Another example is a pain reliever that does not have adequate warning labels about taking more than the recommended dosage.
Examples of Products Frequently Involved in Personal Injury Lawsuits
- Over-the-counter medications
- Medical devices
- Car seats
- Seat belts
- Motor vehicle parts
- Household appliances
- Talcum baby powder
Product liability is just one of our many practice areas. Let us help you rebuild your life in the wake of injury.
I Was Injured by a Defective Product When Should I Contact a Product Liability Lawyer?
Oklahoma product liability law sets the statute of limitations at two years after the date you sustained the injury.
While two years may seem like a lot of time, it is important to call our Oklahoma City office as soon as you suffer a personal injury. We can record the details while they are still fresh in your mind and gather information from witnesses. Contacting us now gives us ample time to investigate your injury and build a compelling case on your behalf.
The longer you wait to call, the greater the risk that evidence will become lost and the less time we have to build your case. It's also important to understand that the manufacturer may try to retrieve the defective product before you file a claim. Don't communicate with anyone representing the responsible party before you secure an attorney. Calling our offices immediately means we can preserve the product, speak to those parties on your behalf, and protect your rights as a victim.
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How We Build Your Case
In order to establish that an injury or death resulted from a defective product, we must prove:
- You were injured using the product
- You had losses due to the injury
- The product had a defect that caused the injury
- You were using the product as the instructions specified
For more than 40 years, our law firm has represented clients in hundreds of product liability cases in Oklahoma. When reviewing your claim, we will determine if you have a case. We only get paid if your case is successful, so if we file a lawsuit on your behalf, it's because we are certain we will win.
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Our Oklahoma City law firm can also help you collect compensation for your pain and suffering. Our aim is to collect maximum compensation for each and every loss you suffered. Let us get started on your personal injury case today.