Help From a Skilled Oklahoma City Product Liability Lawyer
Helping you recover compensation after a defective product leads to your injuries
Most of us believe that we should be safe within our homes, but this is often not the case. Dangerous and defective products cause accidents in the home, at work, while driving and in many other places all the time. At the law firm of Cunningham & Mears, our product liability attorneys are committed to helping you recover fair compensation when you suffer an unexpected injury caused by dangerous or defective products.
Dangerous and defective product liability
Manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products are reasonably safe and fit for ordinary and intended use before releasing them for consumer use. A product is considered defective if a manufacturer has not met this duty and the manufacturer may be held strictly liable for any injuries the defective product causes. Types of defects include design defects, manufacturing defects and failure to warn:
- Design defects: All products manufactured according to the same defective design specifications pose a danger to consumers.
- Manufacturing defect: Something occurring during the manufacturing process makes the product defective. These types of defects can be caused by bad materials, poor inspection or worker error.
- Failure to warn: Products must display clear and complete warnings of any reasonably foreseeable hazards, as well as proper labels and instructions. Warnings must disclose all known risks associated with the product, even if the product is generally safe.
Manufacturers may also be held liable for your injuries caused by any packaging defects, as well as incomplete, unclear or dangerous instructions.
Representing victims injured by defective products
Our defective product lawyers have successfully represented clients injured by a broad range of defective products, including defective hot water heaters, defective ear plugs, defective gas cans and even a defective industrial meat hogger. We represent people injured because of almost any type of dangerous and defective product:
What can an Oklahoma product liability lawyer do for my case?
When you have suffered a serious injury because of a defective product such as an exploding air bag, failed brakes, or a gun that misfired when the safety was disengaged, you may be able to take legal action against the product manufacturer, and any other business in the chain of commerce such as the distributor and retailer. To prevail in a products liability case, you as the plaintiff would have to prove that the defective product was the direct cause of your injury. You must also prove that you were using the product according to the way it was intended to be used. This can prove to be complicated, and you would benefit from the knowledge and experience of an Oklahoma products liability lawyer who is thoroughly knowledgeable of the law and about how to work within the civil justice system to pursue compensation on behalf of those who have been injured because of defective products.
You may recover compensation for your economic losses, which are quantifiable such as your medical expenses and lost wages from work. But you may also recover non-economic damages for those intangible losses such as the pain and suffering you experienced, disfigurement from the injury and other such losses.
When you are going up against a major corporation, they have ready access to aggressive corporate attorneys who are intent on protecting their clients’ best interests. Our Oklahoma product liability lawyers do the same for you. We hold manufacturers accountable when their products cause injury.
Contact a qualified defective product attorney in Oklahoma City, OK
At Cunningham & Mears, we believe that all products should be safe for consumer use. If you were injured because of a dangerous or defective product, our Oklahoma attorneys have the experience and skill to obtain compensation for you. To learn more about our experience and services, contact us or call 405-232-1212 today to schedule a free initial consultation.