Manufacturers need to be held accountable for damages if their products or machines result in injuries to their customers. In these situations, Oklahoma product liability laws allow consumers to file claims against these manufacturers. Parties that should and will be held responsible include the manufacturer, the wholesaler, or the retail store owner.
Unfortunately, it is difficult for someone to take on big business or corporation without proper legal counsel. That’s why we at the law firm of Griffin Reynolds & Associates use our resources and knowledge to file lawsuits against companies that manufacture and distribute defective and dangerous products that result in physical or psychological harm to our clients. Don’t go at this alone- contact us today!
If you believe that you have a case, call us at 405 721-9500, or toll-free at 866 721-9585. The law firm of Griffin Reynolds & Associates is a local Oklahoma City law firm with experience prosecutingproducts liability cases. We’ll stand at your side as we fight for your legal rights.
Dangerous and Defective Products
A product liability claim may arise from multiple causes included car defects, faulty products, workplace machines or:
- Prescription drugs with dangerous side effects
- Seatback collapse or seat belt failure
- Airbags that don’t deploy or that cause injuries when deployed
- SUV rollovers
- Failed safety switches
- Unsafe toys
- Machinery that catches fire/explodes
Products liability suits center on products with inherent defects that harm a user. While these items typically include personal property, they can also expand across a household to involve gas lines, pets, and real estate, and even beyond.
Strict Liability in Oklahoma
Products liability claims in Oklahoma can be based on three areas: negligence, strict liability, or a breach of warranty. If a product is defective due to the way it was designed or constructed, either the manufacturer, seller, or distributor is strictly liable for the injuries those defects cause. In product liability cases, whether the manufacturer or supplier demonstrated great care when making the product is irrelevant. If a defect in the product caused injury, the individual may be liable. The injured party need only prove that a defect existed in the product that made it unreasonably dangerous and resulted in a personal injury to bring forth a claim and be awarded compensation.
3 Causes of Product Liability Claims
- Design defects – product was poorly made, most likely with low-quality materials
- Manufacturing defects – there is a flaw in its planning or constructing the item
- Defects in marketing – it lacks warnings about risks that aren’t directly obvious to consumers
Oklahoma Products Liability Attorney
As consumers, we put our trust in companies to make sure their products do not cause harm to our loved ones or us. When they don’t, and injuries occur, you need someone you can trust to represent you against a company or corporation. At Griffin Reynolds & Associates, we have the knowledge and the resources to seek proper compensation for you or your loved ones as we pursue an Oklahoma products liability claim.
We have been serving the local Oklahoma City community for years and have the experience necessary to handle your case or claim with the utmost care and integrity. We work tirelessly to ensure that you are fairly compensated for a company’s grossly negligent oversight in distributing an unsafe product.
Our attorneys have successfully handled Oklahoma products liability cases for years, and we can help you in this challenging situation.
Please contact one of our experienced attorneys for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation with a trained professional. Call us at 405 721-9500, or toll-free at 866 721-9585, email us, or use our online form.