When buying a new product or one that was hardly used by the previous owner, there is a certain amount of trust based on the fact that the product is in good working condition. However, there have been many cases of defective products that can cause mild to serious injury. Whether the product malfunctions due to an error or defective from inception, this can be extremely dangerous. If you have been injured or have had a negative experience with a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation. However, receiving fair compensation from large manufacturers can be difficult, which is why it is important for you to contact one of our Oklahoma personal injury lawyers.
Here at Atkins & Markoff, we believe that manufacturers should be held responsible for putting defective or malfunctioning products on the shelf. Whether the product is defective because of poor design or inadequate manufacturing practices, the consumer should not be at fault. Additionally, the retailer you bought the product from may also be held responsible, in the case they failed to properly assemble the product before you purchased it. While these big manufacturers oftentimes will try and skirt around lawsuits by hiding behind warranties, our lawyers at Atkins & Markoff will be able to conduct an in-depth investigation to show your injury or accident resulted from negligence on the part of the manufacturer or retailer.
Do You Have a Product Liability Case?
When you or someone you love has sustained an injury due to a defective product, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit. There are three common types of product defects that your case may fall under, which will make you eligible for filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer or retailer.
Defects in Design
If the product you purchased was not designed properly, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer. These cases typically occur when the actual design of a product poses a danger to consumers.
Cases of manufacturing defects occur when an error or negligence was made during the actual manufacturing process. These types of defects may lead to a product recall or the consumer may be asked to return the product to the retailer.
Failure to Warn
This is also referred to as a “marketing defect” and occurs when the manufacturer or retailer of a product does not outfit the product with a proper warning label on the packaging. Another type of marketing defect is when the manufacturer does not put proper safety instructions on the product or advertises the products for the wrong age group.
Contact Atkins & Markoff Today!
Atkins & Markoff is an Oklahoma law firm with more than 100 years of combined experience. We are committed to helping individuals who have suffered a loss, injury, or accident from defective products in receiving fair compensation. We perform in-depth research regarding each and every case, and believe in working closely with all of our clients to ensure proper action is taken. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a defective product, please contact us today and see how we can help you obtain justice!