A Product Liability Injury Victim Deserves Compensation
No one wants to get hurt by a defective product, but if it happens you have an attorney on your side to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
The manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of a product may have liability if an injury is the result of the product. This includes the manufacturer of component parts of the product and any other party in the distributive chain. This area of law is known as product liability.
An example of product liability includes the manufacturers of tobacco products. Class action lawsuits have been filed against tobacco companies because the companies have known their product is dangerous. In another example, most industry have not used asbestos for many years, but the product may make people sick years after exposure.
Other products that have prompted liability cases include Benzene and defective tires.
Some medical devices or products have resulted in liability lawsuits because of potential hazards or dangers. They include Sulzer hip implants, Guidant defibrillators and denture cream.
In some product liability cases, a person can be held liable for harm caused to another individual even without negligence or other fault. This is called strict liability, which means "liability without fault."
In product liability cases, an individual or entity accused of negligence will offer common defenses. Product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeff Martin are well-versed in the defenses used in court and will aggressively challenge the claims of opposing counsel.
Our Firm Handles a Variety of Product Liability Cases
If you've been injured by a defective product, rely on the tough-minded lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeff Martin.
We have represented clients in a variety of product liability lawsuits. The following is an example of how a product liability case may arise. If you borrow a drill with a design defect from someone and get injured or your property is damaged, you can file a product liability lawsuit against several parties, including
- The maker of the drill
- The distributor
- The wholesaler
- The retail store where it was originally purchased
Product liability may not relate to the effectiveness or function of a product. Instead, product liability could be the failure of the manufacturer to disclose risks associated with its use. This is particularly common in dangerous drug cases. Improper warnings have also been associated with child car seat product recalls.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer with Our Firm
At The Law Offices of Jeff Martin, serving Tulsa and communities in Oklahoma, an experienced product liability attorney can help if you feel that you or a loved one have been injured by a product. Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay unless we win. Call us today in Tulsa area at 728-8888 or use our toll free number 800-980-9205.