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What do you need to know about product liability law?

On Behalf of | Jan 21, 2020 | Product Liability

There is a wide variety of situations in which Oklahoma residents might suffer injuries. Most people probably think that the most common of such situations is car accidents, but injuries caused by defective or malfunctioning products are also common. Injuries involving consumer goods oftentimes lead to lawsuits involving “product liability” law.

So, what are the basics about product liability law that our readers in Oklahoma need to know? Well, for starters, it is important to understand that a variety of parties might be named as potential defendants in any given lawsuit that involves product liability law. If the defect in the product was caused by a faulty design – before anything was ever even produced – then the fault in the lawsuit may be with the entity that came up with the designs.

However, in many product liability cases, manufacturing defects are the cause of malfunctioning products. In those cases, the entity that made the product – or even an entity that made parts for the product – might be liable for injuries caused by a faulty product. There are also instances when the entity that produced improper labeling or insufficient warnings for the product in question may be where the blame should go. That might involve yet another entity.

In short, product liability cases can be somewhat complex because of the potential number of defendants and the need to determine where and when, exactly, the defect occurred. However, for people in Oklahoma who have suffered injuries due to a defective product, pursuing financial compensation may be a necessary step to take to cover medical expenses, among other costs.