In the United States, we have access to hundreds of thousands of products, some produced here, others abroad. Unfortunately, many of these products are defective or outright dangerous. When companies put making money ahead of making sure that the products they sell are safe, they should be held accountable. The Oklahoma City product liability attorneys at Hasbrook & Hasbrook are committed to holding manufacturers of defective and/or hazardous products accountable and helping victims obtain compensation for their injuries.
If you think that it is relatively rare for defective products to cause injuries to consumers, think about this: emergency rooms in the United States treat millions of Americans a year for injuries resulting from the use of defective and dangerous products. Some of the most common products involved in liability cases include:
- Construction materials and home structures
- Sports and recreational equipment
- Home fixtures and furnishings
It is estimated that the costs associated with emergency treatment necessitated by injuries from defective products amounts to billions of dollars a year. Worse, many of these injuries require ongoing care, well beyond the costs associated with initial treatment in an emergency room. Damages available to victims may include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of physical capacity, and mental anguish. If the defendant company demonstrated a reckless or wanton disregard for safety, punitive damages may also be available. Punitive damages are typically awarded to “punish” the defendant for his or her negligent actions, in addition to any monetary award for the injuries caused.
The Oklahoma product liability attorneys at Hasbrook and Hasbrook believe that consumers have a right to expect that the products they spend their hard-earned money on should be properly manufactured and safe for use. When manufacturers fail to live up to their part of the bargain, we are ready, willing and eminently capable of holding them fully accountable for their actions.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation. The company responsible for manufacturing or selling you a dangerous product may seem distant, impersonal, uncaring, and far too powerful to be held accountable. In short, you may think you stand no chance in such a fight. But we are here to fight on your behalf. And, to help you obtain all of the compensation you deserve. Your initial consultation is free, and you will pay us nothing whatsoever unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.