Class actions are powerful legal weapons for consumers to wield, because they allow accident victims to band together against huge corporations whose resources would otherwise be overwhelming. By participating in a class action, you can fight for injury compensation while making your voice heard.
The class action lawsuit attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook bring decades of experience to every matter we handle on behalf of our clients. We serve communities throughout the Oklahoma City area, including Edmond, McLoud, Norman, Shawnee, Tecumseh, Tuttle, El Reno, and Guthrie. Let us take care of all the legal work so that you can simply focus on being with your loved ones and recuperating from your injuries.
We approach every case with an absolute focus on one goal: obtaining the compensation you deserve, so that you can receive quality care without worrying about financial hardship. Call our law offices at (405) 698-3040 to set up a free legal consultation. We will keep your information confidential, and you’ll never be charged a fee unless we make a recovery for you.
What is a Class Action (Representative Action) Lawsuit? What is Product Liability?
Most personal injury lawsuits involve one accident victim, who is called the plaintiff, suing one person or business, who is called the defendant. However, sometimes the source of an injury is so major and widespread that hundreds or thousands of people are harmed. When many people suffer injuries or medical complications due to a common cause, they can consolidate their cases to form a single class action suit, also called a representative action.
Class actions, like other lawsuits, hinge on the plaintiff’s ability to establish the defendant’s negligence, which means failing to take reasonable preventative measures against foreseeable deaths and injuries. Depending on the situation, examples of negligence could involve a driver who doesn’t pay attention to the road around them, or a landlord who doesn’t maintain their building.
Class action lawsuits frequently involve dangerous consumer goods and product liability, the area of personal injury law that deals with injuries caused by defective products. When it comes to product liability, negligence typically involves issues like design defects, manufacturing defects, or a “failure to warn,” which means a failure to mark hazardous products with clear and accurate warning labels. Liability can extend to various parties, such as manufacturers, retailers, and distributors.
Were You Injured by a Defective Product? Compensation May Be Available
From our phones to our shoes to our towels to our silverware, all of us use and consume hundreds or perhaps thousands of products on a daily basis. Most of the time, these products function as intended when used as directed. However, when products are defective or malfunction, serious injuries or wrongful death can result.
Takata airbags are probably the most prominent example of defective products in the media right now. The airbags, which are installed in millions of domestic and foreign vehicles from virtually all the most popular brands, were stored in improper conditions. The improper storage conditions caused the volatile propellant chemicals used in the airbags to degrade, creating a risk of sudden malfunction. The defect can cause the airbags to explode, spraying sharp fragments of debris directly at vehicle occupants’ faces and throats.
While the Takata story has brought greater attention to the issue of defective products, cars are far from being the only products which can contain hidden flaws. Other products which are often involved in product liability lawsuits and class actions include:
- Prescription Drugs
- Foods and Beverages
- Toys and Games
- Baby and Children’s Products
- Household Appliances
- Electronics and Gadgets
- Automotive Accessories
- Medical Devices and Implants
- Helmets and Bicycles
- Safety Devices
- Car Seats
Depending on the nature of the accident, defective products can cause a very wide range of extremely serious, potentially disabling injuries. For instance, if a pharmaceutical company releases a prescription medication while suppressing information about its dangerous side effects, patients might experience adverse effects or fatal consequences like heart attack or stroke.
Injuries and medical complications that can be caused by defective products include:
- Back Injuries
- Blood Clots
- Bone Fractures
- Brain Injury
- Facial Injuries
- Heart Attack
- Joint Injuries
- Kidney Problems
- Liver Problems
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Sprains and Strains
- Third Degree Burns
- Vision Problems
Don’t Hesitate in Calling a Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyer that Can Fight for You
If you sustained serious injuries from a popular product in Oklahoma, you may not be alone. You should talk to a personal injury lawyer about your options for getting involved in a class action against the negligent company. Compensation may be available for your medical bills and other financial losses caused by the injury. Call the Oklahoma City class action lawyers of Hasbrook & Hasbrook today at (405) 698-3040 to set up a free legal consultation. We will keep your information private.