What Is Product Liability and Who Is Responsible in Defective Product Cases? It is not uncommon for consumers to be injured because of defective products. Thousands of Americans get injured every year due to poor manufacturing and quality control practices. In some cases, the injury is caused by misuse of a product, especially when proper instructions or precautions were not communicated clearly to the consumer. If you experience any of those incidents, consider seeking a defective products attorney as you may have a product liability case that needs their expertise. With their help, you can make informed decisions and pursue a case to obtain the compensation you deserve for the damages incurred because of the defective product. The legal system recognizes product liability when there is a defective product that has gone through the market channels and ends up in your (the consumer’s) possession. There are many different product liability lawsuits that can occur, usually out of situations like lemon vehicles, defective medical devices, hip replacement lawsuits, and drug liability. It can be a tire that explodes causing a vehicular accident, or a medication with dangerous side effects. Sometimes, it is the items you use in your home or workplace that can harm you. For example, if you are seated in a chair and it suddenly breaks without your or anyone’s doing, and the incident causes a back or spinal injury, it could be the manufacturer’s fault. Product liability attorneys in OKC may be able pursue a case against them, prove that the chair was poorly manufactured and defective, and help obtain compensation for your medical bills, costs associated with therapy and treatment, and lost wages. In a product liability case, a defective products attorney will work with you to prove that the product manufacturer is responsible for the product. Besides the manufacturer, other parties can also be liable for the defect, such as the manufacturer of the parts they used on their product, the installer or assembler, the retailer, or the wholesaler. However, you need to show that you have purchased the product through the regular course of business to make a valid claim. If you bought something from a thrift shop or a yard sale, it will be difficult to pursue a product liability lawsuit even if it is indeed the manufacturer’s fault. Proving a product liability case can be challenging because you need to prove that the product is truly defective and that the defect has made it unreasonably dangerous. But as long as you are working with experienced attorneys in OKC from Burton Law, you can make informed decisions.