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What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Product Liability Cases?

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Each year, many people sustain injuries from using everyday products, like electronic appliances, vehicles, and medicines. However, product liability cases are still widely misunderstood.  If you have suffered injuries after using a product, you may want to speak with a Tulsa, OK product liability attorney. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. An attorney from Wandres Law, P.C. can help you file a timely claim against the negligent parties.

Here are some common misconceptions about product liability cases.

If there’s an expired warranty, I don’t have a case.

Unfortunately, some people assume that they can’t file a product liability case if their warranty is expired. However, if the manufacturer claims that the product works a certain way and is free of defects, you can still file a personal injury claim, even if the warranty is expired.

If I didn’t use the product as intended, I can’t sue.

This isn’t true either. Just because you didn’t use the product as intended, doesn’t mean that you don’t have a viable claim. Manufacturers have to anticipate other ways a product can be used. For instance, you are supposed to sit in a computer chair in an upright position. If you decide to stand on the chair to reach something up high and get hurt, you may still have a case.

Product liability cases always turn into class-action lawsuits.

Sometimes product liability cases can turn into class-action lawsuits. However, as a Tulsa product liability attorney can confirm, it’s rare. Class action lawsuits have strict requirements, and very few product liability cases meet those requirements.

I can file a product liability claim at any time.

False. Like other personal injury claims, product liability claims come with a statute of limitations. In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations to file a product liability claim is two years after sustaining an injury. After that deadline has passed, you can’t pursue compensation anymore. That’s why you should discuss your case with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

I can’t afford to hire an attorney.

Product liability cases can be quite complex, so it helps to have an experienced attorney on your side. However, some people are reluctant to hire an attorney because they assume that they can’t afford one. The truth is that most product liability attorneys work on a contingency fee. That means that they take a percentage of your settlement at the end. You won’t have to pay anything upfront.

What to Do If You Were Injured By a Product

If you suffered injuries when using a product, don’t throw the product away. Instead, keep it for evidence. Next, the legal professionals at Wandres Law, P.C. may advise you to seek medical attention. A doctor will evaluate your injuries and recommend the appropriate treatment. If the defendant’s insurance company contacts you, avoid telling them details about your case.

Schedule a consultation with a Tulsa product liability attorney from Wandres Law, P.C. today. 

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