The Oklahoma City Law firm, Burton Law Group, P.C., was founded by the Late Lew Gravitt in 1992. Today, the firm is the people’s choice for personal injury attorneys, social security attorneys, and workers compensation attorneys. The firm serves all of Oklahoma and has offices in Oklahoma City, Walters, and Tulsa.

There are many attorneys in Oklahoma City but our firm gives every case the attention it deserves. You are not just another case in our office but rather someone we will treat like a family member. We will work tirelessly to pursue the benefits you are entitled to and we remain accessible throughout your case. Whether you have a car accident, social security disability claim, or workers compensation claim, we are here to help. People choose our law firm over others because we are extremely passionate about pursuing the rights of our clients – and about pursuing the maximum compensation possible under the law. We approach the case in a very personal manner. We talk to our clients, answer their questions and keep them updated throughout the legal process. Passion for Oklahoma City and the people who make it a great place to live.

Burton Law Group can provide services in a broad range of areas:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bankruptcy
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Defective Product Injury
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Workers Compensation
  • Boat Accidents
  • Employment Law
  • On the Job Injuries
  • Social Security Disability
  • Wrongful Death

We’re also passionate about our town, Oklahoma City, and the people who make Oklahoma a great place to live. Naturally, we are keen to pursue the rights of our people. We will always answer any questions you have regarding your case and utilize our resources to obtain the best outcome possible for you.

In 2016, our firm was instrumental in helping undo a great injustice passed into law at the request of a few irresponsible employers. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the Opt Out Act on September 13, 2016, as an unconstitutional special law. Dillard’s department store opted out of the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Act when it became lawful to do so on February 1, 2014. Subsequently, many injured workers were denied benefits that would have otherwise been due under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Employers were allowed to deny claims and if the employee sought an appeal the appeal was decided by Dillard’s much like the fox watching the hen house.

Though there are no guarantees, with the Burton Law Group, P.C., you can be confident that you have a capable and tenacious law firm at your side. We will devote our time, dedication, and all the resources necessary to pursue the best possible outcome for you.

Phone (800) 257-5533(800) 257-5533 for a free consultation with an Oklahoma City injury lawyer from The Burton Law Group, P.C.

Defective Products Liability: Your Rights Under Consumer Protection Act

Defective Products Lawyers

Product liability holds the manufacturers of a product responsible for any injury caused by the product. The product could be anything including common household items, medication, electronic items and appliances, baby products, motor vehicles, medical devices, toys, or computers.

If you suffer an injury due to a product that you have used, you may have a defective product liability claim. Although rules and regulations for a product liability claim vary from state to state, here are a few common mandates:

I. Injury (caused by a defective product) needs to be proven
II. The product you used was defective
III. The defect caused you injury/loss
IV. You were using the product as intended

I. Injured? Can You Prove Liability?

You need to prove that the product caused you injury. You might have narrowly avoided injury while using a product that had a defect. But you will not have a claim unless you are able to actually prove it.

II. The Product You Used Was Defective

You will have to prove that the product that caused you injury was defective under what is known as product liability.

There are 3 categories of defective products ( product liability)

1. Manufacturing Error

This includes any fault in production that had escaped scrutiny and tests inside the factory. For example, a hairline crack in an electric pressure cooker.

2.Faulty Design

This is comparatively harder to demonstrate as proving that a design is unreasonably dangerous could be difficult and expensive.

If a product itself poses a risk when used for its designed purpose, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the manufacturer or supplier is liable for injuries. Often there is no alternate way to design a much-needed product without making it a bit hazardous.

For example, airbags used in cars can cause serious injury but also offer a comparatively low cost and effective way of saving lives in case of some collisions.

Some other examples of design-fault could be…

• A vehicle with a tendency to flip over while taking a turn.
• Sunglasses designed to shut off UV rays fail to do so.

3.Warning / Alert Failure

When a product does not include necessary warnings and precautions, a customer has may have a failure to adequately warn claim.

A few warning failure examples are:
• A medicine that doesn’t include a warning that it may cause grave side effects if taken alongside another specific medicine.
• A corrosive chemical that doesn’t come with adequate instructions for safe handling and use.

These types of claims involve proving that instructions and/or warnings from the manufacturer were insufficient or inappropriate.

III. The Defect Caused You Injury / Loss
A defective product claim cannot exist unless we can actually prove harm or injury to the user while trying to use the product. Any ‘possibility of danger or injury’ while using a defective product will not be considered unless you as a plaintiff are able to prove it. Depending on the situation this may or may not be easy.

For example, you could be severely injured while driving a quad bike or a utility vehicle that is prone to flipping while turning around a corner. But, if there’s evidence that you were exceeding the speed limit mentioned on the car-sticker and also not wearing a helmet, the claim may fail.

IV. You Were Using The Product As Intended

A consumer needs to use a product the way it was intended in order to claim any damages. In the above example of the quad bike or utility vehicle, a user surely didn’t use the product as per instructions and therefore may not be able to claim any product damages.

When in doubt about whether you can claim a defective product or not, consult a defective products attorney to discuss your case. Experienced counsel can help you recover all your medical expenses, lost income, reduced earning capability and even other losses like mental trauma, pain, suffering, emotional distress.

Plaintiffs recover millions of dollars of compensation each year. Of course, the recovery amount of your claim will depend on the extent of your injuries/losses and the liability of the defendants.

At Burton Law Group, we have years of experience in handling defective product liability cases. Call for a FREE CONSULTATION from a defective products lawyers at Burton Law Group. Although no defective product lawyer can guarantee you a monetary recovery, an experienced lawyer from Burton Law Group will be glad to discuss the possibilities of your case during your initial free consultation.

About Brandon Burton

Our legal team brings you a wealth of experience in car accident, social security disability, workers compensation and employment cases. We can also handle bankruptcies for businesses and individuals.

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