Helping Victims Hold Negligent Manufacturers Accountable
Why Hire a Nevada Products Liability Lawyer
When manufacturers put their own profits ahead of the safety of consumers and someone gets hurt, the company can be held liable for the victim’s injuries. Although victims are entitled to receive compensation for injuries that are caused by dangerous products, few people file injury claims. Those who do take legal action find themselves facing powerful companies with teams of experienced lawyers who will stop at nothing to deny their claims. Hiring a products liability lawyer levels the playing field, ensuring that your right are protected, negligent manufacturers are held liable, and you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
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What Are the Elements of a Nevada Products Liability Claim?
The product was defective
The defect existed when the product left the defendant’s possession
The defect was the cause of the injury
The product was used as intended when the injury occurred
The plaintiff was injured or suffered losses
What Are the Three Types of Product Defects?
To show that a design was defective, your products liability lawyer might obtain testimony from a field expert who has knowledge of such products. The expert might discuss how the design is inherently defective and why the designers should have known about or anticipated the problem.
In some cases, manufacturing defects occur when a product is contaminated with a harmful substance. These types of manufacturing defects can cause cancer, food poisoning, and other illnesses for consumers.
Failing to provide warning labels and providing users with the wrong instructions are examples of marketing defects that could lead to harm. A products liability lawsuit might cite the marketing defect as failing to warn against potential dangers or leading buyers to improperly use the product.
Who Can Be Held Liable in Products Liability Lawsuits?
What Damages Can a Products Liability Attorney Help You Recover?
A products liability attorney may be able to help you recover damages for a variety of harms caused by defective products. Potential damage claims could include compensation for:
When Is a Class Action Lawsuit Appropriate?
A products liability lawsuit could become a class action lawsuit whenever there is a clearly identifiable class of plaintiffs with a common defendant or group of defendants who are accused of doing generally the same thing. A legal class typically refers to any group of two or more people who suffered similar harm from the same unlawful act.
Using the same defective and dangerous products and suffering harm as a result could establish a readily defined class of plaintiffs. Your products liability lawyer could initiate a class action lawsuit when there are numerous people filing similar products liability claims.
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