Defective Products: When to Pursue a Personal Injury Lawsuit
When you buy a product in Nevada, you are looking to fulfill a need or enhance your life. However, some defective products are hazardous, leading to deadly accidents and severe injuries. If you’ve been hurt due to a malfunctioning or poorly made product, you may be wondering about your options to pursue compensation for your damages. A personal injury attorney in Las Vegas can help you assess your case and determine how to pursue a lawsuit for product liability.
Understanding Product Liability
When manufacturers bring goods to the market, they are responsible when those goods are defective and cause harm. Under Nevada state law, manufacturers can be required to pay compensation to people who are injured due to dangerous products that they make and sell. A Las Vegas law firm can help you hold companies that sell dangerous items accountable for the harms caused.
There are several different types of defective products. Those with a design defect are inherently dangerous or malfunctioning. On the other hand, manufacturing defects are errors or flaws that take place during the production of the item. Still, other products have a marketing defect: that is, the company misrepresented or failed to warn about the dangers of its product.
Types of Product Liability Cases in Nevada
There are several different circumstances under which injured people are entitled to bring product liability claims in Nevada. These include:
- Strict liability – If a product is defective at the time of its manufacture and you are hurt. As a result, the manufacturer can be held strictly liable for your injuries. In this case, you don’t need to show that the corporation was careless; they had to produce the defective product.
- Negligence – In some cases, the product was not defective and dangerous when manufactured. It became so later due to mishandling and mistreatment by the company. For example, a company may sell expired goods that no longer work as touted or may mishandle items so that they later break, causing harm.
- Breach of Warranty – Here, a company provided an express or implied warranty that the product will work as promised. If the product was instead harmful, you could have a claim for breach of warranty.
- Fraud or Misrepresentation – In these cases, the company intentionally misrepresented the product while knowing of the dangers involved.
There are also consumer protection claims that could be possible in some cases. Your personal injury attorney in Las Vegas can assess the situation and recommend a strategy going forward.
Contact a Las Vegas law firm.
If you’ve been injured by a product you tried, you have options to pursue accountability for the damages you have suffered, including pain and suffering, medical bills, therapies, and lost wages. Contact the Las Vegas office of The Schnitzer Law Firm at 702-960-4050 or use our simple online form to set up an initial consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers.