Face it. Sometimes, companies don’t do the due diligence and testing necessary to make sure their products are safe. If you have suffered harm due to a defective product, we’re experts at demonstrating their negilence as well as their responsibility to do right by you in compensating you for any losses you’ve incurred.
When products don’t work the way they are supposed to work, they can cause serious injuries. Warning labels often do not provide accurate information about the risks of products. Nevada law is favorable to consumers who have been injured by defective products. In many cases, manufacturers and distributors are responsible for harm caused even if the product is misused as long as the misuse was foreseeable and adequate measures were not taken to eliminate the danger or at least warn consumers of the danger.
Law suits due to defective products are called product liability claims. There are three main types of claims: manufacturer mistake, dangerous product design, and failure to provide adequate warning.
Mistake in a Manufactured Product
When a product is flawed in some way, that’s a situation in which we can help. In recent years, often, these claims involve drug or pharmaceutical companies. Claims involving a cracked swing set or a defective infant car seat are other examples. Whatever the injury, it must have been caused by the defect, rather than caused by your own negligence.
Defect in the Design of a Product
Very similar, but not the same, this type of claim arises when a product’s design is dangerous or defective. Defective design claims are not caused by a mistake in the manufacturing process, but rather involve the claim that a whole line of products is dangerous, regardless of the fact that the injury-causing product was perfectly made according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Examples of this type of claim include: when a certain type of car tends to flip over easily or when an electric blanket sets on fire when it’s turned to the “high” setting.
Failure to Provide Adequate Warnings or Instructions
Remember years ago when McDonalds got sued because a cup of their coffee scalded a customer? This was due to an inadequate warning. So now, McDonalds (and other fast food chains) print “Warning – Hot Coffee” on the side of their coffee cups.
Failure-to-warn claims typically involve a product that is dangerous in some way that’s not obvious to the user or that requires the user to exercise special precautions or diligence when using it. An example is a home improvement chemical that’s sold without providing instructions that are detailed enough to warn of and help prevent accidents.
Don’t miss your opportunity to receive the compensation that you deserve. Whatever case, we can help you work through the specifics of your case.