What Is Product Liability In Las Vegas?

Product liability is a legal term used to refer to the responsibility of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers for products. They have a duty to make sure that there is no harm caused by their products to consumers or users. This liability could include a defect in the product or inadequate warning about the product’s dangers or risks.

Product liability allows for those consumers or users to file a lawsuit against these product manufacturers, distributors, or sellers to get compensated for the injuries that they have suffered from the defective product. Defective products could cause serious harm, especially if left untreated. Product liability allows users of products to get compensated in Las Vegas.

In Las Vegas, you have two years from the date of the injuries of the product to file a lawsuit. In the event that you fail to file this lawsuit in time, you will miss out on any damages that you could receive. Product liability is a very specific type of lawsuit that will require a highly qualified and experienced attorney to handle.

A product liability attorney will have to prove several key elements as to why the product was defective. This will require extensive research, along with assistance from accident reconstruction and product experts.

Do I Need A Product Liability Attorney In Las Vegas?

If you have been injured in any way due to a product, you need an attorney to represent your rights. Although it is not required that you have an attorney when filing a lawsuit in Las Vegas, we recommend that you have an attorney representing you every step of the way. Product defects could cause extensive injuries, along with property damage. We want our clients to take care of themselves as we take care of their cases.

Product liability can include various different situations, including:

  • Design Defects: This occurs when there is a flaw in the product’s design that makes it inherently dangerous or unsafe. In order to prove that the product had a design defect, attorneys must bring in other experts to testify about what exactly was wrong with the design.
  • Manufacturing Defects: These occur when there is an error or mistake in the manufacturing process. Manufacturing defects usually happen in one out of a batch of products,  and occur while the product was being manufactured in the factory or warehouse.
  • Marketing Defects: Marketing defects take a look at what exactly the manufacturer was trying to advertise the product as and the risks of the product. If the manufacturer fails to mention any of the risks, then they most likely are liable.

If your Las Vegas product liability attorney is able to prove any of the above defects, then you most likely have a product liability lawsuit. A product liability lawsuit allows you to get compensated for various damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and any emotional suffering. Each injured person’s product liability lawsuit is different, given that the injuries are different and the emotional trauma may be different. Give us a call today to discuss exactly what damages you could receive for your product liability lawsuit.

Our complimentary consultations provide our potential clients and opportunity to speak to our experienced legal staff to see what steps we could take to assist them.

What Does A Las Vegas Product Liability Attorney Do?

A product liability attorney in Las Vegas is a lawyer that represents victims who have been injured by a product’s defect. This takes decades of experience and skill. The attorney’s primary responsibility is to be able to prove that the defect existed at the time that the victim was injured and exactly what the defect was. This is not as straightforward as it seems and will take months to investigate.

Some steps that our Las Vegas attorneys take include:

  • Investigating the product: Intensive investigation must be done to take a look at the product, its design, manufacturing process, and marketing to determine if there was a defect or failure that caused the injury. There needs to be a connection between the injury and the defect, or else the claim may fail.
  • Identifying potential defendants: Our product liability attorney will then look into who the potential defendants may be. Given that this is a product that has gone through several hands, there could be several different parties that could be responsible, which include the manufacturer, retailer, or supplier of the product.
  • Evaluating damages: Our attorneys will assess the damages suffered by victim to make sure that they get adequately compensated. Some factors we take a look at are medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Filing a lawsuit: After a consultation, if our attorneys determine that you have a valid product liability lawsuit, we will begin the lawsuit process and file the claim with the  proper court. Several different types of documents need to be filed, and our attorneys will stay on top of it.
  • Negotiating a settlement: Our attorneys will negotiate with insurance adjusters and third parties to make sure that your rights are well represented. In the event that you do not have an attorney representing you throughout the negotiation process, the different parties will try to take advantage of your rights.
  • Representing the client in court: If the case goes to trial, our trial attorneys are not afraid to represent you. our attorneys have decades of experience.

Our Las Vegas product liability attorneys have decades of experience representing victims who have had different types of injuries, from minor injuries to major injuries. We know just what it takes to make sure that you have your rights represented in court.

We have extensive knowledge of all different types of Las Vegas law, including product liability law. Not any attorney could simply practice product liability law. Make sure that you have an experienced attorney on your side when filing such a lawsuit.

Do your research prior to going to any attorney’s consultation. You need to feel comfortable around the attorney and should express all your concerns and questions that you may have. Other attorneys may charge hourly or a flat fee, whereas our attorneys charge a contingency fee and do not collect a single dollar upfront.

Give our Las Vegas product liability attorneys a call to discuss any potential product liability lawsuits that you may have. Product liability takes shape in various different ways, and it is important that you understand the different examples in order to determine if you have a potential lawsuit.

Many of our clients that we have spoken to did not initially know that they could file a product liability lawsuit until later. Given the time constraint on product liability lawsuits, we recommend that you speak to our attorneys even if you have the slightest idea that another party owes you compensation.

Contact an Experienced Product Liability Attorney in Las Vegas

Our Las Vegas attorneys have experience in all different types of accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, slip and fall accidents, Uber accidents, etc. Act quickly because each type of lawsuit has a statute of limitations in place. The statute of limitations may change depending on the circumstances of the accident.

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