Product Defect Lawyer, Las Vegas, NV
A product defect lawyer in Las Vegas, NV at The Law Office of Eglet Adams may inform clients that as a consumer, you have certain rights when buying a product. The most basic of these rights is to be safe when using a product as intended. Companies that design and manufacture products have a legal duty to put safe items on the market. If this responsibility falls through, then a consumer can be hurt by the flawed product.
If you or a loved one recently used a product and were injured, then a product defect lawyer in Las Vegas, NV can fight for your right to pursue compensation from the design or manufacturing company. Consumers who bought a shoddy product and were harmed because of it can quickly turn into victims. We believe in doing what we can to find justice in the situation.
A Society That Runs on Consumer Goods
People interact with products every day, when they do, they have a reasonable expectation that the product they are using is safe and free of defects. In our society we require consumer goods, medicine, tools, and other items in order to live as we do. While it is no surprise that mistakes happen when it comes to designing or creating these products, it doesn’t mean companies shouldn’t be held responsible. Unfortunately, many people who get hurt from a product may just stop using it and throw it out, versus getting the compensation they deserve. Injuries from faulty consumer goods can vary from mild to serious, or even life-threatening.
Types of Product Defect Cases
Product liability is a broad area of law that entails several types of claims. When meeting with a product defect lawyer in Las Vegas, we can evaluate your situation to determine which kind of claim to file for. Cases regarding defective products can be very complicated and confusing, and each of the following types has unique procedures. We advise getting legal representation and guidance from a member of our team, versus going about the process alone. Our team has experience handling:
- Defective guardrails
- Dangerous prescription drugs
- Defective vehicles
- Lack of warning labels or instructions
- Defective medical equipment
- Defective children’s products
- Other improperly-working consumer items
Filing a Product Defect Claim
A product defect is defined as any characteristic of a product which interferes with the purpose it was designed and manufactured for. Injuries from product defects can be sustained due to errors in the marketing, design or manufacturing of a product. There are no federal product liability laws. Product defect claims are based on state laws. The state of Nevada uses the theory of strict liability regarding product defect cases. This means that a defendant can still be held liable in the absence of negligence or intent to harm in a product defect case.
In Nevada, in order to claim strict liability for a product defect these elements must be present:
- The product contained a defect making it unreasonably dangerous
- The defect existed when the product left the manufacturer
- The product was used for its intended purpose
- The defect caused injury or damage to the plaintiff
In addition to bringing a claim on the grounds of strict product liability, a Nevada resident could also bring a product defect claim under breach of warranty, negligence and intentional misrepresentation. A Las Vegas product defect lawyer at The Law Office of Eglet Adams can help determine which legal theories apply to your product defect case and who the claims should be brought against.
Every case can have its own set of nuances, so it’s best to meet directly with an NV product defect lawyer to determine how much you could receive in compensation by filing a lawsuit. We cannot guarantee that your claim will result in a monetary award. But what we can do is offer counsel and strategy, to increase your chances of not only getting compensation but the maximum amount possible. We can help clients pursue restitution for:
- Lost wages from missing work (used PTO hours, wage replacement)
- Diminished capacity to earn a living
- Funeral expenses (for a wrongful death)
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses (hospital bills, medication, diagnostics, etc.)
About The Law Office of Eglet Adams
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a product defect it is important to work with an attorney who has plenty of experience with product defect cases. Product defect cases can be difficult to win due to their complex nature. These types of cases are often brought against large corporate defendants with plenty of resources to fight claims and plaintiffs will likely need to provide expert testimony.
The attorneys at Eglet Adams are skilled legal professionals who have obtained some of the largest personal injury verdicts in the country. We have also obtained the three largest catastrophic injury verdicts in Nevada history at $524 million, $505 million and $186.2 million. Our team is equipped to take cases to trial and have represented clients against large corporate defendants in high-profile product defect and mass tort cases.
Contact Eglet Adams as soon as possible so that one of our experienced attorneys can discuss your individual case with you. Here at our law firm we are dedicated to helping victims of product defect hold the at-fault entity responsible for the error. If you are ready to take action then please contact a Las Vegas, NV product defect lawyer from The Law Office of Eglet Adams promptly for assistance.