Product Defect Lawyer in Reno
Far too often, individuals are injured and affected by products that prove
to be defective. Unfortunately, these are preventable accidents so long
as the manufacturer acts within a way that looks after the safetyof the
consumer. When this doesn't occur, injuries can be the result. Thus,
product liability cases not only serve to compensate an injured consumer,
but they also provide incentive for manufacturers and distributors to
increase product safety, in order to avoid potential liability.
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What Damages am I Entitled To?
Generally, a person who has been injured by a defective product should
seek compensation from not only the manufacturer of the product, but also
all other entities responsible for placing the defective product on the
market. The damages a consumer is entitled to receive may include:
- Lost wages should they be forced to miss work
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost ability to perform essential functions
- Pain and suffering
- Possible punitive damages if the neglect was intentional
Factors in Nevada Product Liability Claims
A consumer who has been harmed by a defective product may bring numerous
claims, but typically such claims include negligence, strict liability,
and breach of warranty. To prove a case on negligence, the case must show
that the defendant breached a duty of care that was owed to the plaintiff,
and as a result, injuries occurred.
To prove strict liability, evidence must show that the defendant placed
upon the market a defective product. Then, it must be shown that the defect
of the product was evident once it left the possession of the defendant
and caused injury to the plaintiff.
Proving the Defective Condition of a Product
Under a strict liability theory, the term "defective" usually
means that the condition of the product is "unreasonably dangerous"
to the consumer or to his property. Products can be unreasonably dangerous due to:
- Manufacturing defects
- Defective designs
- Inadequate instructions or warnings
Our Reno personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Steven J. Klearman
& Associates will work with you to better understand your product
defect case. We tailor a legal strategy based on your individual needs
and goals so you can rest assured that we have your best interests in
mind. When it comes to caring for our clients, we work relentlessly.
Contact our firm at (775) 573-0229 today.