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, whether it be a car, a motorcycle, or even a home appliance. 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.
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Fast and Caring Service
Our office is full of friendly, caring, extremely experienced people who will take the time to talk to you about your case when you call.
A Strong Track-Record of Favorable Outcomes
We've handled thousands of personal injury cases with a track record of success. We regularly obtain six and seven-figure results for our clients.
Over 30 Years of Legal Knowledge & Experience
Our Reno-based founding attorney Steven J. Klearman has over 31 years of experience handling serious injury cases in northern Nevada courts.
Board Certified Personal Injury Specialist in the State of Nevada
Fewer than one percent of Nevada attorneys are Board Certified to handle Personal Injury cases.