Las Vegas Product Liability Lawyers
Our Product Liability Lawyers Stand Up to Negligent Manufacturers
At the George Bochanis Injury Law Offices, our Las Vegas injury lawyers have decades of experience helping victims win personal injury claims and lawsuits against companies who place the safety of innocent consumers at risk. If you were harmed by a defective product, you may be eligible to recover compensation from the designer, manufacturer, or seller. In some cases, multiple parties may be liable for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Call the George Bochanis Injury Law Offices for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. (702) 388-2005.
Legal Theories in Las Vegas Product Liability Lawsuits
The safety of a product can be compromised at any stage of development, including during the design phase, production, marketing, or distribution. When a dangerous product causes someone to be injured, the victim can file a personal injury claim under one of three theories.
To be successful under the theory of negligence, you and your product liability attorney must be able to demonstrate that the defendants failed in their duty to exercise reasonable care when designing, manufacturing, packaging, or distributing the product. You must also show that the defendant’s deviation in the standard of care expected in the industry caused your injuries.
Under the theory of strict liability, you, as the victim, are only required to demonstrate that a product defect existed that made the item unreasonably dangerous, and that your injuries happened because of the defect. The defect must have existed when the product left the defendant’s control, and the product must have been used in a foreseeable manner. Additionally, the strict liability theory does not apply to second-hand items.
Breach of Warranty
Product warranties can be express or implied. Express warranties are stated orally or in writing. Implied warranties are not written or stated outright, and include warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Injuries Caused by Dangerous Products?
- The Product Designer
- A Negligent Manufacturing Company
- The Assembler or Installer
- The Retailer that Sold You the Product
- Wholesalers and Resellers
Types of Product Defects
Types of product defects that can cause serious, and even deadly, injuries to consumers in Las Vegas include:
- Defects in the way the item was designed prior to production that cause it to be unreasonably dangerous
- Manufacturing defects that happen during the production and/or assembly process
- Inadequate warning labels, instructions, and improper marketing
Filing a Defective Product Injury Claim in Las Vegas
In Nevada, you may be able to recover compensation for the following if your defective product injury lawsuit is successful.
- Medical bills
- Prescription medications
- Lost past and future wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Punitive damages
- Modifications to your home or vehicle
Compensation for injuries caused by dangerous or mislabeled products can be recovered by filing an individual or class action lawsuit with a product liability attorney in Nevada.
“The level of professionalism, compassion and courtesy, on the part of Atty. Bochanis and everyone in his office, was above and beyond my expectations. During these trying times, they made a very stressful situation much easier to get through by answering my questions and offering their expert assistance every step of the way. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need.”
Types of Dangerous Products
Although everyone in the distribution chain has a duty of care to provide reasonably safe products to consumers, companies of various types often put profits before people. Serious injuries can be caused by a wide range of defective products.
Over 250,000 children are injured or killed by dangerous toys each year in the United States. Common injuries include broken bones, crush injuries, lacerations, burns, choking, and suffocation.
Defective Vehicle Parts
Faulty airbags, tires, steering and braking systems, fuel lines, and crash prevention technology cause countless motor vehicle accidents that cause serious injuries and deaths.
Hazardous Power Tools and Equipment
More than 900,000 victims are injured by power tools every year. Defective power tools can cause deep lacerations and puncture wounds, amputations, eye injuries, and electrocutions.
Unsafe Medications and Medical Devices
The FDA issues over 200 dangerous medication recalls annually. Defective medical devices like IVC filters, hip and knee replacements, and pacemakers cause numerous injuries and deaths as well.
From hand sanitizers to cleaning products, hazardous chemicals can cause burns, serious respiratory system injuries, poisoning, and death.
FAQs About Product Liability in Las Vegas
Victims who are injured by dangerous products in Las Vegas may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
You may be still able to recover compensation if the defective product that injured you was recalled. A recall does not protect a manufacturer from liability claims.
Yes. Exemplary or punitive damages may be awarded if the defendant’s actions were egregious.