When a consumer buys a product, whether it is a car, a children’s toy, clothing, a medical device, holiday lights, a baby stroller, furniture, or any other consumer product, they trust that the product they are purchasing is safe. Unfortunately, due to manufacturing and/or design defects or false advertising/improper marketing, many products pose safety hazards to consumers.
At Shook & Stone, our reputed Las Vegas personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping consumers hold negligent manufacturers liable for the injuries their products cause. Whether the product was made using substandard materials or its overall design was flawed, the manufacturer has a responsibility to pay for their negligence.
The two main categories of manufacturer negligence are design defects/flaws and manufacturing defects, but these can include a wide range of specific defects/forms of negligence. Additionally, misrepresentation of products can also endanger consumers. Examples of such forms of negligence include, but are not limited to:
If a product is defective, it means it has the potential to cause injury to consumers while being used in the way it was intended. This is an important distinction. If a consumer does not follow a product’s instructions or prescription, thus using it incorrectly, and that use causes injury, it is the fault of the consumer. If the product was used exactly as intended but causes injury, then it is the fault of the manufacturer. Common types of product defects include, but are not limited to:
The skilled Las Vegas product liability lawyers at Shook & Stone have years of experience in handling complex product liability claims. We have the knowledge and resources to determine fault for a defective product-caused injury and thus pursue compensation from the liable product manufacturer and/or distributor. If you or a loved one has suffered injury as the result of a defective product in Nevada, call us today for a free initial consultation.