Product Liability

Businesses wouldn’t be where they are today if it wasn’t for the consumers that support them. Consumers only want to buy products that they can trust will be safe for their families to use. For the most part, products are perfectly safe. Unfortunately, every so often, there are situations where a defective product slips through the cracks and causes an individual to become seriously injured or even killed. When a consumer is injured because of the negligence of a company, it is important that they consider their legal options. Just as companies have a duty to provide consumers with safe products, consumers have a duty to hold companies accountable when they are negligent. An experienced product liability attorney can help an injured consumer hold businesses accountable when they allow defective products to hit the shelves. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product in Las Vegas, contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today for quality legal representation.

Product liability cases are complicated because the plaintiff needs to determine who was negligent and ultimately caused the accident. Therefore, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney that can help determine exactly what went wrong and who needs to be held accountable. There are three main categories that a product defect may fall into.

Design defects: When the person that actually designed the product failed to consider the safety of consumers, the issue may fall under the category of a design defect. In order to fulfill the burden of proof for a design defect, the plaintiff must find a safer but still economically feasible and practical way that the product could have been designed.

Manufacturing defects: A manufacturing defect takes place if the design of the product was sound but someone involved in the physical creation of the product deviated from the approved design. The plaintiff is required to prove that the deviation of this design caused an unsafe defect in the product.

Failure to warn: Companies are required to warn consumers about any dangers that can occur if the product is not used as intended. In addition, the company is required to provide consumers with instructions on how to properly use the product. If they fail to inform and warn consumers of this information, they may be held liable for any related injuries.

When a consumer is injured by a product, they often want to throw the product away immediately to avoid anyone else getting hurt. However, this is not the best idea. While yes, it is a good idea to keep the dangerous product away from anyone who may be at risk, it is also important to make sure to keep the item so it can be examined by experts to determine what went wrong.