Have you been injured while using a defective product in Reno, Nevada? Are you struggling with painful physical injuries and reeling from the trauma of your accident? Contact Battle Born Injury Lawyers. The company responsible for your defective product may be liable for your medical care, lost wages, and suffering. Our experienced Reno product liability lawyers are ready to help you fight to maximize your financial recovery.
Since 2010, our top-rated Nevada trial attorneys have been fierce advocates for injury victims in Reno and across the Battle Born State. Our clients benefit from a team with over 85 years of combined experience, and our results speak for themselves. We’ve won over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for clients like you.
Don’t let the manufacturer off the hook for a poor design, shoddy workmanship, or concealing dangers about a product. Contact our Reno law office and let us help you get the financial accountability you deserve. Your first consultation is 100 percent free, so call for help today at (775) 535-7768.
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How Battle Born Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’re Injured While Using a Defective Product in Reno, NV
The company behind the defective product isn’t just going to cut you a check. They’ll deny that their product is unsafe, argue that there was no reasonably safer way to create it, or claim that you weren’t using the product as intended. They’ll go to great lengths to stand between you and the compensation you deserve.
Level the playing field by putting our Reno personal injury lawyers in your corner.
We go head-to-head with corporations, insurance companies, and other well-funded adversaries on behalf of our clients every day. We help our clients win – and win big.
While you take time to recover from your life-changing injury, our law firm will:
- Carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident
- Identify the type of defect from which your product suffered
- Determine if there have been other complaints about the product
- Gather evidence that can be used to strengthen your claim for damages
- Consult experts with insight and knowledge about the specific product and/or industry that’s relevant to your case
- Negotiate with the manufacturer, its insurance provider, and other parties on your behalf
- Prepare your case as if it’s going to trial in case you aren’t offered a fair settlement
Our personal injury law firm in Reno, NV works on a contingency fee basis. There’s no upfront cost to get us to represent you in your product liability case. Our Reno personal injury attorneys only get paid if we win your case – end of story.
There’s no risk in asking for our help. Contact our respected legal team to arrange a time for a free consultation today.
What Is Product Liability?
Product liability means that a company can be strictly liable if a consumer is injured while using a defective product. Liability is automatic, meaning that it doesn’t matter how much care or caution the company exercises as it designs, develops, tests, manufactures, or markets the product.
Liability attaches as long as there is an identifiable defect and the product is used in a reasonably foreseeable manner.
The purpose of product liability laws is to encourage companies to make sure that the products they make and sell are safe for consumers. Since there’s no way to test every product before it hits the market, Nevada’s product liability laws offer some protections to consumers.
What Are the Three Main Types of Product Liability Claims?
There are three main types of product liability claims in Nevada: design defect, manufacturing defect, and marketing defect.
Design defect claims involve inherently dangerous products. They pose a threat to consumers because of a problem with their design. A company could put great care into assembling, building, or creating the product safely and testing it extensively, but it wouldn’t solve the problem. The product would still be unreasonably dangerous because of a component of its design.
For example, lawsuits allege that Roundup weedkiller suffers from a design defect because its main ingredient, glyphosate, is a known carcinogen. The product will be unreasonably dangerous because of its ingredients.
Manufacturing defect claims involve products that aren’t assembled or built correctly. The design, executed correctly, is safe. A danger exists because of a mistake during the manufacturing process.
For example, a child’s swing set would suffer from a manufacturing defect if the company used the wrong size bolts to assemble the product.
Marketing defect claims, also known as failure to warn claims, involve products that have risks or side effects that aren’t disclosed. Companies have a duty to warn consumers about potential hazards or dangers associated with the use of a product. If a company knows or should know about a danger but doesn’t disclose it – intentionally or unintentionally – consumers can pursue compensation for a failure to warn.
For example, a pharmaceutical company could be liable for failure to warn if it did not inform prospective patients about side effects that were discovered during testing.
Note that these aren’t the only grounds for filing a product liability lawsuit in Nevada. Claims can also be based on negligence and breach of warranty.
We Handle All Types of Product Liability Cases in Reno
At Battle Born Injury Lawyers, we represent clients who’ve been injured while using defective:
- Prescription medications
- OTC medications
- Medical devices and equipment
- Household appliances
- Personal care products
- Heavy machinery
- Pesticides and herbicides
- Household cleaning products
- Toys and games
- Electronic devices
- Fireworks and explosives
- Vehicles or safety equipment, and more
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our law office in Reno, Nevada to schedule a free case assessment with our team. We’ll listen to your story, explain your legal rights and options, and do our best to answer any questions that you have.
Is There a Time Limit For Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit in Nevada?
Yes, you’ll have just four years to file a product liability lawsuit based on strict liability in Nevada. You’ll only have two years if your claim is based on negligence. The statute of limitations begins to run on the date of your accident or when your injury is discovered, whichever is later.
If you haven’t filed a claim by the time the deadline passes, you will have lost the opportunity to recover the compensation you need.
You can protect your legal rights by making sure that you call our product liability attorneys in Reno for help as soon as you discover you’ve been hurt. We can work to ensure that your claim is filed on time and that you have every opportunity to get the money you deserve.
What Damages Can I Recover If I File a Product Liability Claim?
Economic damages offset the financial costs and losses of your injury and can include money for:
- Hospitalization, surgery, medication, and current medical bills
- Ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, and future medical expenses
- Lost work benefits
- Lost income and wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Nursing assistance
Non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for the trauma of your accident and may include money for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Our award-winning litigators will work closely with respected experts and specialists as we work on your product liability case. Their insight can help us understand how your injuries affect your life – today and in the future. The more information we have to work with, and the better we understand the true impact of your injuries, the better prepared we’ll be to get you an award that reflects what your case is worth.
Defective Products Can Cause Severe Injuries
Call our Reno product liability attorneys if you or a family member have suffered:
- Nerve damage
- Eye injury
- Hearing loss or tinnitus
- Broken bones
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Crush injury
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Soft tissue injury
- Catastrophic injury
- Wrongful death of a family member
Be sure to seek medical attention immediately after a defective product causes you to get hurt. Your treating physician will be able to diagnose your injuries and put together a treatment plan to keep you safe. Additionally, your visit will help to document a causal link between the use of the defective product and your injuries, which will be critical if you file a claim for damages.
Arrange a Free Consultation With an Experienced Reno Product Liability Lawyer
Contact Battle Born Injury Lawyers if you or a family member has been seriously injured while using an unreasonably unsafe product in Reno, Nevada. You may have the right to file a product liability lawsuit and seek damages for your injuries and suffering. Our award-winning Reno product liability lawyers have the experience and resources you’ll need to make your personal injury case a success.
We offer a free consultation. Please call our law office in Reno, NV to arrange a time for yours today. Our team is always standing by to take your call – 24/7/365.