When a defective product causes a serious injury, the victim and victim’s family may be able to claim compensation for medical costs, financial losses and suffering. These cases can be highly complex and success requires discipline, determination and hard work.
Naqvi Injury Law has a record of success in cases involving defective products and other acts of negligence. Our strategy is to out-research the other side and we outwork them. We do everything we can to enable our clients to get the compensation they need to recover.
Our firm represents clients in all types of product liability cases, such as those involving:
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At Naqvi Injury Law, we routinely deal with personal injuries that result from a manufacturer’s design or marketing defects. These types of defects also happen to be the most common causes for a product liability suit across the nation. Our product liability lawyer helps individuals who are injured by defective products form a substantial case against the manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor who may be liable for their injuries. We do this by gathering evidence and using our knowledge of product liability law to advise clients on the best way to proceed in order to achieve the best possible outcome to their case.
Under the law, there are two primary types of product defects: manufacturing defects and design defects.
Unfortunately though, just because a manufacturer may go to great lengths to ensure that the error is corrected and the defective product recalled, they are liable for any injuries that do occur as a result of the error. This is based on the theory of strict liability, which will be explained in depth below.
Finally, just because a product contains an error does not mean that the manufacturer is automatically liable. The plaintiff must prove that the manufacturing error caused an injury and resulted in damages. They must also be able to prove that the defect existed when the final product left the factory.
When using a design defect as the basis of a product liability claim, our Las Vegas product liability attorneys will determine the following based off the injuries sustained and the circumstances surrounding your injuries:
If we can determine that the answer is yes to any one of the proposed scenarios above, you have a strong basis for a product liability suit.
Manufacturing defects and design defects are not the only ways that a company may be held liable for a dangerous product. A product liability case can also be made if a person sustains an injury due to the manufacturer’s failure to warn the consumer of possible risks. In the instances in which failure to warn is the cause of damages, any person or entity in the chain of distribution may be held liable, including the distributor and retailer.
In addition to thorough instructions and detail, the label should be positioned in a place in which the consumer will easily find it. It should also be made to withstand normal wear and tear, and should not be easily removed if it is placed on the product itself.
Finally, ANSI has created a color code for manufacturers and distributors to use to classify the severity of a hazard. They are as follows:
Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers have a grave responsibility to the consumer, and as such, must follow several stringent regulations and fulfill numerous requirements before releasing their product for consumer use. Failure to do so could put them at risk for a potential product liability lawsuit. At Naqvi Injury Law, our Las Vegas product liability attorneys have advocated on behalf of a number of clients who were injured due to inadequate warning labels, design defects, and manufacturers defects, and now we are prepared to fight for you.
While a manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, and retailer have an inherent duty of care to the consumer, the consumer may sue for one of three reasons:
Negligence: If you choose to sue for negligence, you need to show that the manufacturer was careless in the design phase of the product, the manufacturing phase, or both. You also need to prove that the defective product led to your injuries and subsequent damages. You must prove that the manufacturer or someone along the chain of distribution had a duty of care to you – the consumer – and that they breached that duty by acting negligently. A breach of duty can be proven by showing that the defendant knew about the defect or should have known about the defect, and failed to resolve the defect accordingly.
There are many components of product development, many of which can be done in error. Those include:
Strict Liability: Nevada is a strict liability state, and as such, all a plaintiff must do is prove that they were injured by a product, and that it was a flaw in the product’s design, manufacturing, or warning labels that led to the injuries. If the plaintiff can prove that any one of them lead to their injuries, they will likely win their case, regardless of how careful the manufacturer was in the creation of the product. Keep in mind though that when trying to prove strict liability, the product must have been purchased directly from the original chain of distribution, and may not have been bought second-hand.
Breach of Warranty: Finally, a manufacturer or retailer may be sued on the grounds that they breached their warranty to the consumer. There are two types of warranty that can be broken:
If either the express warranty or the implied warranty is breached in any way, the consumer has grounds to sue the manufacturer or retailer.
The outcome of a product liability cases usually hinges on highly technical investigations concerning the means of failure. Naqvi Injury Law has a network of experts in the fields of engineering, materials science and other disciplines. We work closely with these professionals to understand exactly how the product failed. Our firm also works with human factor experts and bio-mechanical scientists to understand the effect of the product failure on the victim’s body and bodily systems.
We will use the findings of these experts to counter the arguments of the defense and to demonstrate how the product caused the accident and resulting injury to the victim.
In personal injury cases, you may only have one opportunity to obtain compensation and justice. Naqvi Injury Law realizes that in many ways your future depends on our work. We are determined to win for our clients — so they can get the compensation, medical care and services they need to recover to the fullest extent possible.
At Naqvi Injury Law, we strive to outwork the other side, because we know the future of clients may depend on our efforts.
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Naqvi Injury Law offers many benefits to car accident victims. In terms of fees, we usually charge only 25 to 33 percent of the total compensation, versus fees of up to 50 percent at other law firms. We also advance all costs while your case is pending.
When you hire one of our skilled attorneys, you’ll never have to wonder what comes next. We’ll guide you through the steps of pursuing the best payout for your injuries, while advising you of potential problems or practices to avoid while your case is being reviewed and worked on. We are available to answer any questions you may have about the different legal processes involved in your case, so you’ll never have to guess at what comes next. Unlike some law firms, we don’t charge you any fees until you receive compensation for your case, which means you can retain our services no matter what your financial situation may be. Give us a call, contact us through our website, or send us an email.
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