Product Liability

Consumers should be able to trust the products they purchase are safe. We trust that manufacturers have taken the proper care in designing and manufacturing their products. Consumers are injured by products and devices they use every day. You may have never expected to need the services of a Las Vegas product liability lawyer but if you find that you do, Day & Nance can provide a product liability attorney that has substantial experience in handling product liability cases.

The trial attorneys at Day & Nance in Henderson, Nevada have helped many people injured by dangerous and defective products. Poor design, manufacturing defects, and poor workmanship can result in dangerous products which can cause serious injury and damage including death.

  • Products defects can be found in children's toys, strollers, playpens, and safety equipment.
  • Products defects are found in automobiles, tires, air bags, seat belts and auto design.
  • Dangerous equipment can be found in the form of cranes, power tools and heavy equipment.
  • Household items including heaters, kitchen appliances, garage doors, beds or other household furniture can also defective and dangerous products.
  • Defective products can also be in the form of drugs or nutritional supplements.
  • Chairs can also constitute a dangerous condition of not designed or manufactured properly.

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Ways you may be a victim of product liability

When consumer trust is betrayed through the defective design or manufacture of products we use resulting in injury or damage, a Las Vegas product liability attorney at Day & Nance can provide you with the assistance you need. We understand the complexity of defective product cases. The purpose of products liability law is to ensure that the costs of injuries resulting from defective products are borne by the parties who place such defective products on the market. There are three theories of liability upon which product liability cases are predicated:

  • Negligence
  • Breach of warranty
  • Strict products liability

Negligence looks to the reasonableness of the manufacturer's or supplier's actions. A manufacturer must use reasonable case when designing, manufacturing, inspecting and testing their products. Manufacturers and sells must also use reasonable case in warning consumers of potentially dangerous condition. If a consumer is injured as a result of a manufacturer's failing to use reasonable care in the design, manufacture and distribution of their products, they may be held liable under a theory of negligence.

A product liability case may also be based on a theory of breach of warranty. Most sales contracts contain express or implied warranties. When the warranties are breached, an injured party may recover damages resulting from the breach. Often the manufacturer will include disclaimers in the sales contract that make it difficult to sue under a breach of warranty theory of liability should the product's defect fall under the disclaimer.

Under the strict products liability theory, it is not necessary for the consumer to show that they were injured as a result of a manufacturer's negligence or breach of warranty. With strict product liability, Nevada does not require proof of fault on behalf of the designer, manufacturer or seller. Strict product liability only requires that:

  1. The product was defective
  2. The defect existed when the product left the manufacturer and entered the stream of commerce
  3. The defect caused the victim's damages. 
The product can be defective as a result of design, manufacture, or because of the manufacturer's failure to warn

Product Liability Attorneys in Las Vegas, NV

If you’ve been injured or suffered because of a product defect or design, you need to speak with a Las Vegas product liability attorney. The attorneys at Day & Nance in Henderson, NV assist clients with the recovery of compensation for losses they suffered as a result of a defective or dangerous product. Get a free consultation today to learn your options.