Typically, product manufacturers go to great lengths to ensure that the items they make are safe and functional. The unfortunate reality is that some manufacturers are not as careful as others. They cut corners, neglect research and testing opportunities and keep an eye out for the company’s bottom line before all else. This can result in the injury or even death of consumers. If you or a loved one has been injured by defective products in Las Vegas, then you need a capable Nevada personal injury attorney working on your case.
Several different parties may be at fault when a defective product comes on the marketplace. The distributor of the item may be held accountable in some cases. However, it is most often the manufacturer or the designer of the product, or perhaps both of these parties, that is most often considered responsible.
Manufacturing defects are those problems that occur in the assembly of the product. These could relate to a missing part or a faulty component. Usually, this error occurs in only a small portion of the goods produced by the manufacturer. It is the plaintiff’s responsibility to prove that the defect in the product was already present before it left the manufacturing facility.
Design defects are generally present in every iteration of the product. Essentially, when a design defect is present, it creates a hazard for the user. This hazard is usually unintended. Plaintiffs in design defect cases must prove three elements: that the product’s design was dangerous even before it entered into the production process, that the designer should have plausibly been able to predict harm to the user and that the designer could have chosen a better design that was just as economically feasible.
Lawsuits involving defective products in Las Vegas can be difficult to prove. That’s why it’s crucial for plaintiffs to work with experienced legal counsel. The Nevada personal injury attorneys at the Potter Law Offices have extensive knowledge of defective products lawsuits, making them the ideal advocates for people who were injured by a consumer product that has a manufacturing or design defect.