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Were You Harmed by a Defective Product?

Reno Product Liability Lawyer

Pursuing Compensation in Defective Product Injury Cases

As consumers, we trust the products we buy to be safe for us to use. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Products can malfunction and cause serious harm to users. When people suffer injuries or illnesses due to product defects, they have the right to seek compensation from companies that design and manufacture the products; they can also sue other parties in the supply chain such as packagers and distributors.

Injuries and illnesses from defective products can lead to expensive medical bills and other damages. If you suspect that a product has caused your injuries or illness, a Reno product liability lawyer from Leverty & Associates Law may be able to help you get significant compensation.


Why Choose Our Northern Nevada Product Liability Attorneys?

Over $150 Million Won for Clients

Why should you choose our Reno product liability attorneys to help you? We have a long record of success in helping to get compensation for individuals who are injured by other parties, including in defective product cases. We are proud to say that we have recovered more than $150 million on behalf of clients. Here is more about us …

  • Our founder, personal injury attorney Gene Leverty, has won several multimillion-dollar jury verdicts and settlements and is a former Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the state, allowing him unique insight into how insurers operate.
  • Our talented team of lawyers have nearly 100 years of combined legal experience in the areas of personal injury and insurance law.
  • You will not pay any up-front legal fees, because we work on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay us until we get you a recovery.
  • We offer free consultations so that we can learn about your defective product injury and assess the strength of your case, and you can learn about us.

To see what past clients have to say about our firm, visit our testimonials page.

Turn to Our Reno Product Liability Attorneys

Our Northern Nevada product liability attorneys have extensive experience helping people get payment for their injuries. We are aggressive in going up against companies that allow defective products into the marketplace. When you have evidence of injury caused by a defective product, we will not back down in standing up for your rights and interests.

To speak with one of our experienced Reno product liability attorneys, call us at (775) 322-6636.

How We Can Help You

Our Reno Defective Product Attorneys Take on Big Manufacturers

Being injured by a defective product is confusing. You may not know where to turn or what your rights are. You may wonder how you can possibly be successful in taking on a large company that made the product that hurt you…and you probably don’t know where to even start. That is where a highly experienced Reno product liability attorney from our firm can help you. We know how to fight giant corporations that manufacture and sell defective products that harm innocent consumers. When you trust us with your case, we will:

  • Investigate the cause of your injuries and identify evidence needed to prove liability
  • Seek a fair settlement with the product manufacturer and their insurer
  • Advise you about resolving your claim in the court of law if a settlement is not offered or the settlement offer is too low
  • Handle every step throughout the entire process while keeping you closely informed.

Don’t wait to get legal help when you have been the victim of a defective product. Contact us today at (775) 322-6636 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Reno product liability attorney.

Understanding Product Liability in Nevada

Product liability in Nevada is defined under NRS 695E.090. Here is what the law says in part:

“’Product liability’” means liability for damages because of any personal injury, death, emotional harm, consequential economic damage or damage to property, including damages resulting from the loss of use of property, arising out of the manufacture, design, importation, distribution, packaging, labeling, lease or sale of a product.…”

In other words, if someone is injured or dies due to a product defect, the manufacturer and/or other parties involved with bringing the product to market could be held liable in a lawsuit. Depending upon all the circumstances, injured parties may bring individual personal injury claims or be part of a class action or mass tort claim, which is when a group of people who have suffered similar injuries from the same product sue as a group. There are differences in class actions and mass torts in how they are handled and paid. Once our Reno defective product attorneys understand all the details of your case, including the type of product involved, how you were injured, what injuries you sustained and other factors, we can advise you about what type of lawsuit may be most beneficial to your situation.

Common Reasons for Product Defects

The most common types of defects that lead to product liability claims are related to the following:

  • Design. This is when a product has a defect designed into it that means the entire line of that product will be defective and could potentially cause injuries to numerous product users.
  • Manufacture. These defects occur during the actual making or building of the product. Depending on the circumstances, there could have been an error in manufacturing a single product making its way on the assembly line or multiple products.
  • Failure to warn. When product makers do not include adequate labelling or instructions on how to use a product and someone is injured, they could be sued for failing to warn about hazards.

What type of product defect claim is appropriate for your case will depend on the circumstances. Our Northern Nevada law firm will investigate and work hard to prove liability.

Types of Defective Products that Can Result In Lawsuits

There are a wide variety of products on the market that may have defects. Here are some of them:

  • Motor vehicles
  • Airbags in cars
  • Children’s toys
  • Household appliances
  • Construction tools and equipment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Cosmetics
  • Medical devices
  • Food
  • Cleaning products
  • Pesticides.

While this list is not all-inclusive, it provides numerous examples of types of products that have been named in product liability claims for causing injuries or illnesses. Do not hesitate to reach out to us no matter what type of product you believe caused your injuries. Call (775) 322-6636 to schedule a free consultation.

Our Reno Defective Products Lawyer Answers FAQs

As noted earlier on this page, injuries caused by defective products are confusing. People who experience them often have many questions. Here are some of the most common questions we see about product liability claims.

In Nevada, you generally have two years from the date you were injured or discovered you were injured in which you may file a product liability claim. If you miss this statute of limitations, you may lose your right to file a lawsuit. There are some exceptions to this time frame, though. If you are very near to the deadline or past it, be sure to speak with a Northern Nevada product liability attorney to find out if your case might be an exception to the standard deadline.

How much money you could get in a defective product lawsuit depends upon all the circumstances involved. The extent of your injuries, the strength of your evidence in showing liability and a variety of other factors will affect the amount of compensation you potentially receive. When one of our Reno defective product attorneys investigates your case, we will be able to provide a value range of what we believe your case may be worth.

When you hire a Northern Nevada product liability attorney from our firm, you do not pay anything upfront because we work on a contingency agreement basis. You pay us a percentage of the settlement or award that we win for you. If we don’t win, you do not owe us any legal fees. However, with this being said, we take on cases with strong evidence that we expect to win. Additionally, we provide free consultations to learn about your case and determine its strength.

If you are the personal representative of the deceased or an eligible survivor, you can sue if your family member died due to a defective product injury. Eligible survivors who can bring wrongful death lawsuits in Nevada include spouses, domestic partners and children of decedents. If there are no survivors in these categories, parents of the deceased can file. Siblings are next in line when there are no surviving spouse, domestic partner, children or parents.

For answers to questions about your own case, call us at (775) 322-6636 to schedule a free consultation.

What to Do After Being Injured by a Defective Product

Get medical attention immediately after being injured by a defective product. Seeing a doctor is necessary for your own well-being, and a medical report will also be necessary evidence in an insurance claim or lawsuit. Keep a file of all of your medical documents and bills for treatment related to your injury. It can also be helpful to make written notes of what happened as soon as possible after your injuries, while your memory is still clear about it. Consider keeping a regular dated log of the pain and other effects you are suffering from your injuries.

Keep the product (or what is left of it, depending on the situation) and all labels, instructions, packaging and other materials that came with it in a safe place. Take photos and/or video of the product after it malfunctioned, as well as your injuries, if possible. If there were any witnesses who saw you using the product when it malfunctioned, get contact information for them. Finally, speak to an attorney who is knowledgeable about handling product liability claims in Nevada. We can be reached by dialing (775) 322-6636.

Contact a Responsive Product Liability Attorney in Reno

We Will Fight for Your Rights When You Have Been Hurt

It is hard to take on product manufacturers and their insurers when you have been injured. They have teams of experienced lawyers defending their interests when they are being accused of making defective products. You need experienced legal support on your side to fight for your right to compensation. When you have been injured, reach out to Leverty & Associates Law as soon as possible to speak with a product liability attorney in Reno. We provide free consultations. Contact us at (775) 322-6636 for help.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]