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What do businesses need to know about products liability law?

On Behalf of | Jul 5, 2019 | Business Litigation

There are quite a few businesses in Nevada that produce goods for sale. Once these goods enter the stream of commerce, they could end up anywhere, and if there is any potential for the item to be dangerous or cause an injury, companies in Nevada should be aware of products liability law.

What do business leaders need to know about products liability law? Well, for starters, this is a somewhat “niche” area, in that there are several layers that go beyond the basics of many other types of personal injury law. The focus of products liability law is primarily on the item in question, which a plaintiff will argue caused the injury in question. In short, the allegations will likely state that the item had a “defect” or that there was a failure to warn about a potential danger when using the product.

A defect could have occurred in the design stage or in the manufacturing stage. In either type of allegation, there will likely be more than one party named as a defendant in the lawsuit. If a product was indeed flawed from the get-go or was made in a negligent manner, a company could face liability for any injuries caused by the product.

A products liability claim based on a failure to warn will usually state that there should have been obvious warnings about the potential danger or that there should have been detailed instructions on how to use the product safely. If you have been injured by an unsafe product or you have other business litigation questions, you should contact an attorney.

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