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What Does a Product Liability Lawyer Do?

March 18, 2024 | 4 min read

If you or your child has been injured in a product-related accident, you may have questions about how a product liability attorney can help you. Traumatic injuries can be incredibly expensive; and, in many cases, they cause enduring emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and other long-term losses. Asserting your legal rights is the only way to recover these losses, and this starts with hiring a product liability lawyer.

So what, exactly, does a product liability lawyer do?

When you hire an experienced product liability lawyer to represent you, your attorney will take all of the steps necessary to effectively assert your legal rights. Your lawyer will conduct an investigation to gather the evidence needed to prove liability, deal with the manufacturer’s (or other liable party’s) insurance company, and take your claim to court in Nevada if necessary. Your lawyer will also help you make informed decisions every step of the way—and your lawyer will do all of this at no out-of-pocket cost to you.

What You Can Expect from Your Product Liability Lawyer 

Here is a more in-depth look at what you can expect when you hire a product liability lawyer to represent you:

1. Investigating Your (or Your Child’s) Product-Related Accident

The first step toward establishing a product liability claim is gathering as much evidence as possible. When you hire a product liability lawyer to represent you, your attorney will work diligently to gather any and all evidence that may be available. This could include everything from the product involved in the accident (or any remaining pieces of the product) to video footage of the accident and testimony from eyewitnesses.

2. Documenting the Lifetime Costs of Your (or Your Child’s) Injuries

In addition to evidence of the accident, your product liability lawyer will also need evidence of the lifetime costs of your (or your child’s) injuries. This evidence can also take a variety of forms, and your attorney will work closely with you, your doctors, and other experts to accurately calculate the damages you are entitled to recover.

3. Identifying the Liable Party (or Parties)

After investigating the accident, your attorney will use the available evidence to determine which company (or companies) to sue. While this could be the product’s manufacturer, you could have claims against various other parties as well. Under Nevada law, all parties involved in a defective product’s “chain of distribution” can potentially be held liable for any injuries the product causes.

4. Filing All Available Claims 

Once your attorney has identified the liable party (or parties), your lawyer will file all available claims on your behalf. In almost all cases, this begins with contacting each party’s insurance company. Product manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and other companies involved in the chain of distribution usually have insurance policies that cover product liability claims.

5. Negotiating for a Favorable Settlement

After filing your claim (or claims), your product liability lawyer will negotiate for a favorable settlement on your behalf. The amount that your lawyer seeks on your behalf will be based on the documented costs of your (or your child’s) injuries. This process can take anywhere from weeks to months; and, while many product liability cases settle, there are no guarantees.

6. Helping You Decide When (and If) to Settle

If your product liability lawyer receives a settlement offer on your behalf, your attorney will help you decide whether to accept. This is an extremely important decision that could impact you and your family for years to come. As a result, it is critical that you make an informed decision with an eye toward the future. While it may be tempting to take the first offer you receive, it will often be best to keep fighting for more.

7. Going to Court in Nevada If Necessary 

Sometimes, a fair settlement offer never comes. If the insurance companies refuse to settle for fair compensation, your product liability lawyer will take your case to court. Your lawyer will present the facts to the judge or jury, and your lawyer will use the available evidence to demonstrate why the judge or jury should render a verdict in your favor.

Why Choose Burg Simpson Law Firm

The Las Vegas product liability attorneys at Burg Simpson Law Firm are committed to helping the wrongfully injured achieve the justice and compensation they deserve. We tailor our approach to each case, combining our extensive professional knowledge with a sincere concern for the unique experiences of our clients following an injury. Our client-centered approach is the cornerstone of our practice, ensuring that each person we represent feels acknowledged, supported, and valued throughout their legal journey.

At Burg Simpson, our commitment to our clients goes beyond legal representation. We are committed advocates for the overall well-being of our clients. We invest time in understanding the full impact an injury has had–and will continue to have–on your life. We vigorously pursue the full compensation you deserve for your damages.

Speak with a Las Vegas Product Liability Lawyer for FREE 

Do you need a product liability lawyer? If you believe that you may have a claim for a product-related accident (or if you don’t know and want to find out), we encourage you to contact us promptly.

To speak with an experienced Las Vegas product liability lawyer as soon as possible, call 702-668-2070 or request a free consultation online today. We serve clients throughout Las Vegas and other areas of Nevada.