During winter, many people have fire and burn injuries. In most cases, these are caused by malfunctioning space heaters or Christmas lights. Sadly, thousands of people are severely injured annually, with many sustaining life-altering injuries. When this occurs, it is important to hold product manufacturers and possibly retailers selling the products responsible for their actions. Since filing a personal injury complaint can be complex, it’s best you consult a Nevada personal injury attorney for legal guidance.
When these situations develop, proving liability is the key to winning your case. But to do so, you and your attorney must prove you were not to blame for your injuries. To do this, it must be shown the products were used as recommended by the manufacturer, and that carelessness or negligence by you or another family member did not cause the accident. As an example, if extension cords were used when the manufacturer had clear warnings on the products not to do so, it will be difficult to win your case.
Who is Liable for Injuries?
In cases where there was a malfunction, product manufacturers are liable for injuries you or family members sustain. This is especially true if the product has manufacturing defects known by the manufacturer, yet the product was still sold to consumers. In addition, if a retailer knew the product was defective yet still chose to sell it, they too can be held liable.
Suing for Damages
If you or a loved one sustain injuries due to faulty heaters or Christmas lights, you may sue for compensation to pay for medical treatments linked to the injuries, lost wages from being unable to work, and pain and suffering. Rather than let others get by with their careless disregard for consumer safety, contact product liability attorneys in Las Vegas such as the firm of Albright, Stoddard, Warnick, and Albright to discuss your case.