In the Canada, product manufacturers, designers, and distributors are legally obligated to ensure that the products they release on the market do not pose unreasonable risk of injury or illness to consumers. If you believe that your injuries were caused by a defective product, you may have a valid product liability claim.
There are numerous ways in which a consumer may be injured by a product he or she purchased, but it does not necessarily mean that the product is faulty. Product defects stem from some form of negligence or oversight at some point during the design, manufacture, or sale of a product. Product liability claims typically involve the following:
- Design Defect – The design of the product itself is unreasonably dangerous and poses a threat to the user.
- Manufacturing Defect – An error occurs while the product is being manufactured that makes it dangerous to use.
- Failure to Warn – The manufacturer does not include any warning of potential dangers of using the item.
- Marketing Misrepresentation – The sellers do not provide adequate instruction or warnings about using the product and misrepresent how the item should be used.
One of our experiences lawyers will be able to determine whether you have a viable case and can begin gathering evidence to support your claim.
If you or someone you know have been injured by a defective product, please contact us at (416) 306-3817 immediately for a free legal consultation.