If you have been recently injured due to a defective product, you may be wondering about your eligibility to recover compensation. Victims of injuries from defective products may want to look into filing a product liability claim. To learn more about this process and how our lawyers can assist you, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury firm. If you have any further questions regarding your injuries, do not hesitate to give our firm a call.
Who is responsible if I am injured due to a defective product?
There are three main types of product liability lawsuits that each point the responsibility to a different party. The three types of product liability lawsuits are as follows:
- Negligent product manufacturer: A product blueprint is sent out for manufacturing, laying out an initially safe product design. However, sometimes manufacturers will divert from that blueprint. This can cause the product to become unsafe to use which can result in accidents and injuries.
- Negligent product design: Product designers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their customers. Failure to do so may increase the chances of a serious accident occurring due to a defective design. If you have been injured due to a negligent product design, you likely have a valid personal injury claim.
- Failure to warn: Certain products require warning labels. When these labels are not present, consumers can unknowingly use the product the wrong way and sustain a serious injury as a result. The following are examples of required warning labels:
- Choking hazards, warning against improper use of a product, and more.
How long will I have to sue for an injury due to a defective product?
The statute of limitations is generally two years for filing product liability claims in Toronto. This is important to understand because it means that you will have two years from the date of your injury to take legal action. Failure to file your claim within this period of time may result in your being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better. To learn if you have a valid premises liability claim, give our experienced personal injury lawyer a call. We would be happy to wall you through the claims filing process. Our experienced team of lawyers is prepared to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. Give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation.