Here in Canada, our citizens are fortunate enough to have access to countless products designed to improve our lives. Unfortunately, these products are sometimes negligently designed or manufactured and cause serious injuries as a result, and if you’ve been injured because of a defective product, our Toronto product liability lawyer is here to fight for your right to compensation. Contact Merricks Law Group to learn more about how our firm can assist you.
Do I Need a Toronto Product Liability Lawyer?
If you have been injured by a defective product, the worst mistake you could make is trying to fight the corporation that harmed you on your own. Our Ontario personal injury lawyer has fought on behalf of countless victims of defective product injuries, and he is ready to do the same for you.
Types of Product Liability Claims
Generally speaking, there are three types of product liability claims that our firm can file on your behalf. They are as follows:
- Failure to Warn: Companies are responsible for including written warnings about the potential safety hazards associated with using their product. This includes everything from written labels about choking hazards for toddlers to labels regarding how to, and how not to use safe products that pose serious safety hazards for adults, such as snow blowers, chain saws, and other power tools. When companies fail to include these warnings and someone is harmed as a result, that person may have a valid product liability claim against that company.
- Unsafe Design: Companies are legally obligated to ensure that their products are safe for public use. If you were injured because of a defective product design and you can prove that there was a safer and economically feasible way to make the product that would not hinder its usability, you may have a viable product liability claim.
- Negligent Product Manufacturer: Product manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that they follow the blueprints provided by product designers. If a product manufacturer diverged from these guidelines, either to cut costs, save time, or otherwise, and the product became unsafe and injured you, you should strongly consider your legal options going forward.
After sustaining an injury due to a defective product, you may be tempted to simply throw the product away so it can do no more harm, however, this would be a mistake. If possible, preserve the product in a place where it can no longer cause harm to anyone, as our firm can use the product itself as evidence when proving your product liability claim. You should also take pictures of the product defect and the damage it caused, seek medical treatment, and ensure that you obtain statements from anyone who witnessed the accident as it happened.
If you successfully sue a company for an injury sustained as a result of a defective product, you may receive compensation for two types of damages, and they are economic damages and non-pecuniary damages. This compensation should cover both financial and non-financial damages, such as the cost of medical bills and lost wages, as well as emotional distress, the loss of enjoyment of life as a result of your injury, and more.
Contact Our Toronto Product Liability Lawyer
Corporations are responsible for ensuring the safety of consumers, and when they neglect this responsibility and someone is harmed as a result, they deserve to be held accountable. Contact Merricks Law Group today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm so we can get started.