Key Aspects of Product Liability And Unexpected Injuries

Have you ever wondered what happens as you use a product which is unsafe and results in sudden and unexpected injuries? The truth is that every single day millions of people throughout Canada buy and use a range of different products, including vehicles, household appliances, tools, food, pharmaceutical drugs, toys and more. With every single product, there is a certain expectation that the manufacturer as well as the sellers of the product have done everything they are capable of in order to guarantee that they are safe to use. If there are certain inherent risks which supposedly come with the product, we automatically assume that they have been minimized as much as it’s possible and that they have been thoroughly and legitimately communicated clearly to us as regular consumers. As unfortunate as this may be, that’s definitely not always the case.

When an individual is actually hurt by the usage of a product which has turned out to be dangerous or rather unsafe in a way, he/she is capable of filing a special personal injury claim. The aim of this is not to punish the manufacturer or the seller but to compensate the consumer for the financial loss, pain and suffering that he has had to go through. This particularly common legal issue pertains to the category of product liability, which generally refers to the actual liability of all parties who are involved in the manufacturing or the sale of a product as well as the damage that it has caused as a result. This usually includes the entire supply chain from manufacturers, distributors as well as sellers of the actual product.

Main categories

Manufacturing – these are defects which have taken place in the actual production as well as the manufacturing of the product. Maybe something was actually missing or has been added accidentally in the overall assembly line which should or should not have been there in the first place.

Flawed design – these are defects which are associated with the overall design of the product. This is one of the main reasons for which a lot of companies do quite a lot of testing and research prior to the release of the product.

Inadequate warning – whenever you are injured because you haven’t gotten enough information about the precautions that you need to account for while using the product you are capable of seeking compensation.

In any case, there are quite a lot of things which have to be accounted for when it comes to it, and that’s why it’s important to rely on a professional personal injury lawyer. They will handle everything accordingly and you will get the necessary compensation. There are many lawyers that work on such cases and it is bets to consult them. Most of the injury lawyers in Ontario work on a contingency basis or ‘no win, no pay’ basis so you don’t have to hesitate hiring a professional for handling your case.