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Every day, countless Canadians are injured using defective products. Whether it’s household appliances, or prescription medicine, people should be able to trust that the product they buy won’t hurt them. Unfortunately, sometimes this isn’t the case. If you’ve been injured due to negligence or malfeasance on behalf of a company, it’s important that they are held responsible. Products sold in Canada must uphold a certain level of integrity and meet the consumer rules and regulations put in place by the Canadian government.

Whether it’s a new car fresh off the assembly line or a new knife set from the store, you shouldn’t have to worry whether the brakes work correctly or if the handle is properly secured to the knife. These hazards have the potential to seriously injure you, and if they do, you’ll need a product liability lawyer to handle a product liability lawsuit.

If you’ve been hurt by a product you’ve purchased or borrowed from someone else, you deserve to have your product liability case heard. After all, your case might be similar to someone else’s experience and could bring a company’s negligent actions to light. Every case is unique and building a case against a manufacturer or company is no small feat. Let MG Law’s team of product liability lawyers put their resources and experience to work for you.

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How do you prove a product liability case?

Product liability cases need to prove two things – defect and negligence. You must be able to prove that the product was indeed defective, and that the manufacturer was aware of the defect. You must be able to prove that you were harmed as a direct result of the product, whether that was during use (such as cutting yourself) or during storage (such as a fire). Additionally, you need to prove that the manufacturer made and continued to sell a product they knew had a flaw or was dangerous.

There are three distinct categories that product manufacturers can be held liable for:

  • Manufacturing – These are defects or issues with the product that occurred during the production of the item. This can include many things, such as missing pieces or ingredients or accidentally added pieces or ingredients that make a product unsafe.
  • Design flaws – These are issues or defects in the product that are a result of the design of the product. A big reason that many companies perform research and testing before releasing a product to the market is to avoid design flaw lawsuits.
  • Lack of warnings – These are issues or injuries that stem from a lack of adequate warnings associated with the product. These issues could stem from an appliance not including proper cleaning instructions, or a prescription medication not including possible side effects of its use.

What products are covered under product liability?

It has been decided by the Supreme Court of Canada that all manufacturers owe a duty to consumers of their products. This duty is to ensure there are no defects in the manufacturing, which may give rise to injury with ordinary use. They also must not manufacture their products in a defective way if there are more reasonable alternatives available. It is the manufacturer’s duty to warn consumers not only of dangers known at the time of sale, but also of any dangers that become known after time of purchase. These warnings must be communicated to the consumer is a clear and reasonable way.

Essentially, product liability refers to all products. This includes bigger purchases like vehicles, household appliances, tools and machinery, as well as smaller, everyday purchases such as food, children’s toys, and medication.

Important steps to take when injured

It’s important to remember that injuries can take some time to present themselves. If you’ve been in a bad accident, it’s important to take these steps regardless of how you feel, as it may take a few days or weeks for the full extent of your injuries to become apparent.

Call the police and report your accident

Police reports are a valuable part of any court proceeding, so ensuring that the police have all the information you have available will reflect positively on your case.

Our product liability lawyers will get you the product liability compensation you deserve

Our product liability lawyers put you first. In fact, we offer legal services in English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Punjabi, Hindi, and all Arabic dialects to make sure you always understand your options – even when English isn’t your preferred language. You have rights, and we’ll do everything we can to defend you in court and get the results that you deserve.

Call 613-730-8460 to get your free consultation. Together, we’ll fight for the results you need, so you can get the compensation and care you require to heal.

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