Manufacturers and merchants are responsible for the quality and safety of the products they make and sell. If you have purchased a defective product that has resulted in injury, our lawyers can assist you in recovering damages and compensation, even if the manufacturer is not a Canadian company. When a product fails to deliver on its promises or causes injury as a result of being defective, you can count on our civil litigation specialists to bring a quick and satisfactory resolution to your claim.
In Ontario, manufacturers and merchants are responsible for the quality and safety of the products and equipment they make and sell.
When a product fails to perform as expected, is defective, or fails to carry a warning label or proper instructions for use, consumers may be able to pursue legal action to hold the manufacturer financially responsible for any loss or damage arising from the use of the product.
Making sure consumers are aware of potential dangers related to using of a product is the reason our Product Liability Lawyers will often see warning labels for risks that seem fairly obvious, such as “Caution, coffee is hot”. While our expectation is that our morning cup of coffee should be nice and hot, most do not expect to be treated for severe burns as the result of an accidental spill. Reducing the risk of liability covers the manufacturer from unwanted claims, and attempts to protect the consumer from unexpected harm.
As with many types of claims, product liability lawsuits are often settled out of court before a trial even begins. Other times, litigation can take years to complete. The best course of action is to choose experienced product liability lawyers in Ontario who can best advise you on how to proceed. If you have purchased a defective product, our Product Liability Lawyers can assist you in recovering damages and compensation, even if the manufacturer is not a Canadian company.
When a product fails to perform as expected, or even worse, causes personal injury to the consumer, a product liability lawsuit will often follow. In these cases, an FDT Law Personal Injury Lawyer or Civil Litigation Specialist can provide assistance in making sure that the company responsible is held accountable for any damages.
If you would like more information about making a product liability claim or would like to speak to one of our FDT Law Personal Injury Lawyers, please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Products Liability can include:
- Defective products resulting in injury
- Defective products resulting in property damage
- Defective products resulting in economic loss
- Mislabelled products
- Products not fit for purpose
What are Defective Product Lawsuits?
Traditionally, these claims are limited to products in the form of tangible personal property. For example, if a lamp with faulty wiring were to cause a house fire resulting in damage to the home or contents, the homeowner may be eligible to receive compensation from the manufacturer if it is proven that the lamp was defective.
However, if the defective product is to blame for personal injuries, such as burns, broken bones, or head injuries, a personal injury lawsuit could be made.
Who is Accountable When a Product is Found to be Defective?
Accountability for product liability claims is not limited to manufacturers.
Ontario distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public, are also responsible in some circumstances if the product causes property damage or personal injury.
What Can I Do If I Have Been Injured by Defective Product?
When a defective product is to blame for causing personal injury or prevents you from being able to function the way you did prior to being injured, an FDT Law Personal Injury Lawyer can assist you in receiving fair compensation for your injuries. Your personal injury lawyer will be able to answer your questions and provide you with helpful resources.
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