Product Liability

Grimsby, LaSalle and Amherstburg Product Liability Lawyers

Our economy is one that is driven by commerce and a free market. But there are times when companies don’t fully consider the safety of the consumers who buy and use their products. Although our laws regulate this, there are times when negligence and carelessness will put consumers’ safety at risk and cause harm and injuries.

The Potential Risks of Consumer Products

Every year, consumers are injured or killed by hazardous or dangerous products here in Ontario. Manufacturers of these products have a legal responsibility to provide products that don’t pose a risk to their customers. When manufacturers fail to meet this responsibility, they often put their customers in danger. Manufacturing defects, design defects, and failures to warn are all ways in which a company can leave consumers exposed to harm.

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Many different sectors of dangerous and defective products and equipment have injured unsuspecting consumers:

  • Medicine and pharmaceuticals
  • Food products
  • Cars
  • Marine vehicles and boats
  • Industrial equipment
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Children’s toys
  • Children's products
  • Asbestos products
  • Tobacco products
  • Home products
  • Tools
  • Construction products
  • Recreational equipment
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Forest products
  • Marine engines and parts
  • Mining

As a consumer, you have the right to rely on the safety of the products you purchase and use, however defective products make it into the marketplace each year. Their are laws that protect consumers from faulty and defective products. But it is often complicated to determine at what level of production or getting a product to market that liability falls. It may be

  • At the manufacturing level where a defect has occurred during the making, assembling or packaging of the product.
  • At the design level in the way the product was initially designed
  • At the marketing level where there was a lack of important information enabling a consumer to use the product safely.

Because of this, bringing a product liability claim can be complicated since the points of liability can be found at the designer, manufacturer, distributor, supplier, marketer, wholesaler or even the retailer.  That is when it is important to have an experienced product liability lawyer on your side.

Accidents resulting from a defective or dangerous product have been known to cause

  • broken bones
  • head, neck and brain injuries
  • spinal cord injuries
  • scarring
  • serious burns
  • disfigurement

as well as other devastating injuries. Our consumer protection laws protect injury victims who have suffered an injury due to a defective product. If you have been harmed by a dangerous product, you have the right to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for your medical expenses, lost wages and other losses.

If you have suffered an injury due to a dangerous or defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call the experienced product liability lawyers at Barapp Law Firm. We have represented clients in Grimsby, LaSalle, Amherstburg and throughout Ontario against dangerous products. Contact us today for a free consultation.