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Product Liability and Defective Product Claims in Ontario: When a manufacturer is responsible for injury or damages

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 Ontario personal injury lawyer or civil litigation specialist can provide assistance in making sure that the company responsible is held accountable for any damages.

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 injury, 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 Ontario 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.

If you would like more information about making a product liability claim , or would like to speak to one of our Ontario personal injury lawyers, please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

 

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