Some products are unsafe, unreliable, or unfit to perform their purpose. When used unknowingly, a defective product can cause serious injuries including wrongful death, property damage, and economic loss. Canada’s product liability laws allow you to hold either the designer, manufacturer, or seller of a defective product accountable for the negligence that led to your suffering.
But product liability covers more than defective products. By law, companies must adequately warn you about the risks of their product and educate you thoroughly on its use. In most industries, Canadian companies are also required to adhere to strict labelling regulations. Whether you’ve sustained an injury due to an unsafe, poorly labeled, or defective product, there is a party to be held accountable.
The product lifecycle involves the designer or creator, the manufacture, and the seller. Each of these parties has a role to play in ensuring your safety when you purchase their product. As such, product liability claims fall under 1 of 3 categories:
- Defective Design: when the defect was present before manufacturing
- Manufacturing: when the defect is the result of the manufacturing process
- Failure to Warn: when the information on the label or in their marketing is inadequate
At all levels of a product’s development, your safety should be the number 1 priority. When you or a loved one sustains an injury due to the negligence of a designer, manufacturer, or marketer, they haven’t fulfilled their duty to keep the public safe, and you have a right to be compensated for your losses. Vishal Sharma knows how to get you the compensation that you deserve.