Product Liability lawyers in Red Deer, St. Albert &
One of the more complex areas of personal injury law that the BLFAB Personal Injury Lawyer firm specializes in is defective product or product liability cases. Interestingly enough, the average consumer in Red Deer, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, and other cities in the Province is not familiar with this legal phrase. Product liability is basically the legal way of saying that a product’s manufacturer or seller can be liable if it’s defective or faulty in any way. In essence, if you’ve sustained injuries by using a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation.
What constitutes a Defective Product?
In reality, no industry is immune to defective product litigation. Furthermore, if you were injured in some way while using the product, you may be able to include a number of parties that were involved in the chain of distribution or supply chain in your lawsuit.
FREE CASE EVALUATION
The liability in defective product cases can apply to a wide range of products including:
Children’s products – examples include car seats, cribs, dangerous or defective toys, playpens, strollers, etc.
Construction equipment and tools – examples include defective bandsaws, hand tools, jigsaws, table saws, etc.
Heavy machinery – examples include defective backhoes, bulldozers, front-loaders, hydraulic equipment, industrial machinery, etc.
Household products – examples include appliances, carbon monoxide or smoke detectors, furniture, etc.
Medical equipment and pharmaceuticals – examples include defective medications and medical or surgical implants
Motorcycles and accessories – examples include defective helmets or tires and flaws in design
Recreational vehicles (RV’s) – examples include defective ATV’s, boats, campers, jet-skis, motorhomes, snowmobiles, trailers, etc.
Sports equipment – examples include defective helmets, padding, snowboards, snow and water skis, etc.
Tobacco and tobacco substitutes – examples include chewing tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, etc.
Beverage and food product – whether the source is a grocery store or restaurant, examples include baby foods and formulas that cause food poisoning or contain foreign objects
In most cases, injury victims don’t realize that a product is defective and assume that they did something wrong or didn’t follow the instructions properly. Consequently, they wind up blaming themselves for their injuries and don’t take legal action.
WHY THE PRODUCT AND NOT ME?
It’s important to remember that just because you were injured when using a particular product does not mean that you are the one at fault. Here are a number of reasons why the product is at fault:
It didn’t come with the proper instructions or it was mis-labeled
The designer, manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of the product failed to explain the proper use of it
There may have been design or manufacturing flaws in the product
What may be a suitable piece of candy for adults might cause choking in children
The product could’ve been inherently dangerous or poorly designed and the designer, manufacturer, distributor, or retailer didn’t warn consumers about the inherent dangers of it
If you or a loved one was injured when using a defective product, don’t procrastinate about this. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the legal team at BLFAB Personal Injury Lawyer to evaluate your claim or schedule a FREE consultation appointment today.