A defective product is generally defined as an item or object that has been commercially produced and offered for sale by a manufacturer that is either unfit for its intended purpose or is dangerous to a consumer if used as directed.
In many instances, products can be considered defective if the product does not carry an adequate instruction manual or if it has been incorrectly designed, assembled or manufactured in a manner that is dangerous.
If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury that was caused by a defective product, that individual may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries which can include provision for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other costs associated with the injury.
Common Causes of Defective Products
As there are many different items that are available to consumers, there can be a variety of different causes that determine a product to be defective.
Some of the most common include:
Failure To Warn the product does not provide information or labeling on the item to advise the user on how to operate the product. For pharmaceutical items, this may also be the lack of warning about possible side effects.
Engineering and Design Defects the product has been incorrectly designed or designed in a manner that increases the risk of an injury to the user.
Manufacturing Defects during the raw material or assembly phase (which can also include packaging) the product is not put together correctly, which may cause an injury upon unpacking or use.
Its important to note that as many products are often designed and created by large manufacturing firms, defective product litigation can become quite complex, as proving liability in these types of cases can be challenging.
However, here at Greg Monforton and Partners our teams of lawyers have the determination to stand up to these companies and the experience to help injury victims fight for a fair and just settlement.
Types of Known Defective Products
When the quality of a product is poor or if it has not been thoroughly tested before being sold, there can be life changing consequences for those that are affected by it.
Some of the most common defective items include:
- Home improvement products (Chinese drywall)
- Children's toys (Pokémon balls, battery powered riding vehicles)
- Propane heaters (Coleman)
- Furniture (coffee tables, TV stands)
- Consumer electronics (televisions, small appliances)
. Just to name a few.
As a consumer, its always a good idea to look for reviews of products online which can often provide accurate information from those that have direct experience using a particular item.
Injuries Caused By Defective Products
Injuries from a defective product can range from a minor blemish to a serious personal injury that may require urgent medical treatment.
Some of the most common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Facial damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain damage
Should an individual receive injuries due to a defective product, its important to seek urgent medical attention from a licensed medical practitioner to ensure that any injuries can be addressed quickly.
If possible, its also wise to document as much of the incident as possible. A simple cell phone camera can often be used to quickly take images of the accident scene and the defective product that was the cause of the incident.
Need Help? Contact Our Windsor Defective Product Lawyer
Becoming the innocent victim of an injury from a defective product often affects more than just the injury recipient. In many cases, individuals are often not able to return to work due to the extent of their injuries which can then impact the lives of their family members and other dependents.
At our Windsor based law firm, we are compassionate to victims and have a strongly held belief that large firms and corporations should be held responsible for their actions.
With our office located in Windsor, we proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel to injury victims throughout Ontario, including:
. And most of the towns and surrounding suburbs of these areas.
To find out how we can help with your injury compensation claim or even to help determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit contact us today at (866) 320-4770. A member from our intake staff will answer your call and quickly connect you to one of our lawyers.
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