Nobody expects to sustain a serious injury because of an item they purchased in Dartmouth. Generally speaking, we trust that the run-of-the-mill goods available for sale have undergone proper testing to ensure they are safe for the public to use. In fact, more often than not, we take for granted that a slight defect could make our major appliances, children’s toys, furniture items, and other household products extremely dangerous. 

Unfortunately, in many cases, a product’s dangerous defects are not apparent until after it has been released to market. If negligence at certain points in the production cycle allows a hazardous, defective product to be sold to the public, the consequences can be catastrophic. 

If you have been injured by an unsafe product, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for damages you incurred as a result of your injuries. Our defective products lawyers serving Dartmouth have a history of representing clients who sustained injuries because of another party or entity’s negligence.  

In product liability claims, negligence may be linked to a product’s defective design, negligent manufacturing of the product, failure to warn consumers of the risks associated with the product’s use, improper testing of the product’s safety, and possibly more.

Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to reasonably ensure that their products will not injure the people that purchase and use them. In accordance with the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act overseen by Health Canada, if a manufacturer knows one or more of its products could cause physical harm to the people who use it, they must carry out a rigorous process to report the hazard to Health Canada, and provide thorough retailer documentation in case items need to be recalled from store shelves.

There is a high national safety standard to protect people across the country from defective products. The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act applies to many different consumer products, including children’s toys, sporting goods, and household items. Other products like foods, drugs, as well as motor vehicles and their parts are regulated by other federal laws. 

Given the extensive federal regulations overseeing the safety of consumer products manufactured and sold throughout the country, it is only reasonable for consumers to believe that the products they purchase in Dartmouth will adhere to the national safety guidelines. Unfortunately, though, this is not always the case. Defective, unsafe products can and do find their way into the homes of unsuspecting consumers. When this happens, these hazardous products can malfunction, leading to accidents, physical injuries, and in some cases, even fatalities. 

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a defective product, it can be difficult to know what to do next, or where to go to seek accountability. To learn if you are eligible to pursue a product liability claim against the negligent manufacturer whose defective product caused you to sustain injuries, contact our defective products lawyers serving Dartmouth for a free, initial consultation. 

Free Consultation for Dartmouth Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win

During a no-obligation, cost-free first meeting with our Dartmouth defective products lawyers, you will have the opportunity to discuss the circumstances of your accident, ask important questions, and learn about legal options for financial recovery that may be available to you. If you are eligible to pursue a product liability claim, our defective products lawyers serving Dartmouth may be able to help you recover the costs of financial losses you incurred because of your injuries. 

To book your free, initial consultation, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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