The products purchased from local retailers or online merchants should not, if used in accordance with their advertised safety instructions, cause consumers to sustain physical injuries. However, when negligence throughout the manufacturing and distribution process occurs, harmful, defective products could be released for general sale, thereby putting countless consumers at risk of injury.
Injury-causing accidents arising from the use of defective products are often the result of their manufacturer’s negligence. Throughout the process of designing, assembling, packaging, and distributing a non-commercial consumer item, negligence can manifest itself through a variety of wrongful actions, errors, and other forms of misconduct.
Products could be designed in a defective manner. An error in the manufacturing process could render the product defective and potentially dangerous for use. Testing of the product’s safety could be conducted improperly. A product’s safety instructions, labeling, packaging, or advertising could fail to sufficiently communicate the risks associated with the product’s improper use. These, and other violations of the safety protocols legislated by the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) could be considered negligence. Similarly, manufacturers who learn about dangerous defects associated with a product they have released for sale but fail to notify the proper authorities of the potentially hazardous error could be considered negligent when their wrongful inaction leads to consumer injuries. Negligent product manufacturers may be liable for financially compensating the consumers who have been injured by the defective products they have made available for sale.
All businesses across the country that manufacture, import, sell, advertise, package, label, or test non-commercial consumer products must comply with the safety regulations mandated within the CCPSA. These nationwide rules and protocols exist to help reduce the risk of harm to human health as the result of defective products, including:
- Domestic items (e.g. appliances, furniture, etc.)
- Recreational items (e.g. children’s toys, games, etc.)
- Sports items (e.g. equipment, gear, safety pads, etc.)
- And possibly more
If a product manufacturer violated the safety protocols outlined in the CCPSA and, as a result of their negligence, caused you to sustain compensable injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If you are unsure whether you may be eligible to pursue legal action to recover damages you have incurred after being injured by a hazardous consumer product, book a free initial consultation with our defective products lawyers serving Kentville.
By working with our Kentville defective products lawyers, you may be able to pursue a civil claim for damages you have incurred as a result of your injuries, as well as damages you may incur in the future. These damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Ongoing medical care/in-home care
- Lost wages due to missed work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Adjusted living expenses
- Pain and suffering
- And possibly more
To learn more about how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to provide you with assistance, contact our defective products lawyers serving Kentville and receive a free initial consultation on your case.
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Nobody imagines that the regular use of an everyday product will result in serious injuries. When accidents caused by defective products lead to physical injuries and financial losses, it can be difficult to know where to turn to pursue accountability.
During a free, no-obligation consultation, our Kentville defective product lawyers will be able to go over the details of your accident with you and respond with personalized legal advice based on the circumstances of your case. To receive your free initial consultation and learn about options for financial recovery that may be available to you, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today.