Toronto Product Liability Lawyers
Product liability litigation in Canada is a complex and ever-changing landscape. When a defective product reaches the hands of the consumer and causes injury, the entity responsible for such negligence could be anyone in the distribution chain, from the manufacturer to the product designer. The root cause of dangerous products usually stems from three areas: a manufacturer defect, a design defect, or a lack of proper warnings and directions that demonstrate safe use of the product. Defective products are generally borne out of negligence or a careless party failing to exercise the reasonable standard of care. In serious cases, faulty products may cause serious injury or disability to anyone who uses them.
When a defective product has caused injury to you or a member of your family, it can be incredibly distressing. It is especially frustrating if you later learn that such an ordeal could have been prevented if certain parties had not acted negligently. At Mazin & Associates, PC, our Toronto product liability lawyers have a unique understanding of Canada’s product liability laws. We advocate on behalf of faulty product victims, and have fought this battle for years. We can use our vast array of knowledge and resources to identify manufacturer mistakes and hold the responsible parties accountable. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at (416) 625-2122 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Do I Need a Product Liability Lawyer?
Injuries sustained in product liability cases can be life-changing and completely disrupt your ability to work, engage in your normal relationships, and enjoy your life. They can also cause you serious financial difficulties. If your injuries were the fault of a product manufacturer or seller, they should be the ones to pay for your expenses, not you. However, you may be unable to recover any compensation if you attempt to handle your case on your own.
Product liability cases are complicated. You will need to discover why specifically the product malfunctioned, and then identify who was responsible for the malfunction. Hiring a lawyer will make this process much easier. Lawyers can consult with experts, such as engineers, who can gather all the necessary evidence for your case. They can also speak to insurance agents and opposing lawyers on your behalf, to ensure that you don’t accidentally say anything that might damage your claim. With a lawyer on your side, you are likely to receive much more compensation than you would trying to handle your case on your own.
Why Choose Mazin & Associates, PC to Handle My Case?
The lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC understand how much work needs to be done in order to hold manufacturers accountable when they fail to safeguard their products for consumers. If you’ve been injured by a poorly tested or malfunctioning product you may need to take some time to process what has happened. However, we recommend that you contact a legal team as soon as you can. For those who have never needed to obtain the help of a lawyer, the prospect of hiring a lawyer can seem intimidating or exhausting.
Our team understands this, and we are committed to making the process of hiring a lawyer as easy as possible. We are committed to our role in helping our clients, we take on the legal stress so that they don’t have to. Our lawyers have helped people across Canada recover the resources that they need when they are injured. Our team is committed to using our knowledge to fight for the rights of people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to hold negligent companies accountable.
Our dedication to our clients goes beyond the excellent legal representation we provide. We want to ensure that everyone who needs help is able to get it. For this reason, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t charge any legal fees until we have won you a monetary award. In the unlikely event that we fail to win you compensation, you won’t owe us anything. Furthermore, we offer free case evaluations, so you can explore your legal options before committing to anything.
Types of Product Liability
There are a variety of factors to take into consideration when addressing product liability. The existence of a faulty product is not enough to warrant litigation. We must also prove that a particular product defect directly caused your injuries. Product defect can be attributed to a range of areas, including:
- Defective household products
- Toxic food products and containers
- Dangerous childcare products and toys
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective vehicles
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
To make a claim against a defective product, you additionally may have to prove that you were not mishandling or misusing the product in a way that would cause injury or negative side effects. Canada uses the theory of comparative negligence, which means that if you are found to have been partially at fault for your injuries, your award will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. If, for example, you are awarded $100,000 but found to be 25 percent at fault for your injuries, you will only receive $75,000.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer in Toronto
Using a product under the assumption that it is safe, but later suffering damages because of a product defect, can feel like a betrayal of trust. In product liability cases, Mazin & Associates, PC works closely with top engineers to analyze whether dangerous defects exist in the product. If you or someone you know is a victim of a defective product, our Toronto product liability lawyers can help guide you through the complex legal terrain. Contact our Toronto offices at (416) 625-2122 for a free consultation.