Product Liability

Waterloo Product Liability Lawyers

If you’ve recently suffered damages or sustained injuries from the use of a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation and should consider having our personal injury lawyer in Waterloo file a product liability claim, on your behalf.  These cases are often very complex and require reviews by engineers and other professionals to help determine whether a product is indeed defective.  Furthermore, they usually involve multiple parties within the chain of supply such as:

  • Distributors
  • Exporters
  • Importers
  • Manufacturers
  • Product designers
  • Retailers
  • Sellers
  • Wholesalers

Consequently, determining liability for the victim’s injuries can be challenging.  Also, it must be determined whether the case falls under Federal or Provincial jurisdiction.  Our law firm will provide the experience, knowledge, and skill needed to help you face the complexities of your case and navigate through the legal process.  Having an injury lawyer in Waterloo from BLW Injury Law Firm represent you and your case gives you a better chance of getting the compensation you deserve.  Furthermore, it ensures that your rights will be protected throughout your case.

The Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act

Although Canada has established extremely high safety standards for consumer goods and products, harmful and unsafe products still manage to find their way into people’s homes and harm them.  In 2011, the federal organization known as Health Canada, created the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and continues to oversee it today.  The Act holds designers, distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and any other member of the chain of supply.  The Act requires manufacturers to:

  • Maintain Accurate, Honest Advertising, Labeling, And Packaging Regarding The Product’s Safety
  • Provide Information To Health Canada Regarding The Name Of The Supplier And When The Product Was Manufactured And/Or Sold
  • Provide Relevant Safety Information To The Consumer Regarding The Product’s Use
  • Report Any Defects That May Be Present Or Incidents Regarding The Product’s Safety

If you sustained injuries because any of the above requirements were violated, BLW Injury Law Firm can assist you in filing a personal injury claim and suing for damages.  In addition to the above, a product liability claim is categorized in one of three ways:

  • Defects in design
  • Defects during manufacture
  • Failure to provide sufficient instructions or warnings regarding the product’s use

Your personal injury lawyer in Waterloo and their team of legal assistants can walk you through the claims process so you understand what to expect.  Just remember that the burden of proof rests on your shoulders when it comes to proving who is liable for your injuries and responsible for damages.

To ensure that you have a better chance of getting the compensation you deserve, you need an experienced legal team that has a proven track record of successes in and out of court.  For more information, contact BLW Injury Law Firm today.