From defective vehicles and unsafe toys, to contaminated food and faulty machinery, deficient consumer products have the potential to injure not only one, but large groups of people. Product liability is the area of law that encompasses these situations and examines the possible negligence on the part of those who made the defective product available to the public.
Product liability claims can be filed based upon one of three types of defects:
- inadequate design,
- defective manufacturing, or
- failure to warn the consumer of risks inherent in usage.
If you suffered an injury while using a product in its intended manner, anyone involved in the creation of the product – designers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers – may be held responsible.
What To Do If You Are Injured
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury from a defective product, stop using it immediately, take photos and gather any information regarding its purchase (date, location, receipts), warranties and registrations. Your next step is to contact a negligence lawyer who has products liability expertise.
Hobbs Giroday has decades of experience as products liability lawyers, pursuing both plaintiff claims and defending manufacturers and distributors of products. These cases cover a wide range of products at various levels of complexity. Our products liability lawyers have acted in large high-profile cases, such as the class action lawsuit against Guidant Corporation on behalf of all Canadians who received potentially defective medical devices; and as representatives for leading automobile manufacturers such as Ford Motor Company.
Working with negligence lawyers at a niche firm such as Hobbs Giroday means we have the ability to move quickly and work closely with you on your product liability claim. We are committed to delivering exceptional, efficient and cost-effective solutions in order to achieve the best possible results.
Contact us for a consultation to learn more about how we may be able to help you.