Any product in Ontario must be manufactured, designed, supplied, or retailed in such a way as to ensure the safety of its consumer.
In Ontario, the law protects us from dangerous goods. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the food they ate, the clothes they wore, the car they drove, or any other type of product they used, please consult a personal injury lawyer to learn how you may claim compensation from those responsible.
Legislation in Ontario allows product injury victims who have suffered compensable damages to claim for losses such as pain and suffering, past and future income loss, future health care, home maintenance, and any out-of-pocket expenses incurred. Product liability cases in Ontario can be tough to prosecute. It is a good practice to preserve all the evidence you can, especially the defective product.
Like any other legal action, time limits govern your ability to commence a claim for the above-noted damages. Not everyone is entitled to compensation from the person or corporation who caused their accident. This is where an experienced personal injury lawyer may provide an opinion as to whether the product was defective or inherently dangerous.
Manufacturers must have quality control systems in place to prevent defective products from entering the market. They also need to provide adequate directions and warning labels to protect consumers. As long as a consumer uses a product in the way it was designed to be used at the time of injury, liability will lie with some combination of the designer, manufacturer, supplier or retailer.