Every day we rely on a wide variety of products to make our lives better. From food, to vehicles, to cleaning products and pharmaceuticals – there are so many products which help us and make life more convenient. We trust that these products are going to be safe for us to use and not cause us personal injury or adverse effects.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When defective, faulty or dangerous products are sold on the marketplace, they can cause serious personal injury or even death.
Question: Who is at fault?
Manufacturers of product carry a responsibility to follow all government regulations and provide products that are safe for the consumer. When harm results from the normal use of their product, the manufacturer is liable.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a faulty or defective product, you may be entitled to compensation.
Question: What constitutes negligence?
Personal injury or death due to a product may be the result of a number of defects – all of which are considered negligence in personal injury law.
- Design Defect – something in the design of the product itself that causes unnecessary danger or risk to the consumer.
- Manufacturing Defect – an error made during the manufacturing process which causes unnecessary danger or risk to the consumer.
- Marketing Defect – An error in the way marketing or instructional materials are written which causes unnecessary danger or risk to the consumer.
Question: What to do if you’ve been injured?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a product due to any of the above acts of negligence, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer right away.
If you are unable to come into one of our offices due to the nature of your injuries, a member of the Clarke Law team will be happy to come and visit you at your home or in the hospital for a free no-obligation initial consultation.Your personal injury lawyer can help to make you aware of your rights and what you can reasonably expect in terms of the legal process and in terms of compensation.
Question: Why seek compensation?
If you’re already dealing with a serious injury due to the use of a product, you may not feel you have the strength or the energy to pursue compensation through the legal system.
But dealing with a personal injury can be very expensive for the victim. Financial impacts may include lost income because of time off work, medical expenses, as well as other necessary expenses while you are recovering.
It is important to receive all the compensation that you are entitled to so that your injury does not jeopardize your financial future.
Another reason why it may be worth bringing a claim is to make sure the product manufacturer is penalized for the damage they caused to you – which will hopefully help to stop the same type of injury from happening to others.
If a defective product has caused personal injury to you or a loved one, there is help available. Contact the professionals at Clarke Law today to schedule your free consultation.