Product defectiveness can be caused during its design phase, or during its manufacture.
- If the product has a manufacturing defect, it will vary from other models purchased
- If it has an inherent design defect, all products will contain that defect and will look physically identical
At our B.C. law firm, we use highly skilled product engineers to examine and report on the function and safety of products in question. Make sure you save the product that caused you or a loved one harm and bring it to the lawyer during your complimentary consultation.
We recommend that you let an experienced defective product lawyer deal with the manufacturer. As a consumer, you:
- May not be able to reach the right person on the chain of command;
- Will be offered a measly gesture such as product replacement only; or
- Will be ignored.
A lawyer will use the proper channels to bring the resulting injury to the attention of the corporate personnel and let them know they may be facing a lawsuit.
The actual product that caused your injury is crucial evidence in your case. If the defect was a one-of-a-kind anomaly, simply purchasing another product will not be sufficient. Any abnormal or dangerous conditions apparent on the product will help your claim and provide proof that the manufacturer allowed an unsafe product to be sold. If you have proof of purchase, such as a receipt or warranty, that will be extremely helpful as well.
This all depends on the extent of your injuries, the type of defect, and the nature of the product. You may be entitled to:
- Compensation for treatment expenses
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
and other consequences of the defective product injury. Your British Columbia lawyer will go over potential damage recovery with you during your free consultation. Call Stephens & Holman at 604-730-4120 to get started.