Product Liability Injuries

Experienced Product Liability Lawyers in Nova Scotia

In our current globalized marketplace, we make use of products from around the world. And while we trust that these products are safe to use, in many cases consumers are being injured by products that are dangerous, mislabeled or simply don’t conform to safety standards here in Canada.

At Brill Law, we have represented victims of unsafe and hazardous products in Sydney, New Glasgow, Bedford, Truro, Dartmouth, Halifax, Amherst, Bridgewater & Lower Sackville and throughout Nova Scotia and recovered financial compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured by a hazardous product, we can help you.

Experienced Product Liability Lawyers in Nova Scotia

Not all dangerous products are produced in other countries. Even goods that are manufactured and produced here in Canada have been subjects of product liability claims. The dangers of these products can stem from different areas of the production chain, from negligent design to manufacturing practices.

The designer, manufacturer, retailer, or any other entity along the production line has a responsibility for ensuring that the product you have purchased is safe. And each can be held accountable.

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The Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act

The Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act has been set in place to ensure that our products meet stringent safety standards. And yet, each year, we see products that slip through the cracks and harm consumers. This occurs across many different industries from children’s toys to heavy equipment:

  • Infant and children’s products
  • Cleaning products
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Carpeting
  • Food and beverages
  • Automobiles
  • Boats
  • Recreational vehicles and boats
  • Recreational and sporting equipment
  • Tools
  • Forestry products
  • Heavy equipment
  • Medical equipment and devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Tobacco products
  • Building supplies
  • Products containing asbestos

The Complexity of Product Liability Law

Although product liability may seem simple, it is not. Because products may have sustained defects in one or even multiple areas of production, the laws governing liability can be complicated. Determining who and where in the production line is at fault and whether negligence played a part can be difficult to prove.

If you have been injured due to a hazardous product, be proactive.

  • Seek medical attention and follow all medical advice
  • Make comprehensive notes about the incident and the injury
  • Take photographs of your injury and the product right after the incident, specifically details of any dangerous parts or components
  • Keep the product that caused the injury unaltered.
  • Keep all original packaging, labeling and peripheral components Keep your receipt
  • Keep any informational material that came with the product including any warranty material.
  • Contact a product liability lawyer.

Class Action Suits

A class action suit can be brought against a manufacturer when there have been many people who have been harmed or injured by the same product.

In the case of class action law, the product has affected so many consumers that a class action suit is reasonable to go up against a very large company with extensive financial and legal resources. These companies have an arsenal of lawyers on their side so a class action suit shows its strength in numbers.

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At Brill Law, we have represented countless product liability claims and class action suits on behalf of our clients. If you have suffered an injury due to a defective or hazardous product, contact our office for a no-cost consultation.