When we as consumers purchase or use a product, we assume that the product will be in good working order. Moreover, we put faith in the manufacturer and producer of the products we purchase and use that these products will be safe to use. We implicitly trust that the product has been put to the highest test and met the necessary safety checks. We also trust that all warnings about the potential dangers of the product have been disclosed to us – that all foreseeable possibilities of danger and risks have been disclosed to us or have been vetted out already. It is not only products that we purchase that we assume are safe but rather, products and devices we use directly or indirectly in day to day life such as the escalator at the local mall, the treadmill at the local gym or the merry-go-round at the local amusement park. We assume all these products have been tested and are safe. The reality is that nothing in life is perfect and errors in production do occur that lead to injuries. In some cases the responsibility for the defect may be difficult to ascertain as many products are the sum of multiple products put together to make one item that you as a consumer will purchase (i.e., a computer has many parts made from different manufacturers). When a consumer sustains an injury, illness or loss due to a defective product or service, liability can be applied to those who knew or ought to have known that the products posed a risk.
Sustaining a serious personal injury can be a life changing event. It is vital that you get the compensation that you deserve. If you believe you have been injured by a defective product or service, call Baratz Law today for a free consultation. At Baratz Law, all our personal injury cases are dealt with on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay anything and we don’t collect any fees unless we win or obtain a favourable settlement for you!