PRODUCT LIABILITY

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We understand how traumatic accidents can be to the people involved as well as to their loved ones. You are entitled to compensation, not just for your injury, but also for current and future wage loss, suffering, ongoing care and rehabilitation.

Every case at Sal Guzzo LL.B. Professional Corporation is handled in a professional and timely manner. Our goal is to serve the best interests of the client by obtaining just and reasonable compensation either by proceeding to trial or by reaching a favourable settlement.

Overview of Service

Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and others who make products available for public purchase/use and are responsible for the illness/injury that may occur as result of their use or consumption.

At Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation, your recovery is our first priority.

We understand all the challenges you face after experiencing an injury/illness as a result of using a manufactured product or consuming a food product you purchased. We understand that you might not be able to go back to work for while and therefore, you are entitled to compensation. Our goal is to assist and guide you through the whole process, providing you with the support of an expert law firm that cares for its clients.

Step By Step Instructions

Some hypothetical situations:

  • Scene 1: A chair that you purchased has a design defect and as a result the chair breaks or dysfunctions causing you injury (to your back or head) affecting your daily activities.
  • Scene 2: You buy new tires for your car which have an expire date as does any other product available for purchase. After you install them and drive your car and your car tire explodes on route and as result you get involved in a car accident, are injured and unable to work.
  • Scene 3: You purchase a food product that does not specify all the ingredients and nutritional facts and as a result you fall ill after consumption or have an allergic reaction.

Categories:

  • Children’s Health & Safety
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Home & Garden
  • Seasonal Travel
  • Second-hand Products
  • Sports & Recreation

Personal Assessment

1

If you can, call 911.

2

Report any product abnormalities to the Canadian authorities (Health Canada).

3

Write down any relevant information like time and place of occurance, type of product, names of all parties involved (sales person) and take detailed notes about how it happened.

4

Use your phone or a mobile device with a camera to take pictures of the product and pictures of your injuries that occurred as a result.

5

Only speak to a police officer, fireman or any other authorities that come to your aid. Avoid talking with people you don’t know and do not take any advice from them.

6

Visit your family doctor and/or specialist and collect any evidence you can, like prescriptions, treatments, X-Rays, etc.

7

Call Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation immediately at 905-232-9222, set your free consultation appointment; clarify all your concerns and doubts. You have up to three years to start a claim but if you wait too long you might not collect all the evidence you need to build your case and get the compensation you deserve.

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We will explain all of your rights to you clearly so you understand them in our initial consultation with you. This will be followed by a meeting with one our associate lawyers at which point you will be asked to sign a retainer if you wish to continue with the proceedings on your behalf.

Recommendations

1

Register at “Health Canada” web site to get recall and safety alerts (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/index-eng.php).

2

Report an unsafe consumer product(s) to Canadian authorities (Health Canada).

3

Keep your contact information updated at your car dealership or mechanic as most times they contact customers if there is a recall or defective part.

4

Read all the nutrition facts carefully when buying food products.

5

Follow manufacturer usage or installation instructions for any purchased products/goods.

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