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Kelowna Product Liability Lawyer

If you have suffered an injury due to a defective product like a household appliance or motor vehicle, you could have a viable claim for monetary compensation. However, tackling these damage claims on your own is never easy. Our Preszler team of Kelowna product liability lawyers could provide you with the help you need to recover monetary compensation in your case.

At Preszler Law, we understand the challenges that come with a serious injury. When a dangerous product causes harm, we are ready to help make things right. To learn how we can best serve you as your personal injury law firm, call right away to set up an initial consultation.

Common injuries in a product liability claim

The injuries that can result from a defective product vary. Defective medicine can lead to poisoning or overdose, while a defective air fryer could result in electrical burns. Common injuries involving a product liability claim include:

  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Tendon and ligament damage
  • Blindness
  • Amputation
  • Death

The injuries that come with a product liability accident can result in costly medical care both now and in the future. For serious injuries, these costs could be significant.

Defences available to the manufacturer

It is possible to prevail in many product liability cases, but that does not mean the manufacturers are without prospective defences. Many of these cases are complex, and manufacturers never go to court unprepared. Frequently, their team of lawyers will be armed with mountains of documents designed to prove their client is not liable. Some of the defences common in a product liability case include:

  • The consumer understood the risks that came with using the product and assumed those risks,
  • The consumer failed to adhere to the product’s instructions or use it as directed,
  • The consumer used the product for an unintended purpose,
  • The consumer failed to maintain the product in proper condition,
  • The consumer waived their right to sue the manufacturer with a written contract, or
  • An intervening force that occurred after the product left the manufacturer’s control caused the injury.

While any of these defences could be successful, it is not uncommon for manufacturers to argue as many of them as possible. They hope that the shotgun approach presents their best chance to avoid liability. While a product liability lawyer might know how to avoid these defences, any one of them could trip you up if you attempt to handle a claim on your own.

Work with our Kelowna product liability lawyers

While taking on a product liability lawsuit by yourself can be fraught with risk, the good news is that you do not have to take on these claims alone. Working with our compassionate team at Preszler Injury Law could present you with the opportunity to recover compensation for your injuries. Call today to schedule your free case evaluation.


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Abbotsford, BC
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