If a product doesn’t work properly, it can pose a risk of serious injury which can have a significant impact on your life. If a faulty or defective product does cause an injury, you may be able to make a product liability claim and seek compensation from the manufacturer of the defective goods.
The process of making a claim is dependent on a variety of factors, such as whether the product was manufactured domestically or overseas.
What Constitutes a Defect?
A product can be considered defective if it fails to meet a standard of safety that the public can reasonably expect. How this is determined will ultimately vary in each scenario, but courts will consider factors such as the purpose of the product, instructions and warnings, when the product was supplied and how the product may reasonably be used.
Product liability claims are brought against a variety of goods such as cars, household appliances, chemical products, medical devices, sports equipment, and baby products, which are either unsafe, defective or contain faulty components.
Making a Claim
If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of a defective product, you should seek independent legal advice as soon as possible. To successfully make a product liability claim, you must generally provide evidence that the manufacturer has supplied a product that is defective, not fit for purpose, unsafe, or has inadequate warnings.
Get in Touch
Keep in mind that the process of making a product liability claim can be complex and strict time limits apply. The team at Brisbane Injury Lawyers offers a No Win, No Fee service as we believe every individual deserves legal representation.
Speak to the team at Brisbane Injury Lawyers on 07 3188 5800 or contact us today.