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Defective Product Car Accidents in Alberta, Canada

What if a traffic violation or a poor driving decision didn’t cause your car accident in Alberta, CA? What if faulty brakes caused the problem or another manufacturing issue with your motor vehicle?

Alberta allows you to sue any responsible party, which means you could sue the designer, crash testing facility, or manufacturer.

Defective vehicle crashes are often single-vehicle crashes. The car suddenly careens out of control, sending you into a tree, ditch, or guardrail. These crashes can cause as many injuries as multi-car accidents.


Common Examples of Defective Car Parts

Common examples of defective car or car part cases include:

  • Faulty brakes
  • Airbags that fail to deploy
  • Defective seatbelts
  • Defective tires

This list is by no means exhaustive.


Establishing a Company’s Negligence

A company has a duty of care to ensure the vehicles they sell to the public are as safe as possible. They must meet minimum legal safety standards.

Canadian law also requires that vehicle manufacturers conduct adequate crash testing.

Your attorney will examine company records to determine whether these standards were met. We’ll also use experts to determine whether a faulty product caused your accident.

Determining the appropriate negligent party is part of our due diligence on every personal injury case.


Act Fast to Secure Your Claim

You have just two years from the date of your accident to file most personal injury claims in Alberta, but there is rarely any value in waiting. Bring a lawyer in on your case as quickly as possible, especially if you think you’ll have to go up against a big corporation like a car manufacturer.

When you involve a lawyer past, you gain a representative who can help you file your claim. Your lawyer will deal with the car manufacturer’s insurance company, so you don’t have to. Your lawyer can also take steps to secure vital evidence before it degrades or disappears.

These companies are going to blame you for your accident. They’re going to say the problem was operator error, and they shouldn’t have to pay a dime. They’ll want you to walk away empty-handed, leaving you to absorb all the costs of your medical bills and lost wages. They don’t want to compensate you for pain and suffering.

You can make a claim even if there was a recall in place, even if you made a mistake on the road, and even if prevailing weather conditions exacerbated the problem.


Schedule a Case Review Today

Our team offers our clients decades of experience. We’re responsive, empathetic, and tough. We’re known as some of Canada’s skilled negotiators and litigators.

If you’ve been involved in an accident, don’t wait. Contact the expert personal injury attorneys at Merchant Law as soon as possible.

Contact us to schedule a case review today. We’re here to help.

About Donald I.M. Outerbridge

Donald became the Executive Director of Merchant Law Group LLP starting in 1993, nearly 30 years ago. His experience managing law firms at various levels and in multiple provinces across Canada goes back even further to 1981.

Please note: The information provided on this website is Not Legal Advice. The information may or may not be accurate. The information is for discussion purposes only. Reliance upon any information provided would not be grounds to advance a claim against Merchant Law for providing any advice. In order to get a formal legal opinion upon which you may rely about any specific fact scenario, you would have to first retain the services of a lawyer and request a formal legal opinion.