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A Closer Look At Toy Related Injuries

toy injuriesFor most, personal injury lawsuits involve things like auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, or on the job injuries. But sometimes injuries can come from very unsuspected places. One perfect example of this is toy injuries. Each year, thousands of kids are injured because of toys each year. In some cases, these are accidents that won’t be the actual fault of the toy manufacturer. But on occasion, an injury may be determined to be due to the negligence or recklessness of a manufacturer. Learning more about toy injuries and about what could lead them to be the basis for a personal injury lawsuit is a good idea.

First, it’s worth understanding some facts about just how frequent these kinds of injuries are and how serious they can be.

  • Roughly 260,000 emergency room visits each year are related to toys
  • Over one third of all injuries from toys involve kids who are under 5 years old
  • Over two thirds of toy related injuries involve kids younger than 12
  • About half of toy related injuries cause damage to the face and head – including Traumatic Brain Injury and other very serious injuries.

As mentioned above, most of the injuries caused by toys will not be the fault of the toy manufacturer. Every toy, no matter how benign, has some level of risk – no matter how minuscule that risk may be. It is when hazards are present and not known about that legal action may be pursued.

For example, if a toy has inherent risks but you are not adequately warned about the dangers, you may have a potential lawsuit. Another example is when a defect exists within the product that makes it much more dangerous than it should be.

Usually, recalls are done involving defective toys very quickly. And if your child is injured with a toy following the recall announcement, you likely won’t have much legal room for seeking compensation. But if your child is injured before a recall takes place, if their injury is due to a defect in the toy, or if it is caused by a danger that exists in the toy that you aren’t properly warned about, a trial attorney may be able to help you get compensation for your injuries.

It’s important to discuss your case with a law firm as soon as you can, of course. Learning more about your rights and your options will help you determine your next steps and could also help you rest easy knowing that someone is fighting for your rights. They’ll begin the job by looking at the injury, the toy, and any other factors that may exist. From that information, your trial attorney will determine whether or not you have a case. If you do, they’ll start working to help you get the compensation you deserve.

With offices in Bradenton, Venice, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and throughout the rest of Florida, our team of experience trial attorneys is ready to help you. We have more than 100 years’ experience in the field, and help our clients settle for millions every year. Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about what your options are.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

A Closer Look At Toy Related Injuries

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