If your child was injured by a dangerous or faulty toy in Virginia or in the surrounding states, or if you are grieving over the death of your sweet, innocent child because of this, it may be in your best interest to contact a reputable toy injury law firm Virginia families can rely on.
When a child is injured because of one or more party’s negligence, financial losses, and the emotional and physical tolls this puts on the child and those who love them, can be overwhelming for most families. When these feelings are compounded by the grief that comes when an innocent child dies for reasons that seemingly could have been prevented, many families feel hopeless, lost, and full of despair.
Compensation for Injured Children
While no amount of money can replace a child nor can it take away the pain, and physical and/or mental damage to an injured child, it is important for a family to know their rights and to be compensated with what they are entitled to. While money may be the last thing on a family’s mind when they have an injured child or are grieving over the loss of one, a child’s injuries can be so expensive that the family is forced to think of this.
These costs can be so prohibitive that a family may not be able to pay for the kinds of medical care and treatments that their child needs to get better (or to get as good as they can get given the extent of their injuries). As many people unfortunately know, sometimes after extensive and expensive medical treatments, a child may die or not fully recover from their injury- and yet their family is responsible for the medical bills that were caused by someone else’s negligence.
Compensation for Faulty and Dangerous Toy Injuries
To help you determine whether or not your family may be entitled to compensation for your child’s injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligence, a good place to start to do this is by contacting a toy injury law firm Virginia parents and guardians recommend. It is always a good idea to be informed of one’s rights and very often, the sooner a person does this, the better off they are in the long run.
The following are common reasons that families of injured children seek compensation from the party or parties whose negligence contributed to their child’s injury:
- Emergency services
- Doctor visits
- Hospital stays
- Surgeries and other treatments
- Therapy (physical, cognitive and/or emotional)
- Other medical expenses
- Loss of quality of life
- Projected medical expenses
- Projected earning potential for the child that he or she will no longer be able to fulfill because of their injury
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
- Burial or cremation costs
- Pain and grieving
The above are common reasons that families of children injured by faulty or malfunctioning products seek compensation for their child’s injury. The list is not exhaustive nor is it intended to be legal advice.
Common Faulty and Dangerous Children’s Products
When a child is injured by using a toy according to the toy’s instructions and heeds its safety warnings, there is a good chance that one or more of the party’s negligence caused or contributed to their injury. Children’s products that have harmed children in the past include but are not limited to:
- Toys (both electronic and ones that are used manually
- Electronic learning devices
- Bicycles, tricycles and other people powered vehicles
- Battery operated vehicles that children ride in
- Flammable clothing and clothing with features that can be dangerous to small children
- Playground equipment
- Amusement parks with insufficient safety features and monitoring of park
A Personal Injury Law Firm Can Help
The sooner a family talks to a good personal injury law firm about their child’s accident, the sooner the law firm may be able to start protecting the family and child’s rights. This is often a good idea for any kind of injury that may been caused by somebody else’s negligence but it is especially helpful to do when children are involved. Children’s perceptions of events are very often different than older people who experienced the same event. As well, a child’s memory can quickly fade and their language abilities to convey their memories are often inadequate to sufficiently paint an accurate picture of an incident.
Enlisting the help of a law firm that has experience in working with children and protecting their rights, as soon as possible, may help the law firm to build a stronger case than if they had to wait to get the information they need to do this effectively. For a toy injury law firm Virginia families are fortunate to have access to, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation at no obligation to you.