Even though there are many laws and regulations to protect consumers from unsafe products, there continues to be a need for an unsafe toy accident law firm Maryland families can rely on. When an innocent child is injured from using an unsafe toy or product that was intended to be used by children in their age group, the child may be entitled to compensation. Many parents find it helpful to discuss their situation with a lawyer who is licensed to practice in the state where their child’s injury occurred.
If your child has been injured or has died as the result of an accident involving an unsafe toy or other product intended for children in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC or the surrounding areas, the dedicated team at Cohen & Cohen is here to help. Cohen & Cohen has successfully defended the rights of injured people and their families for over 30 years. We are available to give the parents and families of injured children, free case evaluations with no obligations.
Personal Injury Claims and Children
Although personal injury laws differ from state to state, many of them operate on similar premises. These include:
1) The plaintiff (the injured victim) needs to prove that they were in fact injured and
2) That the plaintiff’s injury was caused by one or more party’s negligence.
Many parents and families find this to be much easier to do with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. If your child has suffered because of a dangerous toy or unsafe product, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with an unsafe toy accident law firm Maryland parents have gotten help from in the past.
A difference between personal injury claims involving adults compared to children is that if a child is the plaintiff, they typically do not need to defend themselves against contributory negligence. Negligence is a term used to describe the failure of someone (or a group of people) to use reasonable care, and this failure results in damages or injuries to someone else. When an adult is injured because of another party’s negligence, the injured adult may be held partially responsible for their own injury if the defendant can show that the plaintiff’s negligence contributed to their injury.
An example of this is if an adult drives a car that is having problems with its brakes and takes it in to a mechanic that suggests work that can fix the brakes- or if the car company recalled a faulty part or vehicle- and the adult failed to fix the problem. If the adult continued to drive the car and then got into an accident because of the brake problem- a court may find that the adult plaintiff’s negligence contributed to his or her injury.
Typically, children are not assigned contributory negligence because of their age. Most children under the age of 18 do not have the same intelligence, experience, physical skills, emotional development, and level of maturity that one expects from an adult. In a personal injury claim with a minor, the child’s lawyer must prove that the party at fault owed the child a duty of care and then failed to act with the care and knowledge a reasonably prudent individual (or group of individuals) would have done in similar circumstances.
An example of this is if a child is playing with a toy that catches on fire and does not immediately put it down and seek out the help of an adult, they would not typically be assigned contributory negligence.
Get Help from an Experienced Personal Injury Law Firm
Many personal injury cases involve insurance companies that spend a lot of time and money trying to ensure that they have to pay out as little as possible to plaintiffs in personal injury cases; as well as individuals with powerful lawyers who will try to protect their client’s (the defendant’s) assets regardless of whether or not their negligence caused someone to be injured. This and many other reasons are why many parents of personal injury victims find it to be much easier to seek compensation for their injured child with the help of a personal injury law firm that is experienced in successfully defending their client’s rights.
For a unsafe toy accident law firm Maryland families recommend, contact Cohen & Cohen any time of the day or night, any day of the year.