If your child or teen has been injured by playing with an unsafe toy or other product intended to be used by his or her age group in Virginia or in the surrounding states, or if your child has tragically died as the result of this, you may find it beneficial to enlist the help of an unsafe toy accident law firm Virginia families have gotten help from in the past.
When a child is injured, parents often suffer from seeing their child unwell and in pain. When someone loses a loved one unexpectedly, the grief can be overwhelming. When a child dies unexpectedly and seemingly in a way that could have been avoided were it not for another party’s negligence, the pain, anger, frustration and grief can become exponentially debilitating for the child’s grieving family.
Common Unsafe Toys and Children’s Products
Even though the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls dangerous toys and children’s products every year, every year more than 200,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms because of these kinds of products.
Common products intended for children that have caused injuries in the past include but are not limited to:
- Fidget spinners
- Unsafe and flammable clothing
- Bicycles, tricycles and other child powered vehicles
- Battery operated vehicles intended for children
- Electronic learning devices
- Building sets
- Playground equipment
- Car seats
- Toys, including toxic toys manufactured in other countries
Compensation for Accidents Caused by Toys and Other Children’s Products
In Virginia and many other states in the U.S., when someone is injured because of someone else’s negligence, the negligent person may be liable for expenses related to the person’s injury. This is true for an injured child or teenager, the same as for an injured adult.
Even though most children and teens do not support themselves financially nor are they responsible for their own bills, when they are injured because of someone else’s negligence (or malicious or reckless behavior) they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. This is typically sought through a personal injury claim that the parents or guardians of the minor file on their behalf in a civil court. Many people find this is most effective when this is done with the help of a personal injury lawyer who is experienced with defending the rights of people who have been injured by faulty or dangerous products.
If you are the parent or guardian of a minor who has been injured because of an unsafe toy or product, it may be in the best interest of your child and your family to discuss your situation with an unsafe toy accident law firm Virginia parents and guardians have gotten help from in the past.
The following are some of the more common reasons why a family might seek compensation for an injured minor. It is not a comprehensive list of these reasons nor is it intended to be legal advice in any way:
- Medical expenses (including emergency services, hospital stays, doctor visits, medications, etc.)
- Projected costs of future medical needs
- Loss of ability
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Projected earning losses
- Funeral costs
- Burial or cremation costs
- Pain and grieving
Get Help As Soon As You Can
Many children have very short memories and their perceptions of events are often different than adults who experienced the same event. This is one of the many reasons why it is important to get help from a personal injury law firm as soon as possible. The sooner a parent or guardian of an injured or deceased child knows what their child’s rights are, the sooner he or she may be able to start protecting these rights. A personal injury law firm that is experienced with defending the rights of minor children is a good place for concerned parents and guardians to start doing this.
For an unsafe toy accident law firm Virginia families can trust, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation, any time of the day or night, 365 days a year.