Craig Rosenbaum | September 4, 2019 | Products Liability
When we buy new toys and gifts for our children, we expect them to be safe. Toys and equipment intended for use by children should have an indication of what age they are appropriate for. If your child is 4 and they were injured by a toy that was labeled as being suitable for children aged 3 and above, for example, you will be left feeling confused and upset.
Unfortunately, children can be injured by toys in several ways, from choking on small pieces, to being injured by sharp objects. Additionally, it’s common for children to become injured because the product they were using had a defect. If your child has been injured by a toy, it is important that you take action to get justice and to gain the damages that you deserve.
Taking action against a toy manufacturer
Toy manufacturers have a duty to their consumers. They must take reasonable precautions to ensure that their products are safe for use. If their toys present a choking hazard for young children, clear signs should be displayed on the product. They must also ensure that adequate quality control is maintained to prevent defects.
To successfully take action against toy manufacturers, you must be able to show that their breach of duty caused the incident. You should be able to make a clear link between the hazardous product and the injury that was caused, and be able to show that if the product did not have a defect, the damages would have been completely prevented.
What damages will I be able to claim if my case is successful?
If you are successful in your product liability claim against a toy manufacturer, you will be able to claim several types of damages. First, if your child had to seek medical attention because of their injuries, you will be compensated for this. You will also be compensated for any additional expenses, such as lost wages or childcare costs. You may also be able to gain significant damages for the pain and suffering that was caused during the ordeal.
If your child has suffered due to a defective toy, you should take action to hold the toy manufacturer responsible for their negligence.