New York City Child Product Recalls Lawyer

New York City Child Product Recalls Lawyer

Were you or your child hurt because of a recalled child product in New York, NY? You may be entitled to hold the responsible party strictly liable and recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. A skilled New York City child product recalls lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help your family navigate the complex personal injury process in NYC. 

Our attorneys have fought to help families like yours for more than four decades combined. We’ve won tens of millions of dollars worth of compensation for our clients over the years.

Are you interested in more information about how we’ll fight to protect your legal rights? Call our law offices in New York, New York, for a free consultation today.

How Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help With Your Child Product Recalls Claim in New York City

A product recall is generally a request from the product manufacturer to return a dangerous item to the manufacturer. Usually, recalls are attempts to prevent injury after the company has identified a safety issue with the product. Toys and children’s products are sometimes recalled after someone has already gotten hurt.

Still, recovering compensation related to injuries caused by a recalled product will not be easy. The big corporations and insurers will fight to minimize your claim. Having a New York City personal injury lawyer in your corner is the best way to maximize the value of your product liability claim.

When you hire Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. to handle your injury claim, you can expect our lawyers to:

  • Identify the defect in your child’s product
  • Gather evidence to establish liability
  • Retain experts and professionals who can back up your injury claim
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf

You don’t have to rely on attorney advertising alone. Our New York City personal injury attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience. We’ll put in the hard work to maximize your compensation award. To get started, all you have to do is call for legal advice today.

How Common Are Child Product Recalls in New York?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) studies child products and keeps records of product recalls. Hundreds of consumer products are currently on the CPSC recall lists.

In 2019, an estimated 60,600 children under the age of five were treated in emergency rooms for injuries associated with nursery room products alone. Around 64% of these injuries were associated with high chairs, cribs/mattresses, infant carriers, and strollers/carriages.

Thousands more are hurt by defective toys and recreational products–as well as defective car seats that can cause serious car accident injuries.

What is My New York City Child Product Recalls Case Worth?

Putting a dollar value on an injury is a complex process. To determine what your child product recalls case is worth, we have to know the facts.

Issues that can be significant in determining the value of your product liability case include:

  • The nature and severity of your child’s injury
  • The cost of medical treatment
  • Whether your child’s future career prospects are impacted
  • The impact of the injury on your child’s life
  • Emotional and mental trauma

Our attorneys in NYC will bring in specialists who can testify about the value of your case–so that you can rest assured we aren’t leaving money on the table.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims of Defective Child Products in NYC?

At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we’ll help your family recover fair compensation for both economic damages and non-economic damages after defective child products cause your harm. 

We’ll fight to secure compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • PTSD
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of a normal childhood
  • Damages for wrongful death in fatal cases

A product recall is not always an admission of guilt. Sometimes manufacturers publish recalls only because they suspect the product may cause injury. If you were hurt, get the help of an experienced attorney to make sure you’re getting the full compensation you deserve.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for Causing My Own Injuries in New York?

If you were hurt by a recalled child product, you could still be blamed for using the product incorrectly.

New York follows a pure contributory negligence law. If you were hurt by a dangerous product, you may be entitled to damages even if you were partly to blame. If you are found partially at fault, your compensation award will be reduced to account for your share of responsibility for the accident.

Do you need help understanding New York contributory fault rules? Call our law firm for a free case review today.

We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Child Product Recalls Injuries

Children are known for being resilient. However, they’re also more vulnerable than adults in many ways. Indeed, they’re more likely to suffer dramatically in an accident caused by a dangerous child product. Children often suffer life-altering injuries. 

Our lawyers are well-equipped to handle even the most complex injury case, including those involving:

Was your child injured in New York City by a defective product that was subject to a recall? Our NYC child product recalls attorneys can help. Give us a call today to schedule a free case review to learn more about options for recovering fair compensation.

What Causes Most Child Product Recalls in New York, New York?

You should be able to expect that products specifically designed for children are reasonably safe. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Manufacturers recall children’s products for various safety issues all the time. Sadly, those recalls aren’t always made in time to prevent injuries.

At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our product liability lawyers handle all types of child product recall cases in New York City, including those involving defective:

  • Car seats
  • Toys
  • Games
  • High chairs
  • Strollers
  • Activity jumpers
  • Baby food
  • Formula 
  • Children’s furniture
  • Crib mattresses
  • Children’s prescription drugs

You may have the right to file a product liability lawsuit even if you bought the product used or if the product was a gift.

How Do I Establish Liability in a NYC Child Product Recalls Case? 

Product manufacturers can be held strictly liable when they put dangerous children’s products on the market. That means victims usually don’t have to prove negligence to recover damages. 

Evidence that the product was recalled can be valuable to your claim. However, evidence that the company recalled a child product is not always enough to prove you deserve compensation.

To recover compensation under New York City product liability laws, you’ll have to prove:

  • You were hurt because of the product
  • The product suffered from manufacturing defects, design defects, or marketing defects
  • You suffered damages 

Strict liability means that the company that put the product on the market can be held accountable regardless of whether they were negligent.

Manufacturing Defects

To prove liability based on manufacturing defects, you’ll have to prove that something went wrong in the way the child product was assembled. If there was an error in the manufacturing process, the manufacturer can be held liable even if the product was safe as designed.

Design Defects

Some products are unreasonably dangerous as designed. Even if the product was assembled correctly, something about the product design makes it unreasonably dangerous for its intended use or age group.

To recover compensation based on a design defect, it’s necessary to prove that some alternative design was safer. If that design could have kept children safe, the manufacturer is required to use it unless it would render the product unreasonably expensive.

Marketing Defects

Products suffer from marketing defects when they fail to provide adequate warning about a known risk. For example, child products may be recalled because of inadequate instructions or warning labels.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit Based on a Defective Children’s Product in New York?

The New York statute of limitations gives injured parties three years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. Minors who are injured have additional time to file a lawsuit. However, as a parent or legal guardian, you can file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a child.

If your child was hurt, taking legal action quickly can be the best way to recover full compensation for your losses. 

Contact Our Product Liability Law Firm in New York City for a Free Consultation

Was your child hurt because of a dangerous or defective child product? Did the manufacturer later recall that product? You could be entitled to compensation. Call a New York City child product recalls lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. to explore your legal options today.