Obtain Justice with a Skilled Toy Injury Lawyer
Approximately 220,000 children are admitted into hospitals for toy-related
injuries according to John Hopkins University School of Medicine. There
is a spike in the number of children who are brought to hospital emergency
rooms during the wintertime holiday season. A couple of dozen children
die annually because of toy injuries, also according to John Hopkins.
A parent of a child who has suffered a toy injury needs to understand what
remedies are available in the legal system. A parent must understand what
steps need to be taken to protect the rights and interests of a child
following an injury arising from a defective toy. This includes understanding
the real benefits of proactively retaining the professional services of
an experienced, compassionate toy injury lawyer.
Common Causes of Toy Injuries
A considerable array of toy injuries are reported annually. The leading
cause of injuries to children involve different types of riding toys,
like tricycles and non-powered scooters. A considerable percentage of
these accidents are the result of a design or manufacturing defect associated
with these types of riding toys.
Choking injuries, and deaths, represent the second most common type of
toy injury experienced by children in any given year. These incidents
oftentimes occur because of a design or manufacturing defect that results
in small pieces becoming detached from a toy and swallowed by a child.
The majority of these injury and death cases involve children under the
age of three years.
Inappropriately sharp objects associated with a toy represent the third
category of the underlying cause of toy injuries to children in the United
States each year. A toxic element somehow associated with a toy is yet
another category of injury-causing element associated with child's
toy. Finally, a number of children die annually due to suffocation associated
with some sort of defective toy.
Common Types of Toy Injuries
Facial injuries, and injuries associated with the mouth, represent the
most common category of toy injury sustained by children each year. Choking
is included in this category. Broken bones and lacerations represent another
primary category of injuries impacting children because of defective toys
Compensation in a Toy Injury Claim or Lawsuit
The nature and extent of compensation associated with a toy injury involving
your child hinges upon the specific facts and circumstances of the case.
However, there are certain types of compensation commonly recovered in
a toy injury claim or toy injury lawsuit. These are:
- medical bills and expenses
- pain and suffering
- emotional distress
- permanent disability
A sad reality associated with many toy injury cases is that a child requires
medical care and treatment for a more extended period of time. For example,
if a child breaks his or her leg because of defective toy injury, he or
she may require therapy into the future. Therefore, an experienced toy
injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm fights to ensure that compensation
is obtained not only for existing or current injuries, losses, and damages,
but also for those your child reasonably can be expected to face in the
future because of a toy injury.
Punitive Damages and a Toy Injury Lawyer
One area in which a toy injury lawyer is invaluable is in ensuring that
financial compensation is maximized when it comes to your child's
injuries. If a toy injury lawsuit is pursued, this compensation may include
what are known as punitive damages.
Punitive damages represent additional financial recovery in a toy injury
case for particularly reckless conduct by a toy manufacturer, distributor,
retailer, or other party in the chain of design, production, and sales.
Punitive damages not only provide additional money for the benefit of
your injured child, but serve to punish a third-party for particularly
egregious conduct in regard to a defective toy.
Toy Injury Wrongful Death Case
If tragedy has struck in your home and you have lost you son or daughter
because of a defective toy, a toy injury wrongful death attorney can provide
you the effective representation you must have to bring at least some
semblance of justice to you. The laws in all 50 states provide you with
the ability to bring what legally is called a toy injury wrongful death lawsuit.
There is no way that any amount of money can compensate a parent for the
loss of a child, due to the negligence of a third party. With that clearly
understood, a toy injury wrongful death attorney from The Doan Law Firm,
at (800) 349-0000, will tirelessly fight to ensure that you, as a parent,
receive the compensation to which you are entitled as the result of the
negligence of a toy manufacturer, retailer, or other party that is responsible
for the untimely death of your son or daughter.
As is the case with a toy injury claim generally, compensation in a toy
injury wrongful death case depends on the specific facts and circumstances
of the matter. However, there are some types of losses that parents oftentimes
obtain financial recovery that include:
- lost companionship
- medical expenses
- funeral expenses
- mental anguish
Retain a Toy Injury Lawyer
If your child has been injured because of a defective toy, a toy injury
lawyer from The Doan Law Firm stands ready to meet with you and discuss
your case. An initial appointment can be scheduled with a toy injury attorney
from The Doan Law Firm by calling (800) 349-0000. The toy injury hotline
is staffed around the clock, 365 days a year, including on all major holidays.
At an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm toy injury lawyer, you
will be provided an overview and evaluation of your case. Claim settlement
and lawsuit strategies will be discussed with you. Any questions you have
fully will be addressed by an attorney. Keep in mind that our firm does
not charge a fee for an initial consultation in a toy injury case.