Abel Law Firm can represent you in your case and hold the manufacturer liable for their negligence if your son or daughter suffered injuries from a dangerous toy or product. Your medical expenses could push you into debt and cause additional stress for your family. You shouldn’t suffer the consequences of a company’s mistakes. We will help you fight for the justice your child deserves and seek the maximum compensation available.
Sadly, many products manufactured by children pose serious health and safety hazards. Products are often recalled from the market for defects that lead to severe injuries. When a product’s manufacturer issues a recall, you must cease using the product immediately.
If your child has been the victim of a defective child’s toy or product, the manufacturer may be liable under the law. To discuss the details of your case during a free consultation, contact the Oklahoma City dangerous child product attorneys of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today.
Common Child Product Safety Hazards
There are many reasons why products may be recalled; however, the most commonly reported defects for childcare products are:
- Lead Paint Poisoning: This means that the toy or other product was manufactured with lead, and the content exceeds the legal limit.
- Age-Inappropriate Toys: Toys that are marketed to children who are too young for the product may cause injury.
- Choking Hazard: Small, easily breakable toy parts can pose a choking hazard to younger children, especially babies ages 1-4, who are prone to putting objects in their mouths.
- Electrocution Risk: Some electronic toys can result in burn injuries or electrocution during use.
- Sharp Edges: Some children’s toys and products have sharp corners and edges that can cause deep wounds. The manufacturer could be at fault if they were aware of the danger but failed to warn consumers.
- Faulty Playground Equipment: Some products used on playgrounds contain toxic chemicals, defective screws, or unstable parts. A child playing on such equipment could fall, become pinned inside or under the device, or suffer cuts and bruises.
If an unsafe toy or product has harmed your child, contact an attorney immediately to learn about how you can file a legal claim and pursue compensation for your losses.
Common Injuries Associated with Defective Children’s Products
Although manufacturers are responsible for testing the safety of products before releasing them to the public, defects could occur during the design, assembly, or shipping phase of the process. These defects could lead to severe injuries and even death in small children and infants.
The most common injuries caused by dangerous childcare products and toys are:
- Crush injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Symptoms from exposure to toxic substances
- Facial disfigurement
Abel Law Firm understands how traumatic it can be to see your child suffer because of a product you thought was safe. The manufacturing company misled you about the potential risks and showed no regard for your son or daughter’s well-being. Our Oklahoma City dangerous childcare product and toy lawyers are ready to take on your case and recover the financial award necessary to cover your losses.
Compensation You Might Be Entitled To from the Negligent Company
The deadline for filing a civil lawsuit against a manufacturer is known as a statute of limitations. Oklahoma has a two-year statute of limitations. That means you must initiate legal action within two years of the date your child sustained injuries. This is a strict timeframe, and you could end up with a dismissed case if you don’t file on time.
The compensation you receive should cover the losses you and your child suffered due to the defective product. These losses might include:
- Medical bills
- Mental anguish
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You could also pursue punitive damages during a lawsuit. A jury will review various factors associated with your case to determine if this financial award should be made. The award is not made “to you,” although you get the money. Rather, punitive damages are awarded “against” the wrongdoer and are intended to be a deterrent to future similar behavior. One of the main requirements for a jury to make this award is clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted with reckless disregard for your child’s rights.
The Oklahoma City dangerous childcare product and toy lawyers of Abel Law Firm have provided dependable legal services since 1976. Our compassionate and skilled team will go above and beyond to secure a favorable outcome in your case. We will tirelessly work to help your son or daughter recover from their injuries so you and your family can move forward with your lives.
To speak with an experienced Oklahoma dangerous child product attorney from the Abel Law Firm, contact our office at (405) 239-7046 today. A successful lawsuit may compensate for your losses and justice for your child’s injury. Call today for a free product liability case evaluation.