Defective products can have serious repercussions, such as death or injury, especially when a child is involved. When you purchase toys for your child, you expect he or she will be able to play with them safely. You do not expect a faulty or defective product will cause an injury. Unfortunately, defective toy accidents happen frequently.
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to not sell products that pose health and safety risks to the public. If they do, they can be held responsible for the harm their products cause and be forced to pay compensation. It is important to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney after a child is injured from a defective toy.
You should not have to worry about the toys you purchase for your children. As a consumer, you are putting your trust in the manufacturer. When that trust is broken and a product becomes dangerous, someone may be held responsible.
If your child suffered an injury because of a defective toy, the manufacturer, retailers or anyone else involved with selling the product may be liable for your damages. Contact a Melbourne defective toy attorney at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter to discuss your case. James Coulter of The Law Offices of James B. Coulter will fight to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Call (321) 586-9944 to schedule a free case evaluation. The Law Offices of James B. Coulter represents clients throughout Central and Eastern Florida, particularly in and around Brevard County, Orange County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Indian River County and Osceola County. This includes Melbourne, Palm Bay, Vero Beach, Titusville, Rockledge, Cocoa Beach, Port St. Lucie, West Melbourne and the surrounding communities.
There are federal regulations in place helping to reduce the number of children injured from toys. However, there still are a variety of defects that could cause harm to babies, infants and even adolescent children.
A product can be defective in several ways. The defect may be in the original design of the product, meaning they all are defective. Or, a flaw in the manufacturing process can account for the defect. Marketing defects can include products that were mislabeled, were lacking proper warnings or have been falsely advertised.
Many times child injuries or deaths resulting from defective toys are caused by choking on small pieces or suffocating from the toy itself. The Child Safety Protection Act requires toys that consist of parts or pieces that could cause choking, or other potential hazards, place very noticeable warning labels on their products to help prevent harm.
However, accidents still occur. Some possible defects in children's toys include:
Defective product liability cases can be complex because there is no single negligent person. Instead, you typically file a claim against a manufacturer or distributor of a defective product. A personal injury attorney can work with you to help determine all possible sources of financial compensation.
Evidence is important in product liability cases. For example, if your child is injured because of a defective toy, having the product as evidence would help your case. You should not return the product to the manufacturer or the store. The toy should be left in the same condition it was in when your child was harmed.
If you child has been injured by a defective toy, it is important you contact a personal injury attorney after seeking medical help. Call (321) 586-9944 to speak to a Melbourne defective toy lawyer at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter. Attorney James Coulter will work to get you the compensation you deserve.