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Product Liability and Dangerous Children's Products

 Posted on April 03, 2023 in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Untitled---2023-11-13T141244.978.jpgAs a parent, your child's safety is likely a top concern. Parents worry about stranger danger, school safety, and other external dangers, but there may also be dangers lurking in the products parents buy for their child. In recent years, dangerous children's products have been recalled due to potential risks of injury or even death. Product liability law holds manufacturers accountable for their products by requiring them to pay for damages resulting from accidents caused by unsafe products.

Types of Product Liability Concerns for Children

The most common product liability claims related to children’s products involve toys, clothing, and furniture. Toys may contain small parts that can be choking hazards or other dangerous pieces, while clothing may have loose threads or adornments that can cause strangulation. Furniture such as cribs may lack proper safety features that could prevent tipping or collapsing.

The companies that design, manufacture, or distribute children's products have a legal obligation to make sure their products are safe for use. If they fail to do so, then they can be held liable if an accident or injury occurs as a result of the product.

Damages in a Product Liability Case

Product liability cases are often highly complex. Product manufacturers and other parties responsible for creating and distributing products want to avoid the reputational damage and financial loss associated with a recall or product liability case. Consequently, they will work hard to fight allegations of negligence or unsafe products. Working with an experienced product liability attorney is crucial. Your lawyer will gather evidence of the unsafe product and the injuries caused by the product and seek restitution.

Damages in a child-related product liability case often include compensation for medical expenses such as emergency room care, hospital bills, and medication. Compensation may also be available for your child's pain and suffering. In cases involving defective products, you may be able to recover the cost of any lost wages associated with caring for your injured child.

Contact our Lake County Product Liability Attorneys

If your child was harmed by a dangerous toy, defective crib, or any other type of children's product, it is important to seek advice from an experienced attorney. The attorneys at Salvi & Maher, LLP have recovered over $250 million in verdicts and settlements for injured clients and their families. We understand the stress and worry you may be feeling as a parent when your child has been injured due to negligent behavior. Let our skilled Waukegan personal injury lawyers help you hold the liable party accountable and pursue compensation.


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