Los Angeles Attorneys to Help After Child Clothing Injuries
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It sounds impossible before it happens, but each year, small children are seriously injured—sometimes to the point of fatality—by an accident involving their clothing. While U.S. regulators have cracked down on potentially dangerous articles of clothing, millions of items enter our country from overseas and make it into our stores without inspection.
If your child has been hurt in an accident involving their clothing, our team at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation invites you to contact our firm today. Our dedicated and effective children’s product liability attorneys know what it takes to hold large manufacturers and businesses accountable for bringing dangerous products to market.
We have recovered eight-figure settlements for clients after a child product liability case brought them to us. If you’re ready to bring results-driven strategies to your claim, reach out to our team at (866) 884-1717.
How Do Child Clothing Accidents Occur?
Serious clothing injuries are rare, but when they do occur, they can be devastating. For any family put in this terrible situation, it may be possible to hold the manufacturer responsible for not heeding regulations put in place to prevent these types of accidents.
Two of the most common child clothing accidents are:
- Burns: The Flammable Fabrics Act has made the manufacturing of children's clothing and sleepwear out of flammable material prohibited, but accidents continue to occur. As recently as 2012, children’s clothing was recalled due to federal violations concerning flammability.
- Strangulation: Strangulation is particularly a risk with children's hooded sweatshirts ("hoodies") that have drawstrings: During play, they can be caught by playground equipment or other items. While many clothing designers have stopped using drawstrings that pose strangulation hazards, these products are still available.
When children’s clothing designs include inherent dangers, you may be able to receive compensation for the injuries your child received and will continue to need treatment for.