Los Angeles Toy Injury Lawyers
Was Your Child Injured by a Dangerous or Defective Toy?
There are few things children love more than playing with their toys. While many of these toys are safe and appropriate for young children, others have dangerous flaws and defects that can lead to serious and even fatal injuries.
On average, a child receives emergency treatment for a toy-related injury every three minutes in the U.S., according to the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
We believe parents shouldn’t have to worry about whether toys come with hidden hazards. If your child has been injured by a dangerous or defective toy, we can help you seek the compensation you need to cover things like medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and so much more.
With more than 35 years of experience, our defective toy injury attorneys in Los Angeles stand ready to take on even the most complex case. Call Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation today.
To learn more about how we can help you and your family after a toy-related injury, call (866) 884-1717.
Common Toy-Related Injuries
Many defective toy cases revolve around products with small components that can break off or become detached. These pieces often turn into choking hazards for young children. Electronic or motorized toys that are poorly designed can present a shock or burn hazard.
Common toy-related dangers include:
- Choking hazards
- Strangulation hazards
- Toxic contaminants
- Dangerous magnets
Compensation for Your Child's Injuries
Accidents caused by defective toys can require extensive hospital stays, multiple surgeries, therapy, and other expensive procedures to ensure a child’s recovery. As a result, you may be wondering what type of compensation you can recover from a defective toy claim.
While you can’t put a price on a child’s health, adequate compensation can be a step in the right direction. With the help of our firm, you can file a product liability lawsuit to recover damages for medical bills, ongoing care, pain and suffering, and additional financial losses.
In order to win your child’s toy injury claim, you must be able to prove that:
- The product was defective;
- The designer or manufacturer caused the product to be defective;
- As a direct result of the negligence, your child was injured; and
- Your child’s injuries resulted in compensable damages.
While the value for injuries sustained is relatively straightforward to determine, it is much more difficult to work out the potential loss of the child’s income as an adult and future medical treatment.
A product liability lawyer, and their access to professionals in the medical and economic field, can help determine the fair value of these types of lawsuits. That way, you can seek the appropriate amount of compensation from the manufacturer responsible for your child’s injuries.
What to Do If Your Child Is Injured by a Defective Toy
Seek Medical Attention
If your child has been injured by a dangerous or defective toy, the first step is to seek medical attention immediately. Be sure to document any medical treatment your child receives and keep all receipts and records related to the injury, as this can help your product liability claim later on.
Take Photos & Collect Evidence
Once your child has received medical attention, it is important to take photos of the toy and any injuries caused by it. If possible, collect any broken pieces of the toy as evidence of its defectiveness. Additionally, if there were any witnesses who saw what happened, make sure to get their contact information, as they may be able to provide valuable testimony later on.
Contact an Attorney
After collecting evidence and documenting your child’s injury, you should contact a Los Angeles toy injury lawyer who specializes in product liability cases. An experienced attorney, like those at Shoop APLC, can help you determine if you have a valid claim against the manufacturer or seller of the toy that caused your child’s injury and can advise you on how best to proceed with filing a lawsuit.
File a Product Liability Claim
If it is determined that you have a valid claim against the manufacturer or seller of the toy, then you will need to file a claim in order to receive compensation for damages such as medical bills and pain and suffering. Your attorney can help guide you through this process and ensure that all paperwork is filed correctly and on time so that your claim is not denied due to an administrative error.
Experienced Advocates for Toy Injury Cases
At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, our Los Angeles toy injury attorneys have extensive experience in handling cases involving injuries caused by defective toys. We understand the devastating impact that a dangerous toy can have on a child and their family, and we are dedicated to seeking justice and fair compensation for our clients.
When you choose our law firm to represent you, you can expect:
- Knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys who will listen to your story and understand the unique circumstances of your case
- Thorough investigation and analysis of the toy and its potential defects
- Collaboration with experts in toy safety and product liability to build a strong case on your behalf
- Aggressive negotiation with manufacturers, distributors, and insurance companies to secure the maximum compensation available
- Transparent communication and regular updates on the progress of your case
With our dedicated legal team by your side, you can focus on your child's recovery while we fight for your rights and hold those responsible accountable for their negligence.
Discuss Your Options in a Free Consultation
Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation is dedicated to representing injury victims and their families from coast to coast. When you retain our firm, our Los Angeles defective toy attorneys will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation your family needs and deserves.
Our attorneys have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and have the knowledge and resources necessary to maximize the value of your claim.