Product liability cases stemming from serious injuries are always unfortunate. But they're even sadder when the innocent victim is a child who was simply playing with a toy.
As a parent, you have a right to expect that any toy you purchase for your child is safe for his or her use. However, history is rife with stories of defective or poorly designed toys that put children in danger.
At Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, our defective products lawyers have helped families like yours after a defective toy hurt an innocent child. We understand the complexities of these cases and know how to pursue compensation from the parties responsible.
If you're Atlanta, Georgia resident in need of an experienced defective product lawyer, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.
Danger in The Toy Box
Modern toys are often complicated pieces of machinery. And that's great- these toys are fun, interesting and often quite educational. Children can get a lot of joy out of a well-crafted modern toy.
However, the more complicated the machine, the more chances there are for something to go awry. And even simple toys can pose a danger if they are not designed and manufactured with care.
Toys can put kids in danger in a number of cases, including those where:
- The toy is made from toxic or dangerous materials
- The toy contains small parts that can snap off and become dislodged in a child's throats
- The toy poses a fire hazard
- The toy has sharp edges that can cut a child
- The toy contains electronics or electrical parts that pose a shock hazard
These issues are sometimes caused by poor design- the person responsible for conceiving new toys simply didn't see the problem. And sometimes the design is basically sound, but gets undermined by poor manufacturing processes.
Whatever the specific cause of the defect, a defective toy can cause significant injuries to your child. Our defective products lawyers take these cases seriously.
Don't throw the toy out after it hurts your child. Keep it in a safe place so that our lawyers and experts can examine it. And retain any purchase records that might exist for the product.
If your child was hurt by a defective toy in the Atlanta, Georgia area, our defective products lawyers want to hear your story. Please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today for a free consultation.