Defective Toys Injure Children
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2010 report on defective toys lists these toys associated with 2007 – 2009 deaths of children under age 15:
- Rubber balls
- Non-motorized scooters
- Non-motorized riding toys
- Stuffed toys
- Powered riding toys
- Toy boxes
- Rubber darts
Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Few things light up the faces of our children more brightly than a new toy. When we purchase toys, we do so with the notion that youngsters will enjoy happy hours of safe play. But the reality can be tragically different when toys are found to be defective. In its most recent report on defective toys, the Consumer Product Safety Commission observes that more than 250,000 injuries requiring emergency room visits in 2009 were attributed to or associated with toys. That same year, a dozen toy-related deaths claimed children under the age of 15.
Fort Lauderdale Defective Product Attorney Gregg Hollander has seen the agony of parents who have lost a child to a defective-toy accident. He and his team at the Hollander Law Firm have worked with families in West Palm Beach, Naples, Boca Raton, and other South Florida communities, helping them seek justice for the innocent lives taken by defective toys.
Built on Attorney Hollander’s commitment to provide personal attention and tenacious representation to injury victims, the Hollander Law Firm has become known for its sensitive handling of cases involving serious injuries to small children. We know that kids and parents, alike, need our support when unexpected injuries have the potential to be life-changing. Serving people in Boca Raton and beyond, defective toy attorney Gregg Hollander’s years of experience in personal injury law offer the assurance families need that they’ve chosen a proven and strong advocate who will fight for their child’s rights.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, riding toys are among the most lethal on the market. More than half of the deaths of young children that occurred in 2009 were associated with riding toys: tricycles, motorized and non-motorized vehicles.
Among the toy-related injuries treated by emergency rooms nationwide, nearly half involved head and face injuries. The medical and legal professionals at the Hollander Law Firm know how serious wounds to those parts of the body can be, especially for young children. When head wounds are serious, the results can spell traumatic injury to the brain. In some instances, children are forever changed by such injuries, left with reduced abilities to think, speak, or move. Deep cuts or gashes to the face can cause serious scarring, leaving a child to face life with altered features.
The CPSC’s research over a five-year period confirms an annual average of 228,200 toy-related injuries requiring emergency medical care. Of that total, 169,200 affect children under the age of 15, while 80,900 happen to children under age 5.
In Naples, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach, families touched by the tragic loss or serious injury of a child call on the legal skills of Boca Raton defective toy lawyer Gregg Hollander and his team at the Hollander Law Firm. We offer you knowledgeable and compassionate professionals who are accessible, dedicated to protecting your rights, and who work tirelessly to achieve your best interests. We have helped thousands of victims of defective toys and other products, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, daycare negligence, and many other injury-causing events.
The Hollander Law Firm charges you no fees if we are unsuccessful in recovering monetary damages for you. We stand on our record of recovery. Call today and ask for a free consultation with a defective toy lawyer in Boca Raton to discuss your child’s injury. We’ll explain your options and work with you to ensure that your child’s rights and future are top priority.