Product Liability Lawyer Martinez and Walnut Creek
Children are precious, and the last thing any parent, grandparent or family member wants to see is a child injured, especially as a result of a defective product. Every year in the United States, thousands of children fall victim to serious injuries due to defective products made especially for children. A product liability claim in Martinez and Walnut Creek, can be expensive, complicated and in the case of a child, very emotionally upsetting.
There are quite literally thousands of products on the market today for children. Toys, nursery products, and playground equipment all have the potential to be very dangerous if used the wrong way, or if defective in anyway. When a serious injury happens to a child, it can quite literally devastate a family, especially if the incident should never have happened except for a defective product. This is when a product liability Martinez and Walnut Creek claim should be seriously looked at.
Those who manufacture, distribute and sell products for children, are responsible for the safety of the products they make available to consumers. When a product proves to be unsafe and causes an injury to a child, those responsible can be sued for product liability in Martinez and Walnut Creek. There are many ways in which a product can be deemed unsafe, and some of these ways can include, but are not limited to:
- Bad product design
- Defective materials
- Manufacturing error
- Failure to provide accurate instructions
- Failure to provide adequate warnings
Christmas is a hectic time for families, stores and the manufacturers of products for children. When a product is rushed to market in order to corner a piece of the market, sometimes a manufacture may have been aware the a product could cause injury, however marketed the product anyway. The tragedy of this is that in many cases, changes that could have been very inexpensive could have prevented serious injury or even wrongful death.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released statistics in December 2012, which stated that an estimated 74,100 emergency department-related injuries associated with but not necessarily caused by, nursery products amount children under 5 years of age. In 2002, it was also estimated that 212,000 emergency room visits were caused by dangerous and defective toys. 26 children are killed every year due to defective cribs, while around 100,000 others are injured.
If your child has suffered an injury due to a defective product, you need a law firm or attorney who will fight for the rights of your child, and family.