There might be a viable negligence case against the sporting goods store for failing to properly fit the helmet and/or selling the wrong helmet. It is important to speak to a sports accident and injury lawyer immediately to review the facts of the case and determine whether there are any statute of limitations issues. Read more about the dangers of ill-fitting helmets.
Under Pennsylvania and New Jersey negligence law, a store may be held liable for negligence in retail practices which lead to a foreseeable injury. Selling an ill-fitted helmet or selling a helmet which is inappropriate for a specific sport may lead to liability. However, liability will only be found where the ill-fitted or inappropriate helmet was the legal cause of the injuries.
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Pennsylvania & New Jersey Child Sports Accident Lawyer
If your child was injured as a result of an ill-fitted helmet, contact a sports accident and injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights. Dan O'Brien is a lifelong athlete and youth/child sports coach. He has a keen understanding of sports accidents and offers free consultations. 877.944.8396
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