You may be able to file a New Jersey or Pennsylvania dangerous product claim if your child was injured by a defective crib or high chair. A Philadelphia personal injury attorney can determine if you have a valid claim.
It may come as a surprise that products designed for children could lead to serious injuries or death.
Unfortunately, it is not out of the ordinary for children products to be:
A manufacturer, distributor, or anyone else involved in the making or selling, may be held liable for your child's injuries in the case of a defective crib or high chair. You may be entitled to compensation through a New Jersey or Pennsylvania dangerous product claim.
PA Dangerous Product Claims and Defective Cribs and High Chairs
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2009 there were 14,600 injuries reported as a result of a crib or mattress. This is the 2nd leading cause of injury in young children, with infant carriers and car seats being the No. 1 cause. There were also 11,700 injuries reported as a result of a high chair incident.
The CPSC also reports that deaths related to cribs and mattresses have increased over the years. Between the years 2004 and 2006, the average number of fatalities related to the use of a crib or mattress was 31. Between the years 2005 and 2007 the average rose slightly to 36, and between those same years, the total number of fatalities was 107.
Fatalities related to the use of highchairs remain significantly low at an annual average of 4. When your child is injured or killed as a result of a defective crib, then you should immediately speak with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney.
The CPSC has implemented a program, begun in 2007, called "Early Warning System." This is a result of the increased number of injuries and deaths related to the use of nursery products. This has led to more product recalls and thorough investigations into incidents of injuries or death.
Damages in a New Jersey or Pennsylvania Dangerous Product Claim
You may be entitled to damages through your New Jersey or Pennsylvania dangerous product claim, which can include:
A Philadelphia personal injury attorney will carefully consider the losses that your family has suffered as a result of a defective crib or high chair.
Contacting a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney
If your child has been severely injured by a defective crib or high chair in New Jersey or Philadelphia, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence.
Contact a Philadelphia personal injury attorney at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case and offer you a FREE book on how to choose a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer - 1-877-944-8396.