Children’s Toy-Related Injuries in Texas
Toys allow children to grow their imaginations, explore creativity, and even help them learn through play. Often, toys play a significant role in a child’s life, as many kids become attached to one or more toys during childhood. In fact, you may even fondly recall some of your favorite toys from when you were young. However, despite evoking happy memories, toys can be harmful to children. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 224,2000 children were treated in the emergency room for toy-related injuries in just one year.
If your child has been injured or has passed away because of a toy-related injury, contact our team of children’s toy injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm. We have experience advocating for innocent children in Texas and their families and can help you seek compensation for your child’s injuries.
How Toys Can Injure Children
Nearly 40% of toy-related injuries are sustained by children who are 4 years old or younger, per a recent Consumer Product Safety Commission report. The good news: These scary incidents are preventable. Toy-related injuries are most common when:
- Children are given or have access to toys that are not age-appropriate. For example, infants and toddlers may get their hands on toys meant for older kids. These toys can have sharp edges, pose choking hazards, or result in other injuries.
- Children are improperly or not closely supervised when playing with toys. Therefore, there’s no assurance that toys are age-appropriate or that someone is showing a child how to use a new toy in a safe and correct way.
- Caregivers do not take precautions like inspecting a toy for safe construction and materials.
When caregivers do not follow the precautions mentioned above, children can be harmed by their toys. The most frequent toy-related injuries are:
- Broken bones
- Muscle strains or sprained ligaments
- Internal injuries
Here is a list of toys that cause the most injuries, ranked in order of most common:
- Riding toys, such as tricycles, unpowered scooters, and skateboards
- Balls or marbles
- Toy vehicles
- Building sets
- Flying discs and boomerangs
- Games or game parts
- Dolls, plush toys, and action figures
- Toy boxes and chests
Was Your Child Injured by a Toy? We Can Help.
Our team of experienced attorneys at The Button Law Firm is dedicated to advocating for you and your family following a toy-related injury. With offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to listen, fight for you, and help you and your family move forward. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form.
More Helpful Information on Children’s Toy Injuries from The Button Law Firm
Frequently Asked Questions About Helping You File a Children’s Toy Injury Claim in Texas
How much does it cost to file a claim?
At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. We work on contingency. This way, your family can focus on helping your child heal from their injuries while we focus on advocating and fighting for you. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form to get started.
Who do you represent?
We advocate for innocent children injured in a toy-related incident and their families. Our team of attorneys can also help the family members of loved ones who passed away because of toy injuries. With offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to advocate for your family anywhere in the Lone Star State.
How can I file a claim?
Is there a time limit to file a claim?
Children who were seriously hurt or those with family members who were injured or killed because of a toy-related injury have two years to file a claim. Contact our team of children’s toy injury lawyers today at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form, and we can determine how the legal statutes impact your case.
Why should I work with The Button Law Firm?
We are dedicated to helping children and their families who have experienced toy-related injuries. Our children’s toy injury lawyers are ready to listen to you, advocate for your family, and help you hold negligent parties accountable. See what our past clients have to say about working with us to handle their legal matters.