Now that the holidays are over, many children are spending time with the new toys and games they have gotten as gifts over the last few weeks. It’s a joyous time, but unfortunately not every toy which is available for sale today is safe and parents need to continue to be vigilant about toy safety in their Hollywood homes.
Unsafe toys cause injuries to children in Hollywood each year. Sharp edges can cause lacerations while small parts can pose a choking hazard. Any toys with long strings can be an asphyxiation danger and some toys over the past few years have posed a burn, electrocution, or toxic substance hazard.
If you have children in your life, there are several things you can do to keep them safe:
- Stay aware of recalls. Sign up for alerts so you can be told when a toy is deemed unsafe.
- Check toys regularly for wear and tear, sharp edges, or any damage that can be a danger to children. If you see any signs of danger, replace the toy.
- Read and follow the warning labels on any toys or games your children play with.
- Store toys so younger children can’t access toys intended for older kids.
- Always double-check that children are playing with age-appropriate toys and games.
- Supervise children closely when they’re at play, since even safe toys can become dangerous when children play with them incorrectly.
Toy Injury in Hollywood
If your child has been injured by a game, stuffed toy, activity kit, doll, action figure, or any toy, your first priority is to get medical attention. However, soon after getting medical attention you may wish to contact a Hollywood child injury claims attorney.
If a toy was manufactured or designed negligently and faulty design led to your child’s injuries, you may have a legal claim against the toymaker, retailer, or other liable parties. Seeking compensation through a lawsuit can help you pay for your child’s medical care and for incidental costs.
The reality is that a childhood injury can be costly and devastating. Your child may lose time at school and may need additional tutoring or childcare. You may lose time at work to care for your child. Counseling, medication, taxis to doctor’s appointments, and other costs can all add up. Seeking compensation can help you pay for all these expenses, so you can provide the best care possible for your child.
Many families also decide to file a Hollywood unsafe toy injury claim because they want to hold unsafe manufacturers accountable. In many cases, filing a claim can prompt manufacturers and companies to take steps to make toys safer, which can prevent other children from being injured.
If your child has been injured by an unsafe toy, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Hollywood products liability claims attorney. Our legal team has more than 60 years of combined experience, working with families and injured people to get them the settlements they deserve. There’s no cost and no obligation involved when you call us for a free consultation, so schedule a discussion with our compassionate legal team today.