By: Brandon Stein
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The holiday season is undoubtedly the busiest time of year for retail stores and malls. And during this time of year, if it is the weekend and you are looking for a nice leisurely day perusing the stores at a mall, then think again. The retail stores are filled with moms, dads, aunts, uncles and grandparents all looking furiously for the perfect toy for their loved ones. And we all know that as a child, nothing beats the thrill of opening a present and praying it is the toy that you had your heart set on. However, no matter how enjoyable it may be for children to play with these toys, parents must be mindful that just because it is a toy and meant for enjoyment, it does not mean that it is safe.
As a Naples personal injury lawyer that helps children suffering from toy-related injuries, I find that the holiday season is the busiest and most hectic time of the year for our line of work as well. Sadly, the hustle and bustle and excitement of the holidays leads to serious and traumatic personal injury. Even more unfortunate is that many of those hurt are young kids playing with dangerous toys or toys equipped with inadequate instructions.
Being a Fort Myers personal injury lawyer that sues for toy-related deaths, one must be well aware that the most common cause of these catastrophic injuries are from non-powered scooters. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 200,000 children are treated every year for toy-related injuries. For children under the age of 14, “riding toys” are responsible for the majority of toy injuries. Additionally, parents of toddlers must be cognizant of giving their young children toys that present choking hazards.
For a Fort Lauderdale lawyer that sues toy companies for children’s injuries, it is very important to thoroughly examine the warnings and instructions issued for each of the products manufactured by these companies. Often times these instructions may not be sufficient and may leave the company exposed to potential liability should a Cape Coral personal injury lawyer file a lawsuit.
Parents of children must always be mindful of the dangers that toys impose upon their young children, because a serious toy-related injury can ruin this joyous time for the entire family.