Children suffer serious injuries or die as a result of defective furniture accidents. What are the causes of these accidents? Find out here.

Reasons Defective Furniture Causes Children to Suffer Serious Injuries

While you may try to keep your children safe from dangerous situations, you may not realize the hazards that surround your children in your own home. However, they face risks on a daily basis from being seriously injured or killed by defective furniture. While it may not give you much comfort if your child becomes permanently disabled or dies, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the dangerous furniture under products liability laws.

What Are the Causes of Defective Furniture Accidents?

Children often suffer injuries when defective, top-heavy furniture tips over onto them or its mechanisms or parts trap or strangle them. Types of furniture that are commonly dangerous include:

  • Dressers
  • Cribs
  • Lamps
  • Couches
  • Televisions
  • Television consoles and cabinets
  • Bookcases
  • Beds
  • Cabinets
  • Office desks and tables
  • Patio furniture

Generally, there are three claims of negligence that can be raised when defective furniture causes children to suffer injuries. These include the following:

  • Manufacturing defect. When there are errors in the manufacturing process, furniture or other products can be produced in a way that does not conform to the design plan and cause children to suffer injuries.
  • Design defects. Sometimes the problem is a defect in the furniture’s design that results in the furniture causing accidents and injuries or death.
  • Failure to warn. A manufacturer has a duty to warn consumers of known defects and to include proper instructions on any needed installation and use of the furniture. When this duty is breached and a child suffers an injury, the manufacturer could face liability.

What Injuries Do Children Suffer in Defective Furniture Accidents?

Children can suffer devastating crushing injuries when heavy furniture topples onto their much smaller bodies. Some of the injuries caused by defective furniture includes:

  • Bruises and abrasions
  • Deep lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Burns
  • Poisoning from furniture materials
  • Death

Was your child injured in a defective furniture accident? You need to pursue his claim for compensation for him since he cannot do it himself. Let our experienced personal injury attorneys investigate your child’s accident, file his claim, and negotiate his settlement. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation to learn what legal options your child has.