Children are more vulnerable to serious injuries and accidents whether from a car crash or school bus accident; defective product such as a child car seat, playpen, stroller, toys with lead paint and magnets, or baby formula; defective design of windows, playground equipment, and swimming pool and drains; and food borne illnesses such as E. coli 0157:H7, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Calicivirus or Norwalk-like virus.
In the United States, from 2001-2003 approximately 2,500 children per year ages 1-14 reported to emergency rooms and an average of 229 children per year died after being struck by a vehicle in a driveway or parking area. Close to half of children injured in these incidents were ages 1-4.
A program started by Safe Kids called "Spot the Tot" teaches us to take just a few seconds to walk around our cars to look for our little ones before backing our cars in the driveway or parking lot.
Each year, more than 200,000 children go to U.S. hospital emergency rooms with injuries associated with playground equipment. Check out the playground safety checklist here.
Product Safety Recalls
A number of different types of child products including jewelry, baby high chairs, strollers, clothes, cribs, and toys may have lead paint exposure, hazards such as falls, choking, strangulation, fire and chemical burn, laceration, and impalement.
When a child, baby or infant is injured or tragically killed by a negligent person or company, we know from former clients (parents) the heartache and extreme sadness they experience from seeing the aftermath of their child or children injured from a car accident or food poisoning. We realize that it can be the most trying of times, but we also know that one way to attempt to make the parents whole from this loss is to seek compensation from the negligent parties.
Call us at 1-800-636-3676 if you have any questions about a possible personal injury case for your child or children.