Dallas Defective Toy Injury Attorneys
Every parent’s number one priority is to keep their children safe. Most parents would not expect that the toys their children play with day in and day out can cause them harm. Indeed, no parent would purchase any toy or product if they thought it would harm their child.
Unfortunately, children all over the United States are injured by defective toys of different kinds. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were an estimated 254,200 toy-related injuries in children that required emergency medical attention. The majority of these accidents occurred to children under 15 years of age.
If your child was injured by a defective toy, you are entitled to recover compensation on their behalf. You should reach out to the attorneys at The Benton Law Firm as soon as feasible following your child’s accident to understand your rights under the law.
Jeff Benton and his team of experienced personal injury attorneys understand the devastation that a parent can experience when their child is injured under any circumstances. Contact The Benton Law Firm to schedule an appointment to discuss your child’s defective toy accident and to learn how you can make sure that the toy company pays for the harm it caused.
Jeff can be reached at (214) 777-7777. If you prefer, you can contact the attorneys at The Benton Law Firm by online chat or email.
For the convenience of our clients, we have offices in Fort Worth, Brownsville, Tyler, and El Paso. Our initial consultation is free.
Do I Need a Dallas Toy Defect Attorney to Handle My Case?
Claims against toy manufacturers for damages caused by defective toys are notoriously complex. Toy manufacturers have teams of powerful attorneys on hand, so plaintiffs will have a fight on their hands. Also, the toy companies and their insurers will do everything possible to make sure that the reputation of their product remains unharmed. As such, they are likely to deny any claim you make.
Therefore, it’s important to hire an experienced Dallas toy defect attorney to handle your toy defect case.
The toy defect attorneys at The Benton Law Firm will clearly and thoroughly explain the claims process to you, and will keep you informed about the status of your claim throughout the life of your case.
Your attorney will also collect all of the evidence necessary to ensure that you have a strong case against the toy manufacturer. This may include taking the deposition of executives of the toy company to learn how the product was designed and manufactured. Your attorney will also attempt to discover if the toy company knew that their product could harm young children, yet chose to bring it to market despite its dangers.
An experienced toy defect attorney will also retain the experts necessary to prove that the toy that injured your child was defective and dangerous. They will also obtain opinions from medical experts to prove that your child’s injury was indeed the result of the defective toy.
Why Choose The Benton Law Firm to Handle My Dallas Toy Defect Case?
When choosing an attorney to represent you and your child in a toy defect case, you want an attorney who is dedicated to their clients and will fight for them no matter the obstacles placed in their path.
When looking for an attorney for your toy defect case, look no further than Jeff Benton and his team of personal injury lawyers. Having worked for a large law firm, Jeff knows the strategies that they employ, and is ready to take on the challenge every step of the way.
The personal injury attorneys at The Benton Law Firm have many years of experience representing injured children and their families. We understand how parents and families can become distraught following a traumatic event involving their child, and we are here to help.
We believe in working hard to obtain the best possible result on behalf of all our clients. Our dedication to our clients has earned us numerous honors, including a Superb rating from Avvo. Jeff Benton was named one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine, and also earned the title as Expertise’s Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Dallas in 2019 and 2020.
The hard work and perseverance of The Benton Law Firm team have enabled us to win millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our injured clients.
Dallas Defective Toy Injuries
There are different types of defective toys that can injure a child. These include:
- Dolls and stuffed animals and their accessories;
- Any electric toy that can overheat or cause burn injuries;
- Any toy small enough to cause asphyxiation;
- Toys with strings or ribbons which could strangle a young child;
- Any toy that has sharp edges or points; and
- Toys made with lead paint or other toxic chemicals;
Any case brought against a toy manufacturer will involve a claim under Texas’s product liability laws.
To prevail against the toymaker, you must prove one of three different theories:
1) Design Defect: To prove that the toy contained a design defect, it must be shown that that the toy was dangerous, that a similarly-priced yet less dangerous design for the toy could have been used, and that the alternative design would have reduced the risk of injury to the child.
2) Failure to Warn: A toy may also be considered defective if the toy manufacturer does not warn of the dangers involved in its use. That is, if the danger presented by the toy is unexpected or unforeseeable, a warning must be provided for the consumer.
3) Manufacturing Defects: Toys with this defect usually occur due to a glitch in the manufacturing process, or during the quality control phase of production.
No matter which theory your case proceeds under, you will not have to prove that the company was negligent. That is, if you can show that there was a defect in the product, and that defect caused harm to your child, you will prevail in your claim.
Contact the Dallas Toy Defect Injury Attorneys Now
If the unthinkable happens and your child is injured by a defective toy, contact the attorneys at The Benton Law Firm to discuss your case and to ensure that you receive the best possible settlement on their behalf.
Jeff Benton and his team of talented lawyers at The Benton Law Firm are committed to providing the best legal representation possible to their clients who are injured due to no fault of their own.
Make sure the toy companies pay for the harm that they caused. Contact Jeff today at (214) 777-7777. He can also be reached by online chat or email.
Our initial consultation is always free.