According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, during
the year 2012, there was an estimated 77,900 cases of reported injuries
and/or deaths for children that were under the age of 5. These injuries
and/or deaths were usually tied to the use of an assortment of different
types of nursery products, including everything from infant carriers and
high chairs to strollers.
Interestingly, when there is a problem with a product the rules for pursuing
legal recourse for these types of injuries are considered somewhat different
than the rules that apply to ordinary injury cases. Instead, cases for
these types of injuries generally fall under the statute of liability
law. This is often good fortune for plaintiffs seeking damages since unlike
most cases that have to adhere to personal injury laws, liability law
will sometimes work to make it easier for parents of injured children
to recover damages.
The term "product liability" actually means that when a defective
product is put on the market, the manufacturer and seller can be held
responsible if there is a problem. This is because the law states when
a product has a defect or can cause harm, the product violates, or rather,
does not fall under the requirements of meeting the ordinary expectations
of the consumer who has bought the item in good faith believing that it
Parents who believe their child may have been injured or have had a death
due to the possibility of an
unsafe product may find it useful to visit our website for more information about liability
law in the state of California.