Infants and young children are particularly vulnerable to the risks posed by many consumer products. As a result, products designed for children are required to comply with regulations specific to consumer products designed for use primarily by children 12 and under. Unfortunately, defectively designed and inherently dangerous products make it to the market in spite of the regulations, sometimes with serious consequences. When young children are injured, the consequences of their injuries have the potential to affect them for the rest of their lives. As a result, it is extremely important for parents and caregivers of children injured in accidents caused by consumer products to discuss their options with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident occurs. The Clearwater products liability attorneys of the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, work hard to ensure that each client we represent gets the full value of their claim as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Common Injuries in Falls from Strollers
Strollers are often the subject of recalls due to defects that may cause the child to fall out of the stroller onto the pavement. Falls can cause serious injuries to people of any age and, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8.9 million Americans visit emergency rooms on an annual basis due to fall-related injuries. Small children have bones, skulls, and other body parts that are not yet fully formed and they are therefore particularly susceptible to injuries when they fall on a hard surface. Some injuries commonly suffered by small children in falls from strollers include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal injury
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Deep bruising
Any of these injuries will likely require a trip to the hospital for a medical evaluation and treatment, which can result in significant medical bills. Such injuries may also cause long-lasting or even permanent damage, for which you child has the right to recover if the fall was caused by a defective stroller.
Contact a Clearwater Defective Product Lawyer for a free consultation
At the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand that a parent’s main priority is the safety of their child. If your child suffers injury because of a defective stroller you trusted, you deserve full recovery for all of the losses suffered by you and your child. Do not hesitate to call our office at (727) 451-6900 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys or, if you would prefer, use our online contact form available here. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve.