Child Injury

Five children’s products that were recalled in October

No one gives a child a toy, a medication or anything else with the expectation that the product will cause injuries. Unfortunately, not all products are manufactured, designed and labeled correctly, which leads to a number of accidents and fatalities each year. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists five children’s products that have been… read more

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Holiday gifts followed by dangerous product warnings

Now that the holidays are ending, many kids, young and young at heart, are busy spending quality time with their gifts. It certainly doesn't seem that Marty McFly had the same problems with his high-tech hover board as many who are riding them now seem to be experiencing. Warnings from numerous agencies are alerting consumers… read more

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Hoverboard fire nearly kills two children trapped in home

Last month, we wrote about an increasing number of spontaneous fires associated with “hoverboards,” which became a fad just before the holiday season. These Segway-like vehicles are made by a number of different manufacturers (but not Segway), and many suffer from one very dangerous defect: Their powerful batteries can overheat and burst into flame. Some… read more

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Brightly colored laundry pods sicken thousands of kids each year

Many of the products we buy come with warning labels that can seem unnecessary. Common sense is usually more than adequate when it comes to using a given product safely and correctly. But these labels are nonetheless important. In many cases, products that are safe for adults might be hazardous or even fatal when in… read more

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The right firm to help you seek justice for your injured child

If you have children, you are probably all too familiar with the frequent worry and fear that parents face as their children grow and begin to explore the world. We can't always protect our kids from skinned knees and bee stings, but we do everything in our power to keep our children safe from the… read more

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Know the signs of a serious head injury in children

Children can suffer serious head injuries after a car accident or other type of accident that results in trauma to the head. While some head injuries are minor, it is important for parents to understand the signs and symptoms of a serious head injury to protect their child from further damage.  Immediate medical attention is… read more

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Man injures California teen in attack with a hammer

People pursue injury claims in civil courts for a wide variety of reasons. Whether it's a car accident or a case of medical malpractice, many claims are pursued as the result of one or more parties' negligence. These injuries are the result of a failure to act with caution or care. Although negligence is the… read more

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Parents, please pay attention to recalls

Parents of babies and young children tend to be incredibly busy people. If they are not working or pursuing their own interests, they are playing with their kids, running them to the doctor, making them food or are otherwise engaged in the act of parenting. It is of little wonder then that certain messages aimed… read more

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Stroller manufacturers held to higher standard for safety checks

Parents of young children often go to great lengths to prevent their children from being exposed to harmful products. For example, they might ensure that small choking hazards or toxic materials are well out of reach. Although these may be clear safety hazards for infants and toddlers, trends in recent years show what might be… read more

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Store may be liable in Fisherman’s Wharf accident that killed boy

Fisherman’s Wharf is among the most iconic areas of San Francisco and a must-visit tourist destination. For this and many other reasons, businesses that operate in the area need to make safety a top priority. Tourists should never have to worry that they will be seriously injured during their visit. By now, most Bay Area… read more

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