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What to do when your child is injured by a toy

On Behalf of | Feb 19, 2023 | Personal Injury

Seeing the smile on your child’s face after receiving a toy is exciting. However, despite observing safety measures, some toys may injure them. This may be due to a manufacturing or design defect or failure to warn.

So, what should you do when a toy injures your kid? Here are two steps to take:

1. Seek medical attention

Even if an injury is not severe or doesn’t seem so, you need to seek medical attention. A medical professional can examine your child to determine the extent and severity of the injury. They will ask your kid to show everywhere they are feeling pain before conducting a thorough examination. With this information, they will treat your child accordingly.

It will help to ask the doctor for an in-depth document of the injuries. Further, take photos of the injuries and keep doing so for the subsequent days or weeks. This documentation will come in handy when you file a claim against the manufacturer or designer. 

2. Keep the toy

When you get home, you should find the toy and take photos of it in its existing condition, whether it’s intact or damaged. These pictures can also be used as evidence when you make a claim against the manufacturer or seller. Then, take the toy, including its pieces, if broken, and keep it in a secure place. If you have the original packaging, use it for storage. You should also find the receipt and instructions that came with the toy.

If your child is injured by a defective toy, you should consider your options to help them get the compensation they deserve.