A defective product can ruin even the happiest of holidays. Before you rush out to purchase toys this holiday season, be aware of the top 10 “worst toys” for 2012 as selected by World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.). The following are the group’s list of the 10 “worst toys” for 2012:
- Magnetic Fishing Game;
- Bongo Ball;
- Dark Zone Quick Fire 12 Dart Gun;
- Spinner Shark 4-Wheel Kneeboard;
- Explore & Learn Helicopter:
- N-Force Vendetta Double Sword;
- Water Balloon Launcher;
- Power Rangers Super Samurai Shogun Helmet;
- Playful Xylophone; and
- The Avengers Gamma Green Smash Fists.
Liability in a Defective Product Claim
Whether it’s a toy or another product, if you or a loved one were injured because of it despite using it in its intended manner, you could be entitled to compensation. Through a claim, you may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
However, you will need to establish liability. Unlike most personal injury cases in which you must prove negligence was the cause of the injuries, under strict liability, it doesn’t matter if the manufacturer was careless or reckless. In other words, defects in a product that cause injury or death could result in compensation.
If a defective product causes injury, you may be able to file a claim. Manufacturers and other parties may be held liable, including the seller, designer, engineer and others involved in the making or distribution of the product.
Contacting a Defective Product Attorney in New York
For help evaluating whether to file a claim, contact a defective product attorney at Gacovino, Lake & Associates in New York at (800) 246-4878. We will look at the evidence you have and review the details of your case to determine if you are entitled to seek compensation.