No one wants to be the recipient of a defective product in California or elsewhere. This is all the more true when the product is one that is meant for children. Defective products are a blot on the reputation of the maker. They are also a hazard to the children they are bought for.
Defective products affected children in 2021
The number of personal injury cases related to defective products rose very sharply throughout the course of 2021. This was a sharp contrast to the previous year. In 2020, there were no deaths, nine injuries, and 704 incidents related to defective products. These stats were reported before a general recall of these products took place.
However, the stats for 2021 were quite a bit grimmer. In that year, there were a total of 14 deaths, 136 injuries, and 6,058 incidents prior to recall. Keep in mind that these were only the number of deaths that were reported before the recall. There may well have been quite a few more deaths and injuries after the recall.
What can you do after an injury?
There are a number of steps that you need to take in order to get the full amount of compensation that you deserve after an injury. This will be all the more crucial if the injury occurred to a child after using a defective product. If this is the case, it will be up to you to do all that you can to help them.
It’s crucial to get treatment for any injuries that your children have suffered. Make sure to document all of the treatments, tests, and medications that they receive. You will need this as evidence when you file your claim with your insurance company.