legal blog

Common Injuries Caused By Dangerous Toys

Written by Jared Staver

Read Jared's Bio

Jared Staver is a Personal Injury Lawyer based in Chicago, Illinois and has been practicing law for over 20 years.

Jared Staver

CATEGORY: Product Liability


When children’s toys are poorly designed or manufactured, they can lead to serious injuries that may significantly hinder a child’s quality of life. If your child was hurt by a defective toy, you owe it to yourself to consult the Chicago dangerous product attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. We have experience representing clients whose children have suffered from one of the common injuries caused by dangerous toys.

If you have a valid case, we can hold the toy manufacturer or distributer accountable for their negligence and may be able to assist you in securing a compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Most Widely Seen Injuries at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.

There are a number of injuries that are common among children who play with faulty toys. One of the most common injuries is strangulation, which may occur due to chords and pull strings that are affixed to many toys.

Lacerations from rigid or sharp edges, bruising due to flawed parts, broken bones that arise from hazardous toys that require physical activity, lead poisoning from toys with toxic lead paint, and burns from impaired electrical toys are also common. In addition, toys with small components can turn into choking hazards and those with bulgy pillows or plastic bags may suffocate a child.

Toys such as rocking horses, balloons, dolls, stuffed animals, balls, toy guns and those with electrical parts, batteries, or sharp edges lead to high injury rates in children. Therefore, these toys should be avoided whenever possible.

How Chicago Dangerous Product Attorneys Can Help

If your child has been injured by a toy, the Chicago dangerous product attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. can perform a thorough investigation of the toy that has caused them harm. Often times, we’ll collaborate with designers and engineers who are well-versed in the toy industry and examine the following:

  • The history of the manufacturer’s defects
  • Whether the manufacturer or distributor adhere to all industry standards and safety protocols
  • Whether the toy was sold with the appropriate age designation
  • The paints and chemicals that were used when the toy was produced
  • Whether the toy came equipped with proper instructions and warning labels

Contact Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Today

The Chicago dangerous product attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. understand the devastation that arises when a child has been injured by a dangerous toy. For this reason, we are committed to helping you take legal action against the manufacturer or distributor of the toy that injured your child. For a free case consultation, please call our firm today at (312) 236-2900.

Free Consultation
(312) 236-2900
(312) 236-2900