A crib collapses and causes significant injury or death to a child – this is every parent’s worst nightmare, and we hope that no parent ever has to experience this. Unfortunately, these incidents do happen. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we are here when you need a San Francisco baby crib accident and injury attorney. Let our qualified and experienced team investigate your case so we can secure justice and compensation for what happened.
Why Choose Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for Help?
After your child has been seriously injured due to a defective crib, you need to speak to an attorney with extensive experience handling these cases.
- Our San Francisco accident lawyers have recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of our wrongfully injured clients.
- We have no problem taking a case trial if that is what it takes to ensure that our clients receive fair compensation for their loss or injuries.
- We take all San Francisco baby crib accident and injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect any legal fees until after our clients secure the compensation they deserve.
How Often Do Crib Accidents Occur?
According to data available from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 10,000 infants and toddlers are injured each year and crib and playpen accidents. Many of these incidents lead to serious injuries to the child. Unfortunately, many of them die as a result of their injuries. Every year, the CPSC orders recalls of cribs.
The most common cause of these injuries are from children falling from their crib. These fall incidents account for approximately two-thirds of all crib injury cases. The most common areas of a child’s body that are injured in crib accidents are the head and neck, which make up approximately 40.3% of the overall injuries. Crib injuries can include:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Open head wounds
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Neck and back injuries
Can the Manufacturer Be Held Liable in These Cases?
If it is discovered that a defective crib is completely or partially responsible for your child’s injury or death, then the company or manufacturer of that crib could be held liable. These cases can become incredibly complex, and they often require an extensive investigation on the part of a San Francisco personal injury attorney.
In general, there is a two-year statute of limitations, or time limit, in which victims have file lawsuits against alleged negligent parties. However, for injuries occurring to minors, the statute of limitations is tolled (or paused) until the child reaches their 18th birthday , at which point the two-year countdown will begin.
What Kind of Compensation Is Available?
If your child has been injured due to a defective baby crib, there may be various types of compensation available for your case. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, we pledge thoroughly investigate your claim in order to secure the following:
- Cost of your current and future medical bills
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the company or manufacturer of the crib
Our team has extensive experience recovering multimillion-dollar settlements or jury verdicts on behalf of clients injured that defective products. When you need a San Francisco baby crib accident and injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (415) 981-7210.