Ride on toys, or ride on vehicles, typically refers to a category of children’s toys. These are toys that are small-scale vehicles that children can ride on or in. They are usually motorized (electric) and travel relatively slower speeds. Examples of these are the popular Big Wheels line of toys, as well as miniature quad and all-terrain vehicles.
Ride on toys are associated with various injuries, including:
- Battery pack explosions
- Mechanical failures leading to serious injuries
- Tip over and roll-over injuries
Injuries from ride-on toys can include: bruises, broken bones, neck and head injuries, and other similar injuries.
Depending on the age range for the product use, some ride-on toys can reach relatively higher speeds. Such products are associated with more severe injuries due to the higher speeds.
Who Can be Held Liable for Ride On Toy Injuries?
Various parties can be held liable for ride on toy injuries. For instance, manufacturers of a ride on toy can be held liable for injuries caused by a defective product. A common example of this is where the battery unit explodes, leading to burn injuries. Other injuries include failures with stopping/braking mechanisms, and failures with speed regulation mechanisms.
Another concern with ride on toy injuries is collisions with regular motor vehicles. This can occur if a car or other vehicle strikes a ride on toy, either on a sidewalk, or on a roadway. In such cases, liability may need to be determined in a similar fashion to a regular road traffic accident.
Are There any Legal Remedies for a Ride On Toy Injury Claim?
Ride on toy injuries can be very serious in some cases and can lead to legal action. Such lawsuits will typically result in a monetary damages award for the plaintiff. The award may cover expenses such as hospital bills and medical expenses, as well as property damages and other losses. In many cases, a recall of the toy may be issued as well. If many persons are injured by the same product, a class action suit may be forthcoming as well.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Ride On Toy Injury Legal Claim?
Ride on toy or ride on vehicle injuries can be serious. It may be in your best interests to hire a personal injury attorney in your area if you need assistance with a claim. Your lawyer can provide you with legal research and representation to ensure that your rights are fully protected.