Furniture Tip-Over Incidents

December 2023

Many furniture tip-over incidents happen when small children wake up and find themselves alone in their bedrooms.  A toddler may open a dresser drawer and start to climb or try to retrieve something in a higher drawer.  A young child does not have the strength to stop a falling dresser once it begins to fall.  Sadly, the result of a dresser that tips can lead to death or castrostrophic injury.

Furniture should be designed to be safe and should be secure for all forseeable uses.  Furniture should be sold with anchoring that is easily installable or devices that provide for fixation.

If you have a child that is injured due to a furniture tip-over, take the time to document the make and model of the piece of furniture.  Also, preserve the piece of furniture.

At Herrick & Hart, we can assist a parent pursue damages for  injuries to a child that are caused by furniture that tips-over.  We have been on the side of the injured since 1951.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.  For injury, cases we offer a contingency fee.  The contingency fee allows for the injured to not  have to make monthly payments but pay their lawyer when a settlement is reached.

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