The equipment we use in pursuit of exercise and recreational activities are supposed to serve to increase the enjoyment we get from these activities. In fact, some would not be possible at all without the equipment needed to do them. However, due to defects in the design and manufacture of some kinds of exercise equipment and recreational equipment, users can be seriously injured or killed. With limited government oversight of many of these kinds of equipment, the only remedy an injured user is likely to receive is through a product liability lawsuit prosecuted by an experienced, well-qualified lawyer.
Some of the exercise equipment and recreational equipment which have been the subject of lawsuits due to design in defects or manufacture include:
- ATV’s – many users have been seriously injured when they have rolled over due to unstable design and lack of roll-over protection despite their being sold to ride on uneven terrain;
- Propane lanterns and heaters – sold for use in camping, these have indequate venting and warnings regarding the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning;
- Treadmills – increasingly popular for home use, the powerful motor moves the belt very quickly subjecting children to injury from entrapment in pinch points and from friction burns
When users of these prodcuts and other defective and dangerous exercise equipment and recreational equipment suffer serious injuries or are killed, they and their families can look to the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. for assistance.