Recreational Product Defects
Product Liability Lawyer
Recreational products can provide unparalleled enjoyment for users and may have health benefits as well, particularly in the case of bicycles or exercise equipment. Unfortunately, if these products are defective they may cause serious injuries to unsuspecting consumers.
As experienced trial attorneys, we at Arnold & Itkin LLP understand just what it takes to effectively handle lawsuits against manufacturers for defective products. If a defective recreational product has caused injury or the loss of a loved one, we may be able to assist you in holding the manufacturer, retailer, distributor or other responsible party accountable. We welcome you to contact a product liability lawyer at our firm for a free review of your case.
Common Defects in Recreational Products
Defective snowmobiles, snowboards, trampolines, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), bicycles, motorbikes, ice skates, exercise equipment and other recreational products cause thousands of injuries every year. These injuries can require immediate emergency room treatment, and may result in long-term injuries, affecting a person for the rest of their life.
Snowmobiles can come with wiring malfunctions that cause engines to explode while in use, and may have steering defects that can result in loss of control over the vehicle, and consequently, accidents. Beside these defects, defective throttles, defective brakes, unstable suspensions, and other flaws can also lead to injuries.
Trampolines are used by millions of children and adults across the country and are a great source of fun. However, some can conceal hidden manufacturing and design defects that can lead to emergency room visits. A lack of proper enclosures can cause trampoline jumpers to fly off the trampoline. The injuries resulting from such falls can be extremely serious, including head and brain injuries, eye and facial injuries, fractures and broken bones.
Bicycling is an eco-friendly way to travel and attracts more and more users every year. These harmless looking vehicles, however, can also conceal hidden defects that may not be visible at the time of purchase. Motorcyclists can also be prone to injuries if there are tire, handlebar or design defects.
All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
All Terrain Vehicles, or ATVs, can be used on a wider range of terrain than many other vehicles. These vehicles are operated much like a motorcycle, and have become increasingly popular with teenagers. They have also been the focus of immense controversy due to the alarming rate of accidents, injuries and fatalities associated with the vehicles. Many of these injuries involve the rolling over of the ATV, in which case the operator can easily be trapped beneath thousands of pounds of pressure - an ATV can weigh up to 2500 pounds. Injuries associated with ATVs include crushing injuries that require amputations and head and spinal cord injuries. Although these vehicles look like playthings, it's very important to remember that they are not. Injuries can be reduced if manufacturers make sure that ATVs meant for children are sized appropriately. Read more about Yamaha Rhino rollovers and
Contact an Attorney Regarding a Defective Recreational Product
It can be difficult to understand what rights and options you have after an accident or injury that has been caused by a defective recreational product. That is where our knowledgeable lawyers come in. We can inform you of your legal rights, can answer your questions and can address any concerns you have – all to assist you in making the right choices about your case.
Contact a product liability attorney today to find out more about recreational product defects and injury claims related to these.