In 2006, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported almost 270,000 exercise equipment-related injuries. Millions of Americans go to gyms and health clubs every day to stay in shape and while treadmills serve as a great way to run in the comfort of your home or indoors away from severe weather, they can also be dangerous if they are defective or malfunction in any way.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a defective treadmill, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. Treadmill accidents may force you to miss work and often result in expensive medical bills, and we can help you fight for compensation to pay for these expenses. Contact the San Antonio product defect lawyers at Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 today to schedule a free consultation with a qualified attorney.
Treadmill injuries can happen for a variety of reasons from consumer misuse to manufacturing error. Manufacturers are required to act responsibly and warn consumers of any potential hazards that their products pose, but you can also increase your safety by:
- Using the safety features like the automatic stop button
- Keeping your treadmill away from children, or putting up a protective barrier around the treadmill
- Not holding on to the handrails
- Looking forward while running
- Unplugging the treadmill when it is not in use
By following the above safety tips, you can significantly reduce your risk of injury.
If you have been injured because of a defective treadmill or other dangerous product, contact the San Antonio dangerous products lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to discuss your legal options.