Due to business closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, gyms throughout the state of Maryland have been closed for the better part of this year. As a result, many people have worked to create their own gyms at home in order to continue staying active during this time. There are a variety of ways that a person can be injured while working out, especially if the equipment is defective. It is because of this that injured parties can pursue legal action if they become harmed due to faulty products. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for further assistance.
What is Product Liability?
Under product liability law, all manufacturers are required to produce items that are safe to be used. If negligence occurs and the proper standard of care is not followed during production, the product can be defective and malfunction, causing an accident. That is why consumers can be held liable for injuries that happen as a result of their behavior.
What are Examples of Defects?
The three main types of defect cases that are most often seen in court, including the following:
- Design defects: When the product designer does not consider user safety when creating the item and it’s design causes injuries when it is used.
- Manufacturer defects: When the creator of the product does not follow the usual protocol during production and the item becomes defective.
- Failure to warn: Manufacturers are required to put a warning label on products so that people know how to use them safely and avoid injuries.
How Can I Recover Compensation?
Defective products can cause serious injuries to the people who use them. This includes variations of home gym equipment. When a person is injured by a defective piece of equipment, whether it may be cardio machines or free weights, they can pursue legal action to recover compensation. This provides coverage for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, etc. It is important to note that compensation can only be recovered in situations where the equipment is defective, thus causing the injury. It cannot be sought for just any workout related injury. When a manufacturer is held liable for negligence, they may owe the compensation.
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If you have been injured as a result of a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Ruben Law Firm today.