We use recreational products almost daily – to enjoy active life to the fullest. Sometimes, though, manufacturing or other defects cause injuries to us or those we love.
Manufacturers must ensure that their product is safe for the customer who purchases it. This is especially true when the item is used for sports and recreational activities. Participation in a recreational sporting activity always involves some degree of risk (falling off a bike, being tackled in a football game, etc.), therefore the products used during such activities need to be especially safe in order to reduce the risk of any other unnecessary injuries.
Monkey bars are a good example of this issue. Design and installation of monkey bars are carefully regulated. The height of the bars and the ground materials, the thickness of the sand pit and rubber padding should all meet specific, well-defined standards. All playground equipment should be designed and installed to prevent serious injuries.
Bicycles, tricycles, go-carts and other riding toys should always be designed with safety in mind. Go-cart seats should not slide out, for example, and the carts should have roll bars. When a bike injury or a go-cart injury is caused by a product defect, the incident deserves the attention of an experienced personal injury firm who knows how to investigate the incident with attention to product defects.
Dangerous and defective recreation products may result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. If you have been injured because of a defect in a recreational product’s design, manufacturing or marketing, you have a right to recover financial compensation for the damages you have suffered.
We will assess your claim and investigate the cause and extent of your injuries. Our legal team will pursue compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, disfigurement, rehabilitative care, and lost wages or income. To speak with a Coker Law attorney or for more information, call (904) 356-6071 or click here to schedule a free consultation.