Fitness Equipment Injuries
Texas Fitness Equipment Injury Attorney
Fitness is becoming increasingly important to many Americans, as we become more aware of the long-term health hazards associated with not exercising. Treadmills are a staple at the majority of fitness centers, and even in homes across America.
Treadmills are among the best-selling exercise machines in the United States, with nearly 28 million users, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. What most people aren’t aware of however, is the prevalence of fitness equipment injuries.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), treadmill-related injuries led to 24,000 emergency room visits in 2014.
CPSC statistics also show that there have been “30 reports deaths associated with treadmills for the ten year period from 2003-2012 or an average of about 3 per year.
While fitness equipment can cause a number of injuries, some of the more common include:
- Broken bones
- Facial lacerations
- Head Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal injury
Fitness Equipment Injury In The News
Recent headlines detailed the death of SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg, who authorities says suffered severe head trauma after slipping from a treadmill while on vacation in Mexico. Goldberg was the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
The 4-year-old daughter of former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson also died in a treadmill accident at her home in Phoenix. She became entangled in a treadmill cord connected to the machine and was strangled.
What The Carlson Law Firm Can Do To Help
Here at The Carlson Law Firm we have the experience, expertise, and resources needed to go up against the manufacturer, distributor, supplier, or anyone else at fault for your fitness equipment injuries.
Our skilled product liability lawyers are ready to fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve.
There’s never a fee, unless we get money for you. It’s that simple, so you have nothing to lose.
Contact any 1 of our 11 offices today for a free consultation. We care, we can help.