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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many gyms have been closed for the better part of this year. This has left many people to take it into their own hands by creating their own home gyms with a variety of equipment. While this is a great way to stay active during these difficult times, it is possible for the equipment purchased to be defective. When this happens, it can cause serious injuries as a result, which is why the injured party can pursue legal action. It is important to know that this can be done through product liability law. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for further assistance.

What is Product Liability?

There are situations in which manufacturers are negligent and do not always live up to the proper standard of care when they are producing an item. When this happens, they can create products that are defective and can malfunction during use. This can cause severe harm to consumers, which is why product liability law is in place. This requires manufacturers to make products that are safe for people to buy and use. 

What are Examples of Defects?

There are three main types of defects that are seen in product liability cases:

  • Design defects: If the designer did not consider user safety when creating the product and the design causes injuries to those who use it.
  • Manufacturer defects: When the creator of the product does not follow the correct protocol during production and the item becomes defective. 
  • Failure to warn: Manufacturers must put a warning label on products people know how to use them safely to avoid injuries. This is important with home gym equipment, as the misuse of these items can cause serious injuries as a result. 

How Can I Recover Compensation? 

When a piece of home gym equipment malfunctions, it can severely injure the person using it. This can also result in significant emotional and financial burdens as well. That is why injured parties can pursue legal action in order to recover compensation as coverage for these damages. It is important to know that compensation cannot be sought due to workout related injuries, only if the piece of equipment was defective. Manufacturers who are responsible for these injuries may owe the injured party compensation to cover the damages.

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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