Running indoors can enable you to get the exercise you crave when poor weather conditions will not allow you the same pleasure outside. Treadmills help thousands of Americans stay fit and healthy while remaining in the comforts of their own home. Unfortunately, this luxury is sometimes responsible for injury. When treadmills malfunction, or children come into contact with a treadmill’s moving parts, serious injuries and even death can be the outcome.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a treadmill accident, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC by dialing 513-321-7733 for a free consultation.
Using Treadmills Safely
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that between 2005 and 2007, 2,600 kids under the age of 5 were committed to US hospitals for treadmill-related injuries. If you own a treadmill, there are certain safety precautions you should take in order to protect you and your family from injury:
- Keep treadmill unplugged when not in use
- Use treadmill when children are not around
- Explain the safety risks to older children
- Always supervise older children when using equipment
- Install protective barrier around treadmill (i.e. play pin fence) to prevent young children from playing on it
Unfortunately, accidents can happen even when we take precautions. If you or your child has been harmed by a defective treadmill, a Cincinnati product liability attorney can help you pursue the compensation you need.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a treadmill, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, emotional distress, or wrongful death. For more information regarding manufacturer liability and personal injury, contact the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC, today at 513-321-7733.