California news reports that a negligence lawsuit has been filed by a group of consumers against the Skechers company based on its “Shape Up Shoes.” The negligence lawsuit alleges that both fraud and negligence stemming from claims by the shoemakers that wearing the shoes serves as a workout. In addition to claims of fraud, the lawsuit also alleges that the several individuals were seriously injured as the result of wearing the shoes.
If you have suffered any personal injuries, it is important to consult with an experienced Stockton personal injury attorney to discuss your case and determined your next steps. In many situations it may be possible to recover compensation for your injuries.
Here Skechers ads claim, “With Shape-ups, you can finally get in shape without going to the gym.” The advertisments also assert that Skechers’ patented design changes the way a person walks, utilizing different muscles and firming them up. According to the lawsuit rather than helping people get in shape, shoe owners suffered serious injuries such as torn tendons and ligaments, torn cartilage and hip fractures. Wearing the shoes also caused people to fall and injure themselves.
Additionally it is unknown whether any safety tests were performed before this dangerous product was placed on the market. As noted by representatives of the injured parties “the public, when they purchase the product, has the right to assume the product is safe.”
Liability for a dangerous product can be established in many ways, such as through a fraud, negligence or product liability lawsuit. For example, in a product liability lawsuit where a defect causes your injury or damages, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.
In a similar lawsuit, Reebok was fined $25 million by the Federal Trade Commission for false claims that its shoes could strengthen legs and backsides.
For more information about this lawsuit or if you been injured in a personal injury lawsuit, contact a dedicated Stockton injury attorney at the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette for a free, confidential consultation.