Jogging strollers are specialized products for infants and small children. They are similar to regular strollers, except they are usually outfitted with different wheels and structure so that the parent can jog or run while pushing the stroller with the infant. These types of products can involve certain dangers for both the infant and the parent or adult handling the stroller.
For the infant or child, injuries and safety risks generally involve falls or crashes, and can include:
- Head injuries such as concussions;
- Injuries to the face;
- Dental injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Cuts or abrasions; and/or
- Sprains or strains.
For the adult, injuries can also include broken or fractured bones, abrasions, and other similar injuries. Injuries can be more serious if a motorized vehicle is involved. This can occur for instance if the jogging stroller is used in an area with high traffic.
Who can be Held Liable for a Jogging Stroller Accident?
Depending on the situation, different parties or persons can be held liable for a jogging stroller accident. In some cases, the manufacturer of a jogging stroller can be held liable for injuries if they are caused by some defect with the product.
An example of this is where a jogging stroller is constructed poorly, causing one of the wheels to detach or fall out during use. This can cause the entire stroller to flip over, resulting in serious injuries for both the infant and the adult. In such cases, the manufacturer might be held liable under product liability laws.
In other cases, a retail store or establishment might be held liable for continuing to sell jogging strollers that are known to be dangerous or that have been recalled already. Other establishments, such as stroller rentals or babysitting services might be held liable in a similar fashion if they knowingly use or provide defective strollers for patrons.
What are the Legal Remedies in a Jogging Stroller Lawsuit?
Jogging stroller injuries can be serious and may require legal action. In these types of injury lawsuits, the legal remedy will usually be a compensatory damages award. The damages may cover losses like hospital bills, medication costs, surgery expenses, pain and suffering, and other injury costs.
As mentioned, some jogger stroller injuries can involve a collision with a motor vehicle. In such cases, the case will typically proceed like a vehicle-pedestrian legal claim, in order to determine the liability of the driver.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Jogging Stroller Injury Lawsuit?
Jogging stroller lawsuits can be complex and may involve several different injury laws and statutes. You may need to hire a consumer lawyer in your area if you need help filing a lawsuit. Your attorney can provide you with advice and guidance for your case.