Posted on September 19, 2012 in Products Liability
Skechers Shape-ups are a type of athletic shoe with a curved sole. The shoes curved sole creates an unstable surface for the wearer to walk on, which according to Skechers improves muscle strength and posture. However, many medical and fitness experts agree that these claims are unfounded and in fact, believe the shoes can do more harm than good, especially for older individuals with pre-existing gait or balance issues.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional fall is the leading cause of death for individuals aged 65 and older. The CDC reports that every year in the U.S., more than 20,000 people aged 65 and older die as a result of an injury they sustained in a fall accident. Shape-ups can cause a healthy individual to lose their balance and fall, which means the risk of falling is even higher for older individuals who find it difficult to maintain their balance even when wearing a traditional athletic shoe.
Types of Skechers Shape-ups Fall Injuries
Some of the types of injuries that can be sustained in a Skechers Shape-ups fall accident, include head injuries, skull fractures, spinal cord injuries, hip dislocation, hip fractures, ankle fractures, foot fractures, muscle tears, leg fractures, arm fractures, herniated discs, neck injuries, back injuries, and contusions.
Maximum Compensation for Serious Injuries
If you or your loved one suffered a serious injury while walking in a pair of Skechers Shape-ups, you may have legal rights that entitle you to compensation from Skechers. However, it is important that you do not contact Skechers. Before you talk to anyone about your injury, talk to a skilled Skechers Shape-ups injury lawyer. A skilled lawyer can make sure you do not jeopardize your risk of obtaining maximum compensation and should handle all talks with Skechers and their insurance carriers. You deserve the highest amount of compensation possible for surgery costs, rehabilitation bills, lost wages, impaired earning capacity, emotional anguish, physical pain, and loss of quality of life, so contact a professional lawyer today.
Quick Action is Needed When Taking Legal Action
Due to the statute of limitations, which limits the amount of time a victim can take legal action, it is highly recommended you do not wait to speak to a Skechers Shape-ups injury lawyer. You should not have to pay for the initial consultation and should not be asked for any out-of-pocket expenses during the consultation. To learn the time limits that apply to your case, please click here.