When walking, a person needs to have stability so that he or she doesn’t fall or suffer an ankle injury or other serious injury. Although balance and walking safely can help a person avoid injuries like this, poorly designed shoes can actually increase someone’s chances of suffering these types of injuries due to lateral instability while walking.
When consumers purchase shoes they think are safe only to find out they suffered injuries due to severe lateral instability, they have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit for their damages. Such is the case with Skechers Shape-Ups. When toning shoes cause lateral instability, several injuries can occur, including:
- Foot, hip, and leg pain
- Broken ankles
- Broken legs
- Femur fractures
- Joint dislocations
- Hip fractures
- Back injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Repetitive stress injury
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Other serious injuries
Louisville Toning Shoe Lawyers Can Help You
If you suffered any type of rocker-bottom shoe injury due to the poor design that companies like Skechers used with their Shape-Ups, you may have suffered from lateral instability that caused your injuries.
Although Skechers claimed that their toning shoes’ rocker-bottom sole design would help consumers “Shape Up While You Walk,” wearers of the shoes have actually suffered numerous injuries. In fact, according to a Consumer Reports article in 2011, Skechers Shape-Ups were named in more injury reports than any other consumer product in their database.
If you were injured from wearing Shape-Ups, if you were hospitalized, or if your injury required surgery, you should consider talking with a toning shoe injury lawyer in Northern Kentucky to find out your rights to damages. It’s not enough to get reimbursed for a pair of shoes; you should be compensated for your pain and suffering, injuries, medical bills, and lost income due to time off work.
For help filing a toning shoe lawsuit in Kentucky, please call a knowledgeable Louisville Kentucky injury lawyer at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson to find out more about your rights at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297. We’d be happy to meet with you in a free, no-obligation legal consultation.