Fighting for Fair Compensation after Severe Injury
Peloton Treadmill Recall
Peloton voluntarily recalled all Peloton Tread+ and Peloton Tread products. The recall came after an April 2021 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warning. The Commission urged Peloton customers to stop using the Tread+ product. Due to a major design flaw, children and some pets can easily become trapped underneath the machine and pulled toward its rear roller.
CEO John Foley issued a statement noting that the company had “made a mistake” by ignoring the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s prior request to recall the treadmills.
Reported injuries ranging from burns and scrapes to fractures and death have been linked to the Peloton treadmill line, including the Tread+ and Tread models.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident while using a Peloton Tread+ or Peloton Tread, there is help. Call 800-718-4658 or contact our firm online for a free consultation with a Peloton Treadmill injury lawyer.
How Peloton Tread Injuries Happen
If you didn’t know better, it’d be easy to write these treadmill injuries off as unavoidable, but that would be a mistake. The truth is that most treadmills don’t receive warnings from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission—the ones that do usually deserve them.
Peloton earned over $1 billion in just 3 months during 2020, making them an extremely profitable company. When that shareholder value was threatened by the optics of a safety lawsuit, Peloton initially laid the blame at the feet of its customers.
Peloton’s recall of the defective Tread+ and Tread equipment doesn’t help families who were already faced with the death of a loved one or dealing with a life-altering injury caused by the treadmill. Despite knowing of the dangers and injuries caused by their treadmill products, Peloton delayed recalling the products. Those who were injured due to its design flaws are entitled to full and fair compensation.
Hiring An Attorney To Handle Your Peloton Injury Case
Why Should Not Attempt To Negotiate A Settlement Without An Attorney
Peloton’s website urges customers to contact them and work out a solution. While this may seem like a good faith way to handle problems, it isn’t. Why? Because Peloton doesn’t pay out injury claims—their insurer does, and they will stop at nothing to keep from issuing a settlement.
If you are contacted by an insurance company to discuss a Peloton Tread+ settlement, it’s important that you not discuss any details regarding what happened until you hire a lawyer to represent you. Don’t post on social media, and don’t contact Peloton to discuss the problem. The more information an insurance company knows about you and your situation, the easier they can use that information against you.
Don’t let the insurance companies convince you that Peloton has no fault in the injury caused by its defective product. Let a skilled defective product lawyer help you get exactly what you need to fully recover.
What to Do Following a Treadmill Accident
If you or a loved one were severely injured by the Peloton Tread+ or Tread product, the first thing you must do is seek medical attention. It can be tempting to wait and find out what your insurance will cover, but this may hurt your case.
A visit to the doctor ensures there are records of your injury or your loved one’s injuries. Having prompt medical treatment and accompanying medical documentation of the injury is crucial to ensure full claim value is obtained.
- Take pictures of the defective Peloton Treadmill and all injuries caused by the Tread+.
- Make sure to photograph the accident scene before cleaning anything up.
- Most importantly, do not get rid of the Peloton Treadmill device or any of its parts.
The Peloton equipment will need to be preserved as evidence for evaluation by our product liability experts. Put the equipment and all parts in a safe place. After you hire us, our team will collect all of the evidence for review by our experts.
Finally, contact Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers now to speak with a Peloton Tread+ injury lawyer now. The sooner you get in touch with a skilled advocate, the more time you will have to build a strong case and get the best chance at the compensation you deserve.
Building A Strong Case
Severe injuries caused by defective products should not become a financial burden. Filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit not only increases your chances of fair compensation, but it also sends a clear message to companies like Peloton that safety matters.
There are thousands of treadmill accidents each year. Filing a lawsuit ensures that the defective product manufacturer is held accountable for the dangerous defect. Without accountability, safety improvements won’t occur and life-altering injuries will continue to happen to others just like you and your family.
Get started on your journey to financial compensation today. Call us at 800-718-4658 or contact us online for your free consultation. Our Peloton Injury Lawyers handle cases nationwide.