Exercise equipment must be engineered with human factors and safety in mind, as a mechanical defect may lead to possible injuries. Exercise equipment expert witnesses are often brought into a related court case to help determine whether the incident in question was related to improper use of the equipment, design defect, manufacturing defect, improper maintenance, or lack of instructions by providing an expert opinion to the proceedings.
The nature of an exercise equipment lawsuit also depends on the environment in which the incident took place. Premises liability may become an important aspect of such cases if the incident occurred in a fitness center or other recreational facility. An injury taking place within a property premises, such slips, trips, and falls, would be grounds for a potential lawsuit.
An accident investigation or reconstruction may also be relevant in determining whether the incident was a result of human factors or an issue with equipment. Product safety is important in relation for exercise equipment used in either the home or recreational facility. Exercise physiology should be carefully considered by the manufacturers and implemented into the design of the equipment.
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