Man Awarded $45 Million for Knockerball Lawsuit
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. A young man attended an indoor activity at a local Missouri mall in late 2016. The man’s day of fun took a drastic turn when he suffered a catastrophic injury resulting from a Knockerball.
What is a Knockerball?
A Knockerball is a large clear inflatable rubber ball that is equipped with a shoulder strap harness intended to fit and strap consumers inside during play. Activities using this product include stunts, soccer and bumping with other players.
Man Suffers Injuries from Alleged Defective Product
A 25-year-old man visited a local mall with his nephew in Missouri in December 2016. The man went to the Knockerball MidMo inside the mall and paid to use their product, the Knockerball. The man claimed that he received no instruction or guidance from the employee working at the time, which caused him to suffer catastrophic injuries including paralysis. The man was hospitalized and was unable to use his arms or walk after the ordeal. The incident allegedly affected the earning capacity of the man and, unfortunately, left him with high medical bills. The young man then sought out legal advice for this tragic occurrence.
Lawsuit Filed Against Knockerball Company
The victim’s attorneys claimed that the employee of the establishment allegedly failed to properly harness, fit and instruct their client on the use of their product. A complaint was filed against the company which included strict products liability and premise liability in addition to negligence. The suit also indicated that the manufacturer of the Knockerball, Zooms Sports, sold the product to Capital Mall center in alleged defective condition.
The medical bills, life care plan and economist report was reviewed by the judge handling the Knockerball lawsuit. Upon document review, the man received a $45 million dollar reward for his losses.
Product Liability Cases
A product may sometimes be found defective due to inadequate design that fails to meet expected consumer standards. A reasonable consumer may believe that the product they received is safe to use. However, their opinions may change once they suffer injuries from the use of that very product.
Under California tort liability laws, a distributor, retailer and wholesaler of a manufacturer can be held liable for damages incurred as a result of their defective products sold. For more information, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.
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