Recently Sakar International Helmets’ Dimensions Bluetooth Speaker multi-purpose helmets were recalled because they did not comply with federal safety standards. For that reason, head injuries may result if the wearer of the helmet falls. After suffering injuries because your helmet was defective, you may be uncertain about what recourse you have. If you suffered head or other injuries due to a recalled bicycle helmet, you should call the experienced Chicago product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in litigation with which we’ve been involved.
Hire the Moll Law Group If You Were Injured Because of a Defective Helmet
Sakar’s recall concerned the Dimensions Bluetooth Speaker helmets, which are black helmets with black straps and buckles. A white label inside the helmet is printed with Item # ACTGEAR-238BTS in the bottom left corner. These helmets were sold only at Walmart from July 2020 – January 2022 for roughly $25. 89,000 of them were sold. When these helmets don’t comply with federal safety standards, a fall can result in serious injuries. Consumers are supposed to immediately cease use of the recalled helmets and get in touch with Sakar to receive instructions to get a free replacement helmet. Sakar intends to facilitate the return by providing prepaid postage packaging.
If you were already injured as the result of a fall involving a defective helmet made by Sakar, however, you may be concerned about recourse for the losses flowing from those injuries. You may be able to recover damages by filing a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer and others in the chain of commerce. To recover damages, our lawyers will need to establish that the helmet was defective in terms of its design, marketing, or manufacturing. Defects in design are flaws in what the product is supposed to be. For example, if none of the helmets comply with safety standards, there is likely a design flaw. However, if only certain helmets have problems, it is more likely a manufacturing defect, or flaw in how the helmet was made. Experts may need to testify on the type of defect.
When our lawyers are successful in establishing liability, we can typically recover compensatory damages on behalf of the plaintiff. Compensatory damages are damages meant to put the plaintiff back in the position he would have been in had he not encountered a defective product. They may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment. For instance, if you suffered a skull fracture due to a defective helmet, you may be able to recover damages for emergency care, medical treatment, lost earning capacity, the pain of the skull fracture, and loss of enjoyment of life. Damages may involve past, present, or future losses.
When a defendant manufacturer’s conduct is particularly egregious, such as when a manufacturer knew of a defect and continued to sell the product, it may be appropriate for us to pursue punitive damages. These are damages intended to punish and deter wrongdoers and are awarded proportionate to the defendant’s capacity to pay.
Consult a Seasoned Product Liability Lawyer
If you were injured in connection with Sakar helmets, you should discuss a potential claim with the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. We represent plaintiffs and their families around the country. Please complete our online form or give us a call at 312.462.1700.