Around 18,000 wall-mounted basketball goals by Goalsetter are being recalled due to a defect that can cause the unit to detach from the wall. This puts users and innocent bystanders at risk of serious injury or death. The recalled models include the Goalsetter Adjustable and Fixed Wall Mount Series, along with the GS Baseline Series 48-inch, 54-inch, 60-inch, and 72-inch wall-mounted goal systems. They were sold from November 1999 through June 2022 at basketball equipment stores and SCHEELS stores nationwide, and online through Amazon.com, Target.com, Walmart, com, Dicksportinggoods.com, and Competitiveedgeproducts.com/.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has asked consumers to stop using the goals immediately. They can also contact Goalsetter to remove the recalled basketball goals and issue a full refund or reinstall the goal with additional safety brackets. However, this remedy doesn’t address the fact that a 14-year-old boy in Granger, Indiana was killed from one of these goals falling on him. The manufacturer has also received four accident reports resulting in a fractured leg and severe facial injuries.
If you or your loved one was harmed by this product, you are entitled to seek monetary damages from the manufacturer, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Our lawyers are here to advise you and fight for justice on your behalf. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact us today.
Potential Injuries from a Defective Basketball Goal
These wall-mounted goals weigh over 200 pounds, with some of them weighing almost 300 pounds. It’s not hard to imagine the devastation that can happen if someone is struck by one of these goals falling off the wall. Children are especially vulnerable to catastrophic injury, including death. Other injuries that can happen from a falling object accident include:
What to do if There has been an Accident
- Broken bones
- Skull fracture
- Traumatic brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken pelvis or hip fracture
- Damage to the internal organs
- Post-traumatic stress, sleep disorders, and other mental health issues
Due to the severe injuries that can be caused by this product, immediate medical attention should be your first priority. If the injuries are not life-threatening, try to gather as much evidence as possible by taking photos or video of the accident scene and any physical injuries. In addition, ask witnesses for written statements or get their contact information so that your lawyer can reach out to them later.
Legal representation is essential with these claims, whether you are the injured party or the loved one of an accident victim. If you’ve lost someone to a crushing accident that was caused by a Goalsetter basketball goal, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer. The key is to reach out to a lawyer right away, who can investigate the accident and take the right steps to bring you the settlement you are entitled to.
How can I Join a Class Action Lawsuit on this Case?
The process of joining or starting a class action is simple; just give us a call to speak with a class action lawyer at our office. During your consultation, you can learn about all the legal options that are available to you, including mass torts, which are filed on behalf of victims that experience many different injuries from the same product. Then again, maybe it’s better to file a single action injury claim based on your personal circumstances. To discuss the best course of action for yourself and your loved ones, please reach out to us for a free consultation.
Learn About Your Rights and Legal Options
At the end of the day, taking legal action against the manufacturer is up to you. However, you will need information on your rights and legal options to make an informed decision. That’s exactly what we can offer you here at DTLA Law Group. Our experienced product recall lawyers can help you determine the right legal strategy and fight to recover every penny you deserve from a defective product accident claim.
There is no fee for any of our services, since we get paid by the manufacturer for the cost of representing you. We receive our payment only if we bring you the settlement you deserve, so there’s no risk to your finances regardless of the outcome. If you’re ready to schedule a free case review with one of our attorneys, please give us a call at your earliest convenience.