Bungee Strap Injury – Loss of Eye
The risk of a recoiling bungee cord/strap presents serious dangers to unsuspecting users. Unfortunately these product dangers are known to the manufacturers and not properly passed along to its customers.
It is not uncommon for a recoiling cord to strike its user in the face or on another part of the body when one end of a bungee strap becomes detached. There is enough energy stored in a stretched bungee cord to recoil at speeds up to 60 mph – causing serious injuries, including blindness.
With a metal hook at the end of one of some of these straps, the danger is even greater. When one of the hooks comes loose, the hook straightens out, or detaches from the cord, we have seen the devastating results.
At Hoffman & Gelfman we have represented individuals who lost an eye and sustained other significant injuries when a bungee strap that was used for its intended purpose and as per the manufacturer’s instructions came free and struck the user in the face.
If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a defective product, including a bungee cord or bungee strap, call the experienced attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman for a free consultation. We have obtained significant settlements for others in these types of matters and will use our knowledge and expertise for you. Call us today at 1-866-298-1020.