Crocs are shoes made of a foam resin called Croslite and have ventilation holes that make them lightweight and comfortable. Crocs come in a variety of styles, though Crocs clogs are by far the most popular. Children are attracted to Crocs because they come in more than 20 vibrant colors and can be personalized with decorative attachments or charms.
Reports of children’s Crocs becoming stuck in escalators began to circulate as early as 2006 and the number of injuries due to Crocs escalator accidents continues to grow.
From February 2008 to July 2009, Crocs, Inc. became the defendant in at least 11 lawsuits brought by parents of children who suffered injury after their Crocs became tangled in escalators. The company quickly settled these cases out of court and added warnings about escalator safety to their packaging.
Can I file a lawsuit if I have have been injured by Crocs?
Possibly. If a manufacturer produces a dangerous or defective product, it can be held responsible to those who are injured as the result of inadequate warnings, under a legal theory known as “product liability.” Depending upon the particular circumstances of your case, damages may include recovery for any of the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Emotional distress
If you or a loved one have been injured by Crocs, you should contact your doctor immediately. You may also wish to contact an experienced Crocs lawyer to discuss your legal options. As all legal claims are subject to time limits, however, you may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay.