$9 Million Awarded in Treadmill Lawsuit


Where did the incident take place?

The Fitness Barn in Portage, Indiana

Who was involved in the incident?

Christopher Berrier- Plaintiff

Reliable Development Corp.- Defendant- owner of The Fitness Barn

QIC Holding Corp.- Defendant- manufacturer of treadmill

What was the cause?

Berrier was running on the treadmill at The Fitness Barn when it malfunctioned and suddenly stopped, causing him to fall and hurt his back.

Who do you feel is at fault?

Both Defendants, Reliable Development Corporation (i.e. The Fitness Barn) and QIC Holding Corp.

What did Kenneth J. Allen Law Group do to prepare for this case?

Discovery, depositions, investigation into accident and cause of failure of treadmill, prepared case for jury trial,

Any other pertinent information you’d prefer to share?

90% fault was allocated to Reliable Development Corporation and 10% was allocated to QIC Holding Corp. No fault was assessed to Berrier.

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