One minor defect in a bicycle part can be disastrous. Bicycles are inherently dangerous, and the risk of a product being defective can result in long-lasting and serious consequences. A part is defective if it is not reasonably safe for its intended use.
The intended use of a product includes all uses a reasonable person might make of the product, bearing in mind all characteristics, labels, and warnings. If an injury is caused by a defective bicycle part, then the victim can file a product liability lawsuit against either the manufacturer of the bike, the manufacturer of the defective part, the wholesaler, distributor, or in some cases the retailer.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Dallas bicycle accident that occurred as a result of a defective part, you may be able to sue in bicycle recall product liability. Speak to one of our talented Dallas bike accident lawyers at The Lenahan Law Firm today to see what this means for you.
Defective bicycle parts that may cause injury include:
The Lenahan Law Firm can help you stand up to insurance companies to help you get a settlement to cover the cost of your medical care and other expenses caused by your accident. Potential injuries that are caused by bicycle accidents include:
- Fractured/broken bones
- Head and traumatic brain injury
- Broken teeth
- Road rash
- Spinal injuries
- Internal organ damage
In recalled bicycle part cases, there are three main causes of accidents. The first is a design defect. This is where the product was manufactured as it was intended, but the design was flawed making it inherently unsafe. The second cause is if there was a manufacturing defect. This is where the design of the product was safe, but the product was not made correctly, making it defective. The third cause of a bicycle defect accident is a failure to warn or instruct. This occurs when the instructions and warnings about how to use the bicycle were inadequate, causing an accident and injury.
Practically, manufacturers have a duty to do their best to design the bike in a way that reduces dangers inherent to the bicycle and the parts used to build it. If a defect cannot be reduced or taken away, then the manufacturer must guard against such hazards. If this cannot be done, then the manufacturer must provide warnings and instruct users on the inherent dangers of the product.
There are a number of forms of compensation a victim may be entitled to, depending on the nature and specifics of the accident. The most common form of compensation is medical expenses. This can also include any emergency medical assistance and transportation as well as hospital care and accommodations.
Medical expenses can also include doctor and specialist fees if this is needed for the victim’s injury. Compensation can be recovered for pain and suffering as well as lost wages.
The Lenahan Law Firm will review the facts of your case and research potential causes in assessing your case to pursue full compensation. These cases can potentially be tricky, so it is important that you gather evidence at the scene of the accident, including lots of photos because this can be crucial evidence in your case.
It isn’t easy getting your life back on track after a serious bicycle accident that was caused by another person’s negligence. The team at The Lenahan Law Firm can help you file a claim in Dallas to get the compensation you need.
Call us today at (214) 295-1008 for a free consultation.