Have Bicycle Parts Caused Your Bicycle Accident?
At the Land Injury Law, our bicycle accident attorneys in Los Angeles, California know that bicyclists can be injured by more than just negligent drivers while they share our Los Angeles County with much larger passenger vehicles.
The reality is, bicyclists can be hurt when defective bicycle parts impede their ability to ride safely, and the injuries that occur during these sudden and unexpected accidents can change the rider’s life going forward.
These types of accidents often leave the rider wondering how something like this could happen, especially when they proactively check their bicycle for signs of wear and tear regularly.
Our Los Angeles bicycle accident lawyers provide the legal representation bicycle accident clients need to get the answers they deserve while holding the responsible party accountable for their injuries, so they can recover the financial settlement or jury verdict they deserve and move forward with confidence.
How Often Are Bicycles Recalled for Unsafe Parts?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission outlines bicycle safety requirements that manufacturers must meet before selling their bikes in the United States.
The Commission also tracks all bicycle recalls, which have reached tens of thousands of bikes over the past few years alone.
What are the Most Common Reasons for Bicycle Recalls?
Bicycles are commonly recalled because of defective parts.
- Handlebar stems
- Seat posts
When negligence is a factor in the design, manufacture, or distribution of a bicycle or any of its parts, they cause numerous fall and crash hazards that are nearly impossible to detect until after an accident occurs.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for Defective Bicycle Parts and the Injuries They Cause?
Manufacturers often look for shortcuts to producing products that will boost their bottom line, with little regard for the compromised result.
Cheaper or less durable materials can save the company money, but the fallout can lead to major bicycle accidents and serious injuries to the riders.
When a bicyclist is severely injured or killed, any person or company involved in the commerce stream where the defective product resulted can be held strictly liable for their financial recovery.
Those parties can include:
- Suppliers of component parts
- The entity that assembled the product
In California, our experienced bicycle accident attorneys can seek damages for our clients’ injuries by bringing a product liability claim against the responsible party when their injuries are caused as a result of a design or manufacturing defect or a failure to warn.
Under our state’s Strict Liability Laws, we must be able to prove that the bicyclist used:
- The product for its intended purpose
- In a manner that was not likely to result in injury
- And that a third party was not the direct and proximate cause of the injury
What are the Most Common Injuries Associated with Defective Part Bicycle Crashes?
When negligence is a factor in bicycle accidents, there is no limit to the injuries that can occur.
Depending on the part of the bicycle that is defective, the accident may take a different path that leads to different injuries.
Some bicyclists may suffer broken bones while others may be thrown over the top of the bike and suffer a traumatic brain injury, which can require a lifetime of medical care. Others can suffer back or neck injuries and injuries that leave scars.
No matter the type of injury you have suffered, you should never be left to pay for your medical expenses or lost wages out of pocket.
How Can the Land Legal Group Help with My Bicycle Accident Injuries in Los Angeles?
If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Land Legal Group to schedule a free consultation by calling 310-552-3501 today. We will fully outline your accident, injuries, and financial recovery options, so you can focus on healing while we pursue the party responsible for your accident and each of the resulting expenses.