Bicycles, e-bikes, and electric scooters are convenient and eco-friendly transportation options, but they can also pose serious risks if they are defective. A defective bicycle can malfunction and cause the rider to lose control, resulting in devastating injuries that may require costly medical treatment and rehabilitation. In some cases, the rider may even be killed by the defective bike.
At our personal injury law firm, we understand the challenges that victims of defective bicycle injuries face. We have a team of experienced attorneys, one of whom is an avid road cyclist, who can help you pursue compensation for your injuries, lost income, and other damages. With our help, you can hold the responsible parties accountable and get the justice you deserve.
Common Defects in Bicycles
Bicycles can be defective due to design flaws, manufacturing defects, or other issues. A design flaw is an inherent flaw in the product’s design that makes it dangerous. A manufacturing defect, on the other hand, occurs during the manufacturing process when a product is made incorrectly or with subpar materials. In either case, the result can be a bicycle that is unsafe to ride and prone to causing injury. Some of the most common defects that can cause injuries include:
Common Defects in Electric Scooters & e-Bikes
Electric scooters and e-bikes are a newer addition to the transportation scene and have their own set of issues. One common defect is a faulty battery that can cause the scooter or e-bike to catch fire or explode. Another defect is a malfunctioning brake hat can cause the rider to lose control and suffer injuries.
Injuries Caused by Defective Bicycles, e-Bikes, and Electric Scooters
Defective bicycles and electric scooters can cause a range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises, to broken bones and even life-threatening conditions such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or internal organ damage. In addition to physical injuries, riders may also suffer emotional trauma and financial hardship as a result of their injuries.
Influx of Foreign Made Products or Components
As we all know, a greater share of consumer products, including bicycles and electric scooters, and their many components, are being built by foreign manufactures. Unfortunately, such products are often not of the same quality in design, manufacture, and assembly as are American made products. As such, we are seeing more cases involving foreign made products. Even though the product was manufactured abroad, a person injured in the United States does have the ability to bring a personal injury or product liability claim here in America to obtain fair compensation.
Seek Legal Help for Defective Bicycle Injuries
If you have been injured in a bicycle or electric scooter accident that was caused by a defective product, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to investigate the circumstances of your accident, identify the responsible parties, and help you recover the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost income, and other damages.
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