Bicycle and Scooter Design Lawyer
While it is true that the majority of bicycle and scooter accidents are caused by driver error or a lapse in judgment or attention, we have also seen many situations where a serious problem with the bike itself is to blame for the crash. Unfortunately, bicycle and scooter accidents have become an increasingly common occurrence, injuring approximately 200,000 people each year. Wearing a helmet and protective clothing certainly helps save lives and prevent injuries when an accident takes place, however, these items won’t do any good if they are defective or if a part on the bike itself is defective. Defective bike and scooter products may have flaws in the design or the manufacture of the product. Regardless of where the error lies, you may be able to hold those responsible for the defect liable. If you or a loved one suffered injuries as the result of a bicycle or scooter design defect, we encourage you to contact an attorney from Rad Law Firm today. We have offices conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA as well as Austin, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, and Brownsville, TX and we are available to talk today for free about your case.
Common Types of Defects
There are two key issues that must be considered in order to determine if you can file a product liability suit because of a flaw in the design or other part on a bicycle or scooter:
- Was the accident a result of a manufacturing defect – such as the use of weak alloy or compromised carbon fiber material?
- Was the bike or scooter fundamentally flawed in its design, resulting in a safety risk for the rider?
If you answer ‘yes’ to both of these questions, you may have a product liability case on your hand.
Bicycle or scooter accidents can occur for many different reasons, especially when it comes to flaws in the actual design. Some of the most common design defects include the following:
- Defective handlebars
- Defective brakes
- Defect in the fuel line
Product liability lawsuits can be brought against manufacturers, distributors, and retailers who fail to follow safety regulations and laws that are in place regarding product engineering, design, manufacturing, and instructions for use.
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The Consumer Products Safety Commission requires that all new bicycles and scooters sold must have an instruction manual included, which outlines proper safe assembly instructions, safety precautions involving riding the bike, and maintenance instructions. It is extremely important to follow these directions and to keep them in a safe place. If you’ve been in an accident that you believe was caused by a design flaw, do NOT get rid of the bicycle or any of the parts, no matter how damaged. Save the materials that came with your bike when you bought it. Call the litigators at Rad Law Firm. We know metallurgists and bicycle design experts who can opine as to what was defective causing your injuries. We are on your side and we’ll do our best to make a bad situation better.
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