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Defective Bike Causes Injury

Many individuals choose bicycling as their mode of transportation, or they may bicycle as part of their active lifestyle. For those who spend a lot of time on their bike, traveling on either roadways or trails, a defective component of a bicycle could cause serious injury.

Some of the common defects on a bike that can lead to serious injury include the following:

  • Designs that cause chains to easily fall off
  • Defective bike tires
  • Defective tire tubes
  • Faulty bike frame
  • Handlebars that break off
  • Assembly issues
  • Cracked bike pedals
  • Faulty suspension forks
  • Faulty front locking wheel

Types of Bicycle Defects

There are three main types of bicycle defects that often result in injuries.

  1. Defective Bicycle Design – poorly designed bicycles that cause injury
  2. Defective Bicycle Manufacturing – defects that occurring during the manufacturing process
  3. Failure to Warn – a failure to prevent accidents by providing proper instructions

If you or your loved one is involved in a bicycle defect accident and suffers injury as a result, it is important to contact a bicycle accident attorney after receiving medical attention. Documenting the injuries sustained from the bicycle defect is important to the outcome of your personal injury claim.

If you suffer an injury from a bicycle defect, it is imperative to keep the bike. Do not dispose of it. It is fatal to your case if you don’t have the bicycle – you need the defective product. If the product that caused you injury goes into the trash, so does your claim.

Bicycle Accident Attorney

Contrada & Associates has helped bicycle accident victims in the past and can help you or your loved one to receive the deserved compensation for the accident. We believe in holding companies and manufacturers responsible for the defective products that they offer to the public and by holding them accountable, our bicycle accident attorneys are able to prevent future accidents from occurring.

To speak to one of the bicycle accident attorneys at Contrada & Associates, call 419.841.4400. You will have the chance to speak directly with an attorney about the bicycle accident that occurred and receive guidance regarding the legal steps that you should take.

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Attorney Charlie Contrada has been practicing law since 1979, focusing his career on personal injury, car accident, and mesothelioma cases. Over the years, Charlie has helped thousands of clients throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to receive the settlements that they deserve.

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