Omaha Bike Part Recall Injury Lawyers
Like other consumer products, defective bike parts can be recalled. Parts can be defective if they are not reasonably safe for their intended use. A rider who has been injured by a faulty bike part may have a product liability claim for compensation against the responsible parties.
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Bicycle parts that fail to function for their intended purpose can be dangerous. Defective bike parts that can cause injury include:
- Face plates
- Wheel mechanisms
- Bicycle forks
Like other consumer products, bicycle parts can be defective in three basic ways under product liability laws:
- Design defects: This type of defect occurs when a product is manufactured as intended but has a design flaw that makes it inherently unsafe.
- Manufacturing defects: This can occur when the design of a product is adequate, but it is not manufactured correctly.
- Labeling defects: Manufacturers have a duty to provide adequate warning labels and instructions to guard against hazards associated with use of a product. When they fail to do so, the product has a labeling or warning defect.
Defective bike parts can cause riders to crash and suffer a wide range of injuries. Common bicycle crash injuries include:
- Road rash (severe skin abrasions from sliding across a rough surface when a rider is thrown from the bike)
- Bone fractures (caused by trauma to the bone in the impact of a crash)
- Dislocations (when bones of the shoulder, elbow, fingers, knees, or ankles are forced out of the joint)
- Head trauma and traumatic brain injury (when a helmet falls off during a crash)
- Neck and back injuries (from falling off the bike)
- Genitourinary injuries (from broken seats or landing on the crossbar)
Bicyclists injured by defective parts may be entitled to seek compensation for their injuries. Damages are designed to compensate victims for their injuries and the losses they have suffered. Depending on the particular circumstances, they may include past and future medical expenses, lost wages or earnings, loss of future earning potential, scarring and disfigurement, permanent impairment, and pain and suffering.
Our Omaha personal injury attorney can assess the full extent of your losses resulting from your bike part recall injuries. The value of your case can depend on several different factors, including:
- Severity and extent of your injuries
- Whether impairment is permanent
- Extent and degree of medical treatment required
- Loss of income as a result of your injuries
Product liability claims are complex cases. To prevail in a lawsuit, you must prove every element of your case. Manufacturing companies and their insurers have teams of attorneys ready to fight against your claim, and they will use every possible defense. Your best chance of recovering full compensation is to have an experienced product liability attorney on your side. Our Omaha bike part recall injury lawyer can negotiate skillfully on your behalf and fight for the compensation you deserve in court if necessary.
Our firm was founded in 2013. Founding attorney Jason Bottlinger has been practicing law since 2006. We are compassionate listeners who try to put your mind at ease, and effective litigators who have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
If you have sustained serious bike part recall injuries, call us today at (402) 505-8234 to schedule a free consultation. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.
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