Defective Bikes and Bicycle Parts Cases

Work with an Experienced San Jose Bicycle Accident Lawyer

When most people think of a bicycle accident, they imagine a collision between a bicyclist and a motor vehicle. The truth is that many crashes occur with just the bicyclist and the bicycle. Some of these accidents result from mechanical failure of one or more of the bicycle's components due to a defective product.

When a product is defective, and it can be proven that the defect contributed to an injury, all parties engaged in the business of supplying the product to the public may be held liable for damages. The liable parties are the manufacturer, designer, wholesaler, distributor, and the retailer. Our legal team can begin to build a case based on the particular facts of your case. Another important factor of your case is the type of product defect that caused the accident.

There are three types of product defects:

  • Design defects
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Failure to warn - product did not have proper instructions

Are you ready to seek compensation from a negligent bike manufacturer? Schedule your free case review today.

Specifics of a Defective Product Case

On a bicycle, some parts that could cause serious injury are:

  • Defective brakes
  • Defective tires
  • Defective gear shifts
  • Defective frames
  • Defective pedals

If you are injured by a defective cycling product, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Keep all medical records as proof that you were injured. Take photos of the scene of the accident and your bike as soon as possible and write down everything that you can remember. Do not discard the bike or have any repairs done. The bicycle is an important piece of evidence in your case. You have an excellent chance of recovering compensation for your injuries from the manufacturer and other parties if you can prove that the bicycle was defective. Keep any accessories, such as a helmet that you may have been wearing when the accident occurred.

Call Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at (800) 900-0863 Today

Most importantly during bike accident cases, you will need the services of a skilled San Jose bicycle accident attorney. Our experienced lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP are recognized leaders in this area of the law because we are committed to aggressively fighting for our clients' rights and winning large settlements so that they are not burdened by financial worries as a result of their injuries.

Contact our law firm at (800) 900-0863 for a free case evaluation so that you can begin your road to recovery.

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