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.