Yes. If the manufacturer’s negligent design or production caused a bicycle malfunction that resulted in injury to you, you might be able to bring a product liability lawsuit.
Can I Recover Damages if my Bike Accident was Caused by Faulty Goods or Services?
Contrary to what a lot of people might believe, most bicycle accidents are not the result of collisions with other vehicles, but happen when the cyclist is riding alone. Many of these “solo” accidents are the result of poor maintenance and even defective bike components that make riding the bike dangerous.
You might be able to recover damages from the bicycle’s manufacturer if a flaw in the design of the bike itself caused your accident and subsequent injuries, via a product liability lawsuit. Likewise, you can also sue a bike repair shop if you can prove the shop was negligent in repairing your bicycle and the faulty repair contributed to your accident.
What is a Product Liability Lawsuit?
In product liability lawsuits, you must prove that the design or manufacture of a product was defective and this was the reason you got hurt. Therefore, you could potentially sue the maker, designer, and seller of the bike or bike part that caused your damages. This also holds true if you were a pedestrian injured by someone riding a defective bike.
Was Your Bicycle Accident Caused by Negligent Manufacture or Faulty Repairs?
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has experience successfully representing hundreds of cyclists injured in all kinds of accidents, and we can determine if your accident was caused by defective products or faulty repairs. If it was, we can bring a case on your behalf. There are no costs to you until we obtain financial recovery on your behalf. Give us a call today so we can discuss with you the particular facts of your bike accident case and explain your legal rights.