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Defective and Dangerous Bikes and Bicycles

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Which Law Firm Handles Injuries Caused by Defective Bikes and Bicycles?

Whenever anybody hears that someone was involved in a bike or bicycle accident, the first conclusion they jump to is that it was an accident or collision involving a vehicle. The reality is that there are many bike accidents that are solo and only involve the person that was riding the bicycle.

Bike and bicycle injuries that are caused by defective products are typically the result of faulty components that break or malfunction under reasonable use causing the rider to lose control. While bikes have been around for over 200 years, they are products that can be meticulously engineered. One faulty part or engineering oversight can cause any type of accident to a bike rider which could lead to a variety of injuries, including wrongful death.

Schiffman Firm focuses on defective products and product liability cases. Our team has over 100 years of combined trial experience and we have the knowledge, expertise, and partnerships with industry experts that allow us to dissect any product liability case to craft a creative, hands-on approach with the goal of gaining proper financial recovery for our clients.

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If you or someone you care about suffered a personal injury caused by a defective product like a bike or bicycle, find the right attorney at Schiffman Firm. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. There is no cost for our service unless we help you win your case.

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Design Defects, Improper Assembly, Failure to Warn

What Are Some Common Defects in Bikes and Bicycles That Can Cause an Accident or Injury?

An accident involving a defective bike can be caused by multiple scenarios and actions. From defective parts and assembly to failing to warn a consumer or rider about a possible hazard.

The key to successfully arguing any product liability case is to understand and prove where the fault or defect originated from. This can only be realized by meticulous research and expertise that can only be obtained through decades of real trial experience.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm take a fact-finding and research-based approach to every defective product case. With over 100 years of combined trial experience, our team has a vast network of industry experts and product engineers to collaborate with and gather crucial expert opinions that will give our team a knowledge-leader approach when handling your case.

Common Defects That Cause Bike and Bicycle Accidents Can Include:

  • Dangerous designs and engineering defects
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Failure to alert or warn of a defect
  • Failure to test bike before releasing it to the market
  • Improper assembly
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Pedals, Brakes, Chains

What Are Some Defective Parts That Can Cause a Bike Accident?

Bikes are pieces of equipment that are engineered to exact specifications to ensure a rider has total control of balance, speed, and steering. While they may seem like simple pieces of equipment, there are hundreds of tiny components that all work together to create the riding experience.

All it takes is for one of those pieces to be defective or malfunction which could lead to the rider suffering a personal injury.

Our experts know how to break down a bike and decompile the components that make them work. This expertise helps our attorneys discover exactly what caused an accident and this knowledge is invaluable when taking your case to trial.

Common parts on bikes and bicycles that can be defective or break

  • Broken bicycle chains
  • Brakes and brake assemblies
  • Bike pedals
  • Tires and rims
  • Frames
  • Gears and gear shifts
  • Bike seats and saddles
  • Bicycle crank arms
  • Defective aftermarket bicycle parts

Children, Bystanders, Pedestrians

Who Can Be Injured By a Defective Bike or Bicycle?

Since bike riding is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, anyone – at any age – can be susceptible to being injured by a defective bicycle.

Unfortunately, children are often injured in bike accidents. Helmets, wrist guards, knee and elbow pads can offer a good amount of basic protection, but a defective bike or a bicycle with flawed components can present a dangerous situation for biker riders that may not be as skilled.

Bystanders and pedestrians in the vicinity of a person riding a defective bicycle also have the potential to suffer personal injury. These victims are simply guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time in these types of cases, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve justice and compensation for any injuries sustained in a defective bike accident.

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Broken Bones, Concussions, Spinal Injuries

What Kind of Injuries Occur in a Defective Bike Accident?

Similar to bicycle accidents that involve collisions with cars or motor vehicles, an accident caused by a defective bike can cause catastrophic damage, no matter the number of safety precautions a rider takes.

A bike ride is an activity that nearly anybody can enjoy. It’s an activity that comes with some risk, but you shouldn’t have to worry about the bicycle itself. If you are someone you care about was hurt while riding a defective bike, contact the personal injury attorneys of Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh for a review of your case.

Common injuries found in defective bicycle accidents include

  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Injuries to the eye
  • Facial injuries and lacerations
  • Dental injuries like broken teeth or fractured jaws
  • Sprained wrists
  • Back injuries and sprains

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How Much is My Defective Bike Accident Lawsuit or Case Worth?

Every personal injury presents their own unique challenges and obstacles to overcome. If you find yourself a victim of a defective product, like a defective bicycle or bike, contact the personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our team will review your case for free and provide you with guidance on what to do next.

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