My pedals snapped off and caused me to crash my bicycle. Who is responsible for my bicycle crash injuries?
There are several parties that could be held liable for your bicycle accident injuries, such as the:
- Bicycle designer
- Bicycle manufacturer
- Bicycle distributor
- Bicycle retailer
When determining which party is liable for your bike crash and injuries, several factors will come into play. Were poor materials used—such as compromised carbon fibers or bad alloys? Was the bike assembled improperly? Was the bicycle designed poorly? By considering these questions, an experienced accident attorney can help determine the cause of your bicycle crash and hold the correct party responsible for your injuries and damages.
When bicycle pedals snap off, injuries can occur such as road rash, fractures, shoulder injuries, head trauma, and other severe injuries. This is why it is essential to hire a lawyer with bicycle accident experience, to make sure you get the full compensation you deserve for your injuries and pain and suffering.
To determine if the parts on your bike were improperly manufactured or unsafely assembled, keep the pedals and all the components of your bike following the crash. After an expert has looked at your bike, it can be determined if a design or manufacturing defect was the cause of your injury and whether you have a claim against the manufacturer or a different party.
To learn more about your rights to compensation, read our online library of articles and blogs or order a free copy of our book, What You Need to Know After a Florida Auto, Truck, or Bike Accident.