Long Beach Bike Part Recall Lawyers
Long Beach is becoming recognized as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. The 4.5-mile Long Beach Bike Path along the Pacific Ocean is one of the best cycling trails in town. Other scenic bike rides in the city include the 30-mile Los Angeles River Bikeway, the 28-mile San Gabriel River Bike Trail through El Dorado Regional Park, and the four-mile El Dorado Bike Path, which runs through the park and connects to the San Gabriel River Bike Trail. However, product recalls occur in the bicycle industry when parts fail to function for their intended purpose. Defective bike parts can cause serious injuries to cyclists.
If you have been injured in a crash caused by a recalled bicycle part, contact a Long Beach bicycle accident attorney at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV. We can tell you if you are entitled to file a claim for compensation with the bike manufacturer or another party. Founding attorney Joseph Low is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was named among California’s Top 10 Personal Injury Verdicts in 2019. He is dedicated to helping injured bicyclists recover compensation for injuries caused by defective parts and other forms of negligence.
Call (562) 901-0840 today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.
Defective bicycles that fail to function as intended and are consequently recalled can cause serious injuries. They may include:
- Bicycle forks
- Wheel mechanisms
Recalled bike parts can cause a wide range of injuries to riders, including:
- Bone fractures
- Joint displacements
- Head trauma and brain injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Genitourinary injuries
- Road rash
Bike parts can be recalled for defects that make them unsafe for consumers to use. Under product liability laws, consumer products, including bike parts, can be defective in any of three different ways:
- Design defects: An inherent flaw exists in the design of the product that makes it unsafe for use by consumers, even when manufactured properly.
- Manufacturing defects: The design of the product is not flawed, but it was manufactured incorrectly, making it unsafe for use.
- Marketing defects: Manufacturers are required to provide adequate instructions and warning labels to protect consumers from hazards associated with the use of the product. Failure to do so is a labeling or marketing defect.
Product liability is based on the principle that consumers have a right to safe and effective products. If a defective, recalled bike part has caused you to crash and sustain injuries, you may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer or any party in the chain of distribution. Damages you may be entitled to claim will depend on the nature and severity of your injuries. Common damages include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages or earnings
- Loss of future earning potential
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
An experienced Long Beach bike recall injuries attorney can accurately calculate the full extent of your losses – past, present, and future.
At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, we understand the dedication of Long Beach riders. Trial lawyer Joseph Low has participated in Ride 2 Recovery multiple times, riding hundreds of miles with disabled veterans. He appreciates the challenges of a cyclist and provides his clients with unparalleled insight and loyalty.
If a recalled bicycle part caused your accident and injuries, Joseph Low has the experience and tenacity to effectively pursue the compensation you deserve in or out of the courtroom.
Call us today at (562) 901-0840 to learn more. Let’s see how we can help.