A large number of serious bike accidents are collisions between drivers and cyclists. However, that is not the only way that cyclists can find themselves seriously injured. Faulty bikes, or faulty bike parts, cause far too many accidents. At Utah Bicycle Lawyers, we represent injured cyclists and see how these types of accidents can be just as damaging as collisions. If you are injured in a bike accident due to ineffective equipment, you may be eligible for compensation in an injury case. This post explains what product liability is, and how it can affect bike accident cases.
Faulty Bikes, Product Liability, and Your Case
Product liability refers to situations where companies sell defective or faulty products to consumers, which end up causing harm. In cycling, this can mean faulty bikes, ineffective helmets, or any number of other faulty pieces of equipment. This can be include any part of the bike like the frame or the new brake pads that you bought recently. Utah law provides some requirements that must be met to win an accident case involving faulty bikes or other forms of product liability.
- The product’s defect must make it “unreasonably dangerous” to use
- That defect must have been present when you bought the product
- The dangerous defect directly contributed to your injuries
It sounds simple enough, but proving product liability in an injury case can be very difficult. We founded Utah Bicycle Lawyers to help injured cyclists overcome the obstacles of the legal process. We can help you prove product liability and win your accident case.
What to Do After a Bike Accident
The first thing that you should do after a bike accident is seek medical attention. Most importantly, this will get you the help you need to recover and make sure that there is no major damage going unnoticed. It is also important because it will provide essential medical evidence of your accident and injuries during a case. If you do not seek medical help, the at-fault party can argue that your accident was not severe.
Keep the bike or equipment that you think may be faulty, and don’t alter it in any way. This will be important evidence in your case.
Utah Bicycle Accident Lawyers
If you are injured in any type of bike accident due to someone else’s carelessness, faulty bikes or not, we can help you. As Utah’s Bicycle Lawyers, we know the ins and outs of bike accident law and can win your case. If you think you may have a bike accident case, contact us today for a free initial consultation! If you choose to work with us, you will not pay us any fees unless we win your case.
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