Defective Bicycle Frame Cause of Fatal Crash

A Massachusetts cyclist died in a crash believed to be caused by a defect in the bicycle. Police believe the fork-the portion of the frame that holds the front wheel- separated from the bicycle, causing the crash and killing the father of three.

The fork on the bicycle was the subject of a recall in 2008 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The manufacturers stated the forks were found to crack and break under certain conditions.

As consumers, we expect our products to be safe and free from dangerous defects. Unfortunately, each year thousands of people are seriously injured by defective products. Tragically, some of the most dangerous defective products are baby products and children’s toys. Products liability is an area of law that holds product designers, manufacturers, distributors and sellers responsible for unreasonably dangerous products under certain circumstances.

Proving a products liability claim requires both skill and experience. Manufacturers spend millions of dollars each year defending products liability suits and often refuse to settle. A knowledgeable attorney can assist you in protecting your legal rights and developing strategies for recovery. Our attorneys are committed to obtaining fair and just compensation for our clients, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Broussard & David represents clients injured by defective products. If you or a loved one were seriously injured by a product, you should contact an attorney to learn about your legal rights. For questions call Broussard & David at (888) 337-2323 (toll free) or (337) 233-2323 (local).

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