Now that summer is here, many New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents will be riding bikes, at home and at the Jersey shore. Unfortunately, many will be injured in bike accidents which occur due to no fault of their own.
Bikes and component parts such as chains, brakes or bolts may fail due to various defects. Helmets may be defective and child bike seats or hitches may also fail. At high speeds, the injuries can be disastrous.
Here are some recent bicycle product recalls:
- 91,000 Bridgeway bicycles for chain failure,
- 10,500 Fuji bicycles for frame failure,
- 4,100 Public Bikes bicycles for pedal failure,
- 44,000 Chariot bicycle trailers for hitch failure,
- 70,000 Chariot bicycle trailer conversion kits for hitch failure, and
- 40,000 Topeak bicycle carrier seats for fingertip amputation hazard.
For more information about these recalls, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission bicycle recall page.
In serious bicycle accident cases in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, the law allows the injured person to recover against the bike manufacturer, distributor and/or retailer. The injured person can recover for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.
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If you’d like to have your case reviewed by our New Jersey products liability lawyers, call 215.925.4451. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation.
The products liability lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area:
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- PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
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Published: June 12, 2012