Defective Bicycle Parts Can Cause or Exacerbate Accident Injuries

Bicycle accidents are especially dangerous in nature due to the particular hazards riders face. Add in faulty or low-quality parts and the potential for serious injuries substantially increases. Fortunately for victims in Walnut Creek, CA, Scott Sumner is uniquely qualified to serve as your attorney. His decades of experience handling bicycle accidents and product liability claims, as well as a passion for cycling, provide him with a deep understanding of what his clients need and deserve.  If you believe your injuries can be contributed to defective bicycle parts, contact us as soon as possible so we can begin building your case. You can reach the firm using our online form or by calling (925) 278-6170.

Woman after bicycle crash holding knee in pain

Defective brakes, pedals, and other parts often contribute to bicycle accidents.

Understanding Defective Products & accident Injuries

Defective products which may contribute to an accident or exacerbate injuries include:

  • Handlebars
  • Pedals
  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Helmets

There are several occurrences which may lead to faulty parts including: 

Manufacturing Defects

This type of product is flawed due to an error that occurred during its fabrication.

Design Defects

This includes products that are inherently dangerous in design.

Failure to Properly Label or Market the Product

This includes any product that is dangerous in a manner that is not obvious to the user. It typically requires special precautions to be taken for safe use and sufficient warnings or instructions.

Each of these instances puts the user at risk for injury and can directly or indirectly contribute to the severity of an accident. However, in many cases, the cause of a bicycle accident cannot be solely attributed to one factor. An experienced bicycle accident lawyer can help you obtain crucial evidence that proves negligence. 

Mr. Sumner personally understands the consequences of being injured while riding. He channels this experience into compassion and vigorous representation for each and every client.

Holding the Negligent Party Responsible

Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to hold a retailer or manufacturer responsible for your injuries. However, to counter this accusation, parties will often try to prove that the victim did not properly maintain the bicycle's parts. In order to have the best chance of success against a large company, you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer. Mr. Sumner has over 25 years of experience and has helped many clients prevail in product liability and personal injury claims by utilizing his resources and knowledge to plan an effective strategy.

Mr. Sumner firmly believes that you deserve compensation for the injuries you have sustained as a result of a defective product. By gathering medical records, contacting witnesses, and evaluating the physical evidence, he can build a strong case in order to prove negligence. He will pursue justice for you and your family through negotiations or court, as needed, to ensure the best possible outcome. 

Representing Clients with Compassion

Mr. Sumner personally understands the consequences of being injured while riding and channels this experience into compassion and vigorous representation for each and every client. Contact us online or by phone at (925) 278-6170 today to schedule a consultation.