Defective Bicycle Lawyer

October 29, 2014 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
While bicycling can be an extremely healthy and economical way to get around town, it also poses a significant risk of bodily injury to cyclists. A significant number of bicycle injuries each year are caused by defective bicycle or bicycle equipment. Bicycle accidents have the potential to leave victims with extremely serious injuries, some of which could result in long-term disability or other medical complications. Fortunately for victims, Florida tort law allows people injured by defective consumer products to recover for their losses by filing a products liability claim. These legal actions are often very complicated and highly contested, so it is important for victims to consult with an experienced Clearwater products liability attorney before deciding whether to pursue a claim.

Scott, Trek recall nearly 130,000 bicycles

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that bicycle manufacturers Scott and Trek are recalling bicycles built between 2011 and 2013 that are fitted with SR Suntour front forks. The risk associated with the product is that the front fork can break, potentially resulting in serious accidents. Consumers are advised to stop using the affected bicycles immediately, and to take them to an authorized dealer for free repairs or replacements, depending upon the model. The full details of the recall can be viewed at the CPSC's website, available here. Defective bicycles or bicycle equipment are capable of causing serious injuries. Some of the more common include:
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Concussions
  • Sprains
When victims of bicycle accidents suffer serious injuries, they can incur significant medical bills and be unable to work for an extended period of time. As a result, obtaining financial compensation is essential for many victims in order to ensure their financial security.

Contact a Clearwater products liability law firm today to schedule a free consultation

People who are injured in bicycle accidents caused by defective bicycle manufacture or design may be entitled to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (727) 451-6900 or email us through our online contact form available here.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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