What Happens If a Bicycle Accident is Caused By a Recalled Part?

Unlike automobiles, bicycles use significantly less parts to function. This cuts down on the likelihood that a part will be faulty, but a single faulty part in a bicycle can cause the same danger as a faulty part in a car. This is why bike owners need to take the same care when a part is recalled. Every single part is designed to function together, and if one malfunctions, it can cause a devastating bicycle accident.

Recalled Parts

If a part on your bicycle has been recalled, the manufacturer has the duty to inform the owner, who then has a duty to replace that part. However, we tend to let things go. If a part malfunctions and may have been the cause for your bicycle accident, what do you do?

The answer boils down to whether or not you were informed that a part had been recalled. If you never received a recall notice and discovered a faulty part caused your accident, you may be able to receive compensation from the manufacturer. However, if you did receive a recall notice and failed to take action, then this removes that manufacturer from liability.

Bicycle Accident

If you were involved in an accident with another driver as well, it a combination of their fault and a faulty part caused it, you may be able to pursue compensation from both or even either. In truth, if the driver was at fault, it would be easier to pursue a case against them as manufacturer typically take many steps to protect themselves and cases can take time.

If you have been injured while riding, whether it was due to a faulty part or another driver that didn’t know how to share the road,¬†contact us¬†today. The Law Office of Gary Brustin is dedicated to helping injured cyclists get the compensation that they need for devastating accidents.