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Most people when they hear the words “cycling accident” automatically think of a collision with a car. It’s true that a significant portion of serious bicycle accident injuries are the result of bike run-ins with motor vehicles. However, most bicycling accidents overall are solo crashes.bicycle9

In some cases, bicycle accidents – whether solo or involving motor vehicles – are the result of a defective bicycle. Often, these defects are some type of mechanical failure of one of the bike’s components.

Anytime a product is defective and that defect causes an injury or loss, all those engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing and supplying that product to the public for use can be held liable for that injury. That means an injured person can pursue action against the designer of the bike, the company that assembled it, the wholesaler, the distributor and the retailer.  Continue reading

Following an out-of-court settlement for nearly $7 million last year after a serious bicycle accident, the City of Mercer Island has reached a $7.25 million injury settlement after another bicycle accident.bicyclists3

Plaintiffs in this case were a woman who was rendered quadriplegic in a bike accident and her family. She reportedly lived on the island, located in Washington State, at the time of the accident in April 2013.

According to her complaint, as detailed by the Mercer Island Reporter, plaintiff was riding her bicycle along the road when she swerved to avoid a passing car. She then hit a bump that was unmarked and unseen, causing her to flip over top of her handlebars. As a result, her neck was slammed up against a sizable mailbox post situated on the side of the road. Continue reading

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