Bicycle accidents are a leading cause of brain injuries and facial injuries amongst children and adults. A bicycle helmet is designed to prevent severe brain injuries amongst riders. However even with the proper use of bicycle helmets accident victims may still suffer from traumatic brain injuries and facial injuries. More so defective helmets often increase the risk of brain and facial injuries amongst riders. If you have been injures in a bicycle accident as a result of a defective helmet design or improper manufacturing of the helmet contact the Product Liability Personal Injury Attorneys at Downtown LA Law Group. We offer all prospective clients a free case evaluation by an experience and knowledgeable product liability – personal injury lawyer.
Common Brain injuries from bicycle accidents include
Helmet manufacturers are often burdened by a need to make their products look marketable. In the ever increasing design conscious consumer base manufacturers push the limits of product design safety. design elements that have dramatically increased over the past decade include (1) increasingly thinner helmets and (2) helmets with holes for an aerodynamic look. However such design have been shown to decrease helmet safety and increase the probability of catastrophic head injuries including traumatic brain damage. In many other instances helmet manufacturers use less expensive material with less absorption capabilities than the more expensive variety.
Impact Attenuation: One way to determine the efficacy of a helmet design is via its “impact attenuation” . If the material of a helmet fails to absorb the force of an impact then a traumatic head injury may result.
Chinstrap Failure on Bicycle helmets: In many instances the helmet chin strap fail and the helmet flies of the head of the rider during an accident. If chin straps are proved to be defective in design of manufacturing then a product liability claim can be established.
What should I do after a Bicycle Accident if I believe my helmet was defective?
California Injured Personal Attorneys representing Victims of Bicycle Accidents and Helmet Defects
It is important for your attorney understands the extent of your injuries employs the proper experts to determine whether a helmet design of manufacturing defect was a contributing cause of your injuries.
Downtown LA Law Group: We are a full service plaintiff’s law firm. We are compassionate litigators fighting for the rights of our clients. Our helmet defect attorneys can help with your case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation or a second opinion.
Remember: It is crucial to act quickly before any limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim. Call us for a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys regarding your claim: (855) 385-2529