On September 29. 2022, Rockgeist Bikepack issued a recall for their BarJam Brackets, which are designed to hold camping gear while riding. According to the recall, number 22-780, the bracket arms, which are attached to bicycle handlebars, can crack/break during use, causing the harness and gear to fall while the bicycle is in motion. This poses a crash and injury risk.
The brackets are black and have “rockgeist” in white letters. All of the brackets are included in the recall.
The recall affects approximately 420 units of the product.
The defective brackets were sold online at www.rockgeist.com for prices ranging from $135 to $205 from September 2021 to August 2022.
So far, the company has received at least 3 reports of the brackets breaking/cracking during use. Allegedly, no injuries have been reported.
The company is urging all affected consumers to stop using the recalled brackets, discard them, and contact them for free redesigned replacement brackets. Although this might seem like a good option for affected consumers, consumers who sustained injuries run the risk of losing their right to sue if they follow through with the company’s recommendations.
If you were injured due to the defective BarJam brackets recalled by Rockgeist, you could have the right to file a lawsuit. You could also be eligible to recover compensation. For more information about your legal options, do not hesitate to contact the experts here at our law firm immediately. Our lawyers are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to understand your rights and take action against the company. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers can help you!
As explained above, the defective product can break or crack during use, causing it (and any gear it’s carrying) to fall. This represents a crash and fall risk to bicyclists. Any bicyclist that is riding when this happens can potentially crash, fall, and suffer injuries.
Some examples of possible injuries include the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Road burn
- Scrapes and bruises
I was Injured by the Recalled BarJam Brackets – Important Steps to Take
You might have questions about what to do if you were injured because of the defective product. Based on the details surrounding the incident and the harm that you suffered, you could have the right to sue under product liability. You could also be eligible to recover compensation. Some of the categories of compensation that you could potentially recover could include medical costs, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and legal costs, for example. However, to be able to recover these damages, you must first file a lawsuit – and win.
Some of the most important steps to take to prepare to file a lawsuit are listed below:
Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
- Photograph all your injuries
- Photograph the defective product and the scene of the accident
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Report the incident to the product manufacturer
- Keep the defective product in a safe place and do not tamper with it in any way
- Do not return the defective product, agree to a refund, agree to a free repair, or agree to a replacement
- Gather any video footage that might have captured the incident
- Gather all medical records
- Gather all records of lost income
- Seek legal assistance with an experienced recall lawyer as soon as possible
With defective products, mass torts and class action claims are relatively common – as multiple consumers are similarly harmed. Is there a class action lawsuit already? The recall is relatively recent, and only very few incidents have been reported; however, with time, a class action lawsuit is likely to be brought forth, given that victims come forward. How can I join a class action lawsuit on this case? How can I be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? You will simply need to find a recall lawyer experienced in class action lawsuits. Here at our law firm, our recall class action lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way.
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Are you looking for representation after being injured in an incident caused by a defective Rockgeist BarJam bracket? As explained above, you could have the right to sue and recover compensation. How much can I recover? What is the average value of cases similar to mine? These are common questions that we, unfortunately, cannot answer without an in-depth discussion regarding your case. Depending on the harm that you suffered, you could potentially recover anything from $150,000 to $1 million. How long does the settlement process take? Here at our law firm, we are committed to settling these cases in 6 to 8 months. Although certain factors can delay the settlement process, most cases can be settled in under 2 years.
If you are ready to speak with our experienced recall lawyers, contact us today. We offer free case evaluations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns to ensure that you have the information and guidance that you need to move forward with your case. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that you will not have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, because of our contingency structure, our clients will not be required to pay legal costs unless they win. For more information about how our team can help you with your recall case, contact us today.