Trek Bike Recall Injury Lawyers
Last April, the bicycle manufacturing company Trek, in association with the plaintiff’s bar, determined that the front brakes on certain Trek bike models were potentially defective. A massive market recall of these Trek bicycles commenced, including many sold in San Antonio. The front brake defect allegedly caused some bike riders to be at increased risk of a crash or other harmful fall.
The Trek bike recall injury lawyers at Carabin & Shaw of San Antonio are well aware of multiple cases in which a rider was seriously injured due to defective brake assemblies on these bicycles. Our attorneys have been conducting detailed investigations nationwide and across Texas in order to make sure that riders who suffer injury or harm from these recalled Trek-made bikes obtain the recompense for damages that they legally deserve.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving one of these Trek bicycle models in or around San Antonio, you have options, and you deserve to know them. Call the Trek bike recall injury lawyers at Carabin & Shaw. Our attorneys will fight at all costs to help you receive due compensation to which you are entitled for all injuries, inconveniences, financial stress, and all other repercussions caused by the incident.
Unfortunately, multiple injury cases linked to recalled Trek bicycles have emerged since the release of these bikes onto the market. A federal agency called the “Consumer Product Safety Commission”, or CPSC, issued the recall towards the end of April 2015. Since that date, it has been confirmed that about 1 million bikes came off the factory line with the defective front disc brake systems in question included.
The recall covers all models made by Trek from the years 2000 to 2015 which were made with a lever, installed to provide quick release and facilitate to correctly operate the front brake system, near the bike’s front wheel hub. The CPSC determined that this lever, originally intended for quick release, possessed the potential to release by itself, unintentionally, and initiate a sudden stoppage of the front wheel that can send the rider to the pavement in a matter of seconds, not to mention cause damage to nearby pedestrians, or otherwise disrupt the flow of traffic in a debilitating way to the bike rider and his or her surroundings.
As of now, at least three injuries have occurred and been subsequently blamed on this sort of faulty bike disc on a Trek bike in which in the brakes were found to be locking up. One of the riders actually fell off of the bicycle after it came to such a sudden stop, who endured extensive facial injuries. In another incident, the rider was thrown off of the bike and suffered a broken wrist. Even more tragic, the third rider was rendered quadriplegic - paralyzed in all four limbs - by a spinal cord injury sustained after they were tossed from a faulty Trek bike. Thankfully, Carabin & Shaw San Antonio lawyers understand these cases, and how to ensure our own clients receive necessary recompense from instances involving Trek bicycle model malfunctions.
The recalled Trek bikes in question were on the market throughout the United States and Canada from September 1999 through April 2015, and cost anywhere from $480 all the way to more than $1,500. Spending this sort of money on a new bicycle implies you are purchasing a certain amount of structural safety when you buy the bike. Unfortunately, this has not proven to be the case.
If you do own a Trek bicycle and are unsure whether your bike is included in the recall, you should visit the Trek web page dedicated to the recall for more information about the possibility of your bike’s recall availability, or consult with one of our attorneys. Trek has also recommended the following test for all bicyclists: if you open the quick release lever for your front disc brakes all the way, to a full 180 degree angle, and the lever remains in contact with the disc brakes, the bike is not safe to ride and most likely part of the recall.
If you fall victim to a faulty Trek bicycle, built hastily or negligently and thus due for a potentially life-saving recall, and you live in the San Antonio area, you deserve compensation. The Trek bike recall injury lawyers at Carabin & Shaw want to see you obtain this compensation. Call our attorneys today, toll free, day or night, for further details regarding Trek bicycle injuries and recall information. You should not have to deal with the repercussions of an injury such as this alone. A San Antonio Trek bike recall lawyer with Carabin & Shaw is waiting to schedule your free consultation today at 210.222.2288.