Bicycle Accident Settles For Large Sum
Author: Attorney Daniel Villalobos
Client Purchases A Bicycle That Is Defective
Our client, a middle aged man purchased a brand new bicycle at Target in Hollywood, Florida. As he rode the bicycle for the first time down the Hollywood Broadwalk, the front tire suddenly and without warning popped and lost all its air. The explosion of the front tire caused our client to flip over the handle bars of the bicycle and fracture his right forearm.
Client Rushed To Hospital
The fracture was a severe one. The bone severely fractured which caused the bone to break the skin and become exposed. Our client was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. The surgery required metal rods to be inserted permanently into his forearm. Not know what to do after the surgery, he called the Hollywood Bicycle Accident Attorneys Dell & Schaefer. Our firm quickly took the case and began the process of zealously representing our client’s interests.
Dell & Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement
After the surgery, our firm hired a bicycle tire expert to examine the tire to see what was wrong. His investigation and examination revealed a product defect. The tire manufacturer accidentally left a small piece of metal inside the inner lining of the front tire tube which inadvertently punctured the air tube. The slight puncture of the air tube in conjunction with our client’s weight and pressure as he was using the bike caused the tire to pop suddenly which was the actual cause of our client’s fall.
Our firm filed a bodily injury demand with the insurance company for the tire manufacturer and alleged they were 100% responsible for our client’s injuries based on the expert witness reports. The insurance company originally denied the claim. Our firm them filed a lawsuit against the tire manufacturer. Our firm sought monetary damages for bodily injury, pain and suffering, aggravation of a preexisting condition, loss of consortium, disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages.
After a lengthy discovery process, the case settled for a large sum at mediation. Due to a confidentiality clause our firm cannot disclose the amount of the settlement, but we can inform you that our client was extremely satisfied with the result.
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