Motor vehicles are inarguably more complex machines than bicycles. Car recalls and defective truck accidents are not uncommon. However, defective bicycles can also cause Atlanta bike accidents that result in serious injuries.

Below, our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers will answer some commonly asked questions about defective bike crashes.

How Can a Bike Be Defective? Like cars and other products, a bicycle may be defective because of a design flaw, a manufacturing mistake, or an error made in the maintenance or repair of the bike. Any part of the bike may be defective and result in an accident and injuries. For example, the defect may be with the brakes, handlebars, tires, pedals, frame, chain or suspension forks.

Who Gets Hurt When a Defective Bicycle Causes a Crash?
Generally, a defective bike is not going to cause a car or truck accident unless a motor vehicle has to swerve to avoid an out of control biker. However, a defective bicycle may easily cause injury to the bike rider, any passengers (such as children) riding on the bike, other bike riders or pedestrians.

What Should I Do After an Atlanta Bicycle Accident? If you have been hurt, or a loved one has been killed, in a bicycle accident, then it is important to contact experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys. An experienced Atlanta accident lawyer can investigate the cause of your crash and help you take the necessary steps to protect your rights and pursue your fair and just legal recovery.

We hope that the information provided above helps answer your questions. If you have been hurt, or a loved one has been killed, in an Atlanta bike wreck, then we encourage you to contact one of our Atlanta accident attorneys today at 1.770.518.1133 for more information about your rights and potential recovery.