$600,000 Recovery for Bicycle Defect Resulting in Multiple Injuries
A South Jersey woman recently received a $600,000.00 settlement following a bicycle accident in which the front fork inexplicably collapsed, causing her to be thrown forward over the handlebars and onto the pavement.
Resulting injuries included five fractured ribs, a sinus bone fracture, left orbit fracture, fractured zygoma a fractured radius, and, a cranial nerve palsy effecting the left eye.
Expert analysis of the bicycle’s front fork revealed a flaw in its manufacture, causing it to be susceptible to failure. In fact, the fork fractured at the location of the manufacturing defect.
Blume Forte partner Michael Zerres successfully prosecuted the claim on behalf of the client, helping her to achieve a $600,000.00 recovery.