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Defective Bicycle Helmets

Bicyclists ride with the assumption that their helmets will help protect them from head trauma if they are ever in an accident. People spend large amounts of money on specialized helmets to protect themselves and their loved ones. Unfortunately, sometimes these pieces of protective gear do not do their jobs properly. A defective helmet can even pose additional risks that might not have existed if no helmet were present at all.

If someone is involved in a bicycle accident and suffers a head injury, it makes sense that they might accept their condition as a natural result of the wreck. Its hard to imagine that a helmet might have actually made their injuries worse. However, if the helmet was defective, this might well be the case. The Waukesha personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® can help determine if the manufacturer may be liable for damages caused by a defective helmet. To learn more, contact us today at (800) 242-2874.

Reasons for Helmet Recalls

Bicycle helmets can be considered defective and recalled for a number of reasons. Many of these reasons have to do with failing to meet helmet standards established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Specific defects can include:

  • Poorly designed chin straps that come loose during an accident
  • Helmet shells that crack or do not distribute the forces of impact properly
  • Faulty helmet liners
  • Problems caused by negligent manufacturing

This is not a full list of possible defects, but it gives an idea of issues that can be caused by poor helmet design or materials.

Contact Us

If you were injured in a bicycle accident while wearing a helmet you believe might have been defective, you may be eligible to receive compensation. To learn more, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874.