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2007 WA Bicycle Accident Victim Wins Suit

Companies should stand behind the products they sell, offering them only when they are deemed safe and appropriate for consumers. Take a look at what can happen when corporations fail to follow those guidelines:

The Seattle Times reports that bicycle rider Monika Johnson, who recently passed away, won a lawsuit filed two years ago against Recreation Equipment Inc. She alleged that the company's defective bicycle part caused an accident that left her with permanent injuries.

The 2007 accident occurred when the carbon fiber fork in the bicycle that Johnson was riding suddenly broke on Fifth Avenue in Seattle, Washington (WA). The victim was thrown, face down, onto the sidewalk and suffered a head injury, broken jaw, loss of four teeth, as well as cuts and abrasions. She was unable to return to her full time job due to the injuries. 

Monika Johnson died near Snoqualmie Pass in a fall the week of February 1st, 2011. The lawsuit is expected to go forward through her estate, as per her attorney.

Many different parties can be held liable in a lawsuit regarding a defective product.
For instance, the manufacturer can be held responsible because they made the part. Retailers and distributors can also be named in a claim because they helped get the defective product into the hands of the public.elated

If you think you may have a defective product case, contact our firm to discuss the details. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to handle your claim, we will do our best to look into it as closely as possible.


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