Bicycle accidents are an everyday occurrence in New York. While a majority of these crashes result from collisions between cyclists and motor vehicles, malfunctioning parts on a bicycle can also lead to an accident.
The New York bicycle accident lawyers at William Mattar Law Offices explain the risks faulty bike parts pose were highlighted by the recent announcement of a massive bicycle recall. So far, 1.3 million bicycles manufactured by 13 different companies are affected.
The recall involves bicycles made by companies like Diamondback, Cannondale, and Giant that are equipped with front disc brakes and quick release levers. Experts say the lever on the quick release system can come into contact with the disc brake, causing the wheel to lock up or separate from the frame of the bicycle.
Officials say they have received reports of at least three crashes related to the defect, with one of those accidents resulting in a serious injury.
You can find out if your bicycle is affected by the recall and what steps you should take by visiting the quick release recall website.
Protecting the rights of New York cyclists is one of the top priorities at William Mattar Law Offices. We encourage you to check if your bicycle is affected by this particular recall. If you’d like to learn more about what you can do to prevent a crash while cycling, take a look at these bicycle safety tips.
At William Mattar, we offer a free case evaluation if you or someone you know was injured in a car accident. For your free case evaluation, contact one of our Buffalo car accident lawyers.