As a Fort Worth area personal injury attorney, I know that cyclists need to take every precaution to stay safe on the roads. This means learning your rights and responsibilities as a road user, but also making sure you use all available safety devices such as a helmet or lights. You should also make sure that your bike is regularly maintained and sign up for recall notices from the manufacturer just in case a problem is identified with your make and model in the future.
Trek Bicycle Corporation has announced a recall of 27,000 units of their Trek 2012 FX and District bicycle models due to a problem with the bike's seat saddle. A bolt holding the saddle clamp in place has been identified as inferior and several cyclists have already reported incidents of the bold breaking, causing a fall hazard which could result in a serious crash if cycling in traffic. The most serious accident so far reported resulted in the rider suffering a broken tooth and lip injuries, but there is a potential for far more serious injuries to occur.
Owners of the Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX; District, and 9th District bicycle models: WSD, Livestrong and Disc models are asked to stop using these recalled bicycles immediately and to contact an authorized Trek bicycle dealer to arrange for a free replacement bolt to be installed.
If you or a loved one has suffered a preventable injury due to a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation in the state of Texas. For more information on your personal case, please contact the Dallas-Fort Worth bicycle accident and injury lawyers at the Anderson Law Firm. Call toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.