When helmets fail to do their job, the results can be catastrophic. Sadly, many people have suffered serious head and brain injuries from defective helmet designs.
Free Defective Helmet Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has experienced an injury caused by a defective helmet, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
One of the most critical factors in the prevention of head injuries to bicycle & motorcycle riders is the use of a safety helmet. Defective helmets, however, whether defective in design or in their manufacture, can actually contribute to serious injury or death in the event of an accident.
There are numerous agencies and organizations that test helmets and set safety standards. Ultimate regulatory responsibility, however, rests with the Consumer Product & Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC has many enforcement mechanisms at its disposal. Among them are the ability to order a recall if helmets fail to meet current standards, as well as the power to levy substantial fines.
Despite this, defective helmets continue to make their way on to the market, and even the best regulatory efforts are no consolation to someone who has, or is, suffering injuries as the result of an accident, especially if the injuries could have been lessened or prevented with a properly functioning helmet.
In defective helmet litigation, plaintiffs generally allege that manufacturing or design defects prevented a helmet from performing as advertised or in conformance with national standards established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International). Unfortunately, mandating the use of helmets is often not enough to protect riders. When helmets are designed incorrectly or manufactured improperly, they become dangerous to riders.
Defective Helmet Injuries
Even in the most experienced riders, defective helmet injuries are responsible for causing:
- brain injuries
- spinal cord injuries
- wrongful death
For injury victims and their families, it may be possible to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or distributor of the helmet.
Do I have a Defective Helmet Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in defective helmet lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.