Late last month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued warnings related to a pair of Chinese-made bicycle helmets due to the risk of head injuries:
The CPSC announced that both types of helmets fail to meet federal safety standards and would not protect riders in the event of an accident. The agency warned consumers to stop using them immediately.
The helmets’ Chinese manufacturers have refused to recall the products or provide a remedy to U.S. consumers. Both helmets are available only on Amazon.com, with prices ranging from $17 to $35 each.
Wearing a helmet while bicycling dramatically reduces the risk of serious injury should a crash occur. According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, a rider is up to 88% less likely to suffer a head or brain injury if a helmet meeting federal safety standards is in use.
Unfortunately, a study by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that only a third of American bicyclists wear a helmet every time they ride.
If you or a loved one has suffered a bicycling injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Roach Law Firm today. Our bicycle accident lawyers have won billions of dollars over the years, for clients just like you. They have participated in the following landmark cases:
- $730 Million Truck Accident Verdict
In 2021, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach won $730 million in a case arising from a Texas truck accident, the fourth-largest jury verdict in the United States and third-largest in Texas that year. The case was filed by the family of East Texas resident Toni Combest, a 73-year-old great-grandmother who was killed in a collision with an oversize-cargo truck hauling a propeller for a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine.
- $1.1 Million Walmart Slip-and-Fall Case
In 2021, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach won $1.1 million in a slip-and-fall case against retail giant Walmart. It was one of the largest verdicts in a personal injury case in Texarkana history.
- Lone Star Steel Litigation
Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach represented thousands of steel workers at the Lone Star Steel Mill when they began to suffer from breathing problems and cancer. Roach successfully prosecuted the Lone Star Steel Litigation against some of the most skilled and expensive lawyers in the country for over a decade, ultimately winning $90 million for the plaintiffs.
The Roach Law Firm will help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurers, and win the compensation you deserve.