Dangerous Toys: Pocket Bikes
Product Liability Attorney
Pocket bikes are being marketed to children, teenagers, and adults throughout the country. These mini-motorcycles look exactly like full-scale motorbikes, but are only two feet tall and forty pounds in weight. However, the danger comes from the fact that they are fast. With 40cc engines, they can race up to 50mph. Due to the hazards that these dangerous "toys" have created, they are now restricted in some states. For example, while they may be allowed on private property, they are not allowed on public streets or sidewalks. This is also due to the fact that they do not come equipped with required road safety equipment (lights, turn signals, mirrors) and they are not registered at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Other states have age restrictions for who can legally operate these bikes. Due to the varying law regarding these
consumer products, you may want to speak with an attorney from your local area. If an accident or injury occurs from one of these bikes, it is best to be informed.
Types of Injures
From all over the country, thousands of reports of injuries and deaths have been flooding in. Due to their small size, it has been shown that other drivers have had difficulty in seeing them. When struck by a motor vehicle, pocket bike riders have little or no protection against injury. In other cases, bike riders have collided with pedestrians, causing serious injuries.
How could a product liability lawyer help you?
If you were injured while riding a pocket bike or injured by another rider, it is highly recommended that you speak with a product liability attorney from our team. We understand that an accident can wreak emotional trauma, physical injury, and financial burdens on the victim and their family. At Arnold & Itkin, LLP, we are committed to securing the maximum compensation for your injuries. You should not have to pay for someone else's negligence or recklessness.
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