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Maryland Man Files Lawsuit Against Rad Power Bikes After Front Wheel Disengaged


A Maryland man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Rad Power Bikes on behalf of himself and other consumers for product liability and design defects. According to the lawsuit, the RadRunner e-bike has a “faulty fork and quick-release skewer design that combined with the weight of the bike can allow the wheel to disengage.” According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff purchased a RadRunner e-bike in March of 2021 from Rad Power Bike’s website. On May 31, 2022, the plaintiff was riding his e-bike to the grocery store when he braked to avoid a car. The plaintiff was thrown over the handlebars of the e-bike and “saw the front wheel flying through the air.”

As a result of the accident, the plaintiff landed on his back and suffered five broken ribs and a broken collarbone. He spent the next two nights in the trauma ward and the next six weeks in rehabilitation and physical therapy.

The plaintiff’s attorneys contend that Rad Power Bikes “put profit over the safety of its riders”. They claim the company marketed the e-bikes as a “safe, family-friendly mode of transportation.” However, they contend that the bike had a serious design defect that could potentially cause the e-bike to lose its front wheel and result in serious injury to the rider.

The class-action lawsuit seeks a jury trial and “repair, replacement, and/or refund; extended warranty; injunctive relief resolving – and appropriate curative notice regarding – the existence and cause of the defective e-bikes; reimbursement of all expenses associated with the repair or replacement of the e-bikes and damage caused by the Rad e-bikes; and reimbursement for attorneys fees and expenses.”

Product liability lawsuits 

The plaintiff has filed a class-action lawsuit based on breach of warranty but is also entitled to recover personal injury damages related to his accident. Product liability lawsuits are filed under one of three theories of liability. A plaintiff can allege that the design of the product is defective, which is precisely what the plaintiff is doing in this case. A plaintiff can also allege that a manufacturing defect led to personal injuries, or that a company failed to warn its consumers about a well-established danger with the product.

In this case, the plaintiff is alleging that the e-bike was designed defectively and has a dangerous product defect that can lead to substantial injury. According to his attorneys, the plaintiff isn’t the only person to experience a problem with the e-bikes. The lawsuit also cites complaints on the internet and discussion websites like Reddit concerning “similar horror stories of Rad e-bike wheels flying off and causing crashes.”

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Halpern, Santos & Pinkert represent the interests of Florida residents who have been injured due to dangerous or defective products. Call our Florida personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation, and we can begin discussing how we can recover damages related to your medical expenses, lost wages, and reduced quality of life.



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