Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Pennsylvania

Q: is this case at all solvable?

While I was riding the thread on the right upper part got loose and part of the fork shot out. The pressurized part hit firstly my face (my cheekbone was broken) and then it hit my right eye so badly that it damaged my eye completely (eye nerve was damaged, eye was broken onto 3 parts, lower eyelid completely damaged & upper eyelid is sewn).

I was told by the doctors that I lost my right eye and I will need an eye prosthesis. They told me that I had a luck that day because if the part would hit my eye straightly I wouldn´t survive most probably.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your injuries from this terrible accident. From the description, it sounds like a mechanical (thread) failure on the front end (fork) of a two-wheeled vehicle. The best way to answer your question is to reach out to attorneys to try to set up a free initial consult. If you were able to demonstrate that you were injured due to a defect in the vehicle's manufacture, design, or a failure to warn about its dangers, the matter would involve product liability law, among other possible legal theories. An attorney could advise more definitively after speaking with you - that would be the best way to answer your question. Try to preserve and protect the parts in an organized matter. Good luck

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