A woman purchased an adult tricycle in December of 2015 from Walmart. The tricycle came partially assembled; a Walmart employee finished the assembly since Walmart offered “free in-store bike assembly,” per the lawsuit. Subsequently, the woman crashed riding her tricycle, and she suffered a traumatic brain injury. She filed suit against Walmart and Kent International, the company that manufactured the tricycle.
According to her suit, the woman was going down a hill and her brakes were not stopping the tricycle as she approached an intersection. She had to turn sharply and crashed. She went over the handlebars and collided face-first into the curb. She sustained a fractured tooth, broken nose, and traumatic brain injury. To date, the woman still suffers severe headaches and she has difficulty learning new concepts, concentrating, seeing clearly, and even speaking. Per her lawsuit, the woman has incurred more than $40,000 in medical bills and her income has dropped. The lawsuit goes on to claim that engineers that later examined the tricycle determined the brakes were not up to government standards and that the Walmart employees were not properly trained on how to assemble bikes.
When someone is injured or dies in an accident, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a defective product, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 1-800-594-4884. Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for such injuries or fatalities.