Trek Bicycle Corporation v. Miguelez, ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly d669 (Fla. 3d DCA March 18, 2015)
The appellate court in a product liability case reversed judgment for the plaintiff, based upon a jury verdict, because of the plaintiff’s failure to establish causation. The plaintiff alleged that he would not have purchased the accident bicycle if he had been warned that damaged carbon fiber could fail suddenly, but the accident occurred because road debris became trapped in the rotating spokes of the front wheel, a phenomenon that could occur regardless of the material from which the bicycle was made. As a result, the plaintiff did not establish that the defendant’s failure to warn was the cause of his injuries.
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