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Marshall, TX: A manufacturer of bicycles is facing a lawsuit after a cyclist claims the handle bars on his bike collapsed, causing him to crash and suffer a severe brain injury, the Southeast Texas Record reports.

Bike Manufacturer Faces Lawsuit over Cyclist's Brain InjuryThe lawsuit against Trek Bicycle Corp. was filed on behalf of Matthew Jacoby, who was riding his 2002 Trek 2000 road bike in September 2010, when the bicycle's steering fork allegedly fractured, which caused the handle bars to collapse.

According to the suit, Jacoby sustained an intracranial hemorrhage and a closed-head brain injury as he was allegedly thrown head-first into the pavement as a result of the handle bar collapse. The suit contends Jacoby has been in a coma since the accident occurred and claims medical officials have said he will not recover.

In the lawsuit, Jacoby's family is seeking damages for mental and physical pain, medical expenses, a loss of earning capacity and lost wages.

According to its Web site, Trek Bicycle Corp. was founded in 1976 and manufactures a variety of bikes.  

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joseph green
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I was in an accident on June 17th 2011 on a trek bycycle that resulted in a broken jaw in 6 different places,both my tmj joints broken one beyond repair, a broken nose, busted upper teeth, busted chin, and finally a radial break of my right arm all due to the most recent recall problem that trek said they have. I have undergone 8 surgeries so far and I have lost the ability to eat the food that I once loved now I can barely eat anything solid only soft foods because everything hurts and I always feel pain when I lift items with my arm because I still have a plate and six screws in my bone from the surgery that was ment to fix it in the first place. My life is pain I like so many others want my voice to be heard by this corporation for their faulty product for ruining a good part of my life and so many others can someone help please.

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