This cycling case involves a bicycle accident that occurred due to an alleged defect in the bike’s braking system. On the day of the incident in question, the Plaintiff purchased a new bike from a major retail outlet. When the bike was first purchased, the Plaintiff verified that its brakes were in working order. Later that same day, the Plaintiff took the bike out to a local park for a ride. While traveling along one of the bike trails in the park at speed, the Plaintiff came upon a tree limb that had fallen in the middle of the path. The Plaintiff attempted to brake, however the brake mechanism did not respond, and the Plaintiff struck the branch and crashed. As a result of the accident, the Plaintiff suffered a number of broken bones, as well as a severe concussion.