Brain Damage Not Bike Helmet Co.'s Fault, Jury Says

By Daniel Siegal (October 1, 2018, 10:03 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal jury on Friday said that bicycle helmet maker Bell Sports is not liable for brain damage a woman suffered after falling from her bike while wearing a Bell-made helmet.

After deliberating less than a day following a five-day trial, the Atlanta jury returned a verdict entirely in favor of Bell Sports, rejecting the claims of Kirsten and Rodney Walker, who had alleged that insufficient warnings and use instructions on Bell's Giro Skyla helmet were why Kirsten Walker suffered a fractured skull and other injuries while participating in a triathlon in 2012.

The jury found that the Walkers had...

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