Bicycle peddle leading to injury and broken phone.
So a few hours ago I went for a bike ride with my roommate around the city. On our way back while going down a slight incline all of a sudden the whole peddle with metal attachment broke off the bike cleanly. I ended up losing my balance and sliding down on the pavement 10 meters or so. I scraped the left side of my lower leg in 4 places, my ass, and my upper leg, thumb has a deep wound, and I have some lower back pain right now. I was able to walk home being a little numb.
It should be said that I didn't pound down on the peddle either when this happened as I was going down-hill, but it must have been building up since it came clean off. I'll try to post pictures if I can.
Now whats really bugging me is that my Samsung Vibrant's screen didn't work after the accident (not my priority) as I wanted to call a friend to pick me up (it was a long walk home and I had blood all over my shirt and shorts.
With all of this I'm wondering if I should be talking to Raleigh or the department store where it was bought to get some sort of compensation? Or should I not bother because the bike is cheap and it is my fault for not expecting the bike to fall apart and cause me to have multiple wounds and my phone to break. Any suggestion guys?
The bike is a Raleigh Triumph about 7-8 months old and I think it was bought at Walmart or Canadian Tire.
Pics of peddle and bike: