Motorcycle Accidents And Defective Products
Understanding the many causes behind a motorcycle accident can be difficult, but one factor is often easy to identify: defective products. Motorcycles, just like any other vehicle, are occasionally affected by defective manufacture or design, leading drivers into accidents that would otherwise be preventable.
Get The Right Attorney
If you believe you may have been injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of a defective part, it is important to retain an experienced attorney immediately. The skills of an experienced advocate and investigator are crucial to building a case that can help you get the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and move forward with your life.
At Klest Injury Law Firm, we have been working with victims of motorcycle crashes for over three decades, and today our reputation for effective litigation is well-known in the competitive Chicago legal community. When you entrust your case to us, you are putting your legal matter in the hands of advocates who will keep you informed, who will draw on decades of experience to fight for you and who are fiercely loyal to our clients.
If you have suffered an injury such as traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, road rash or amputation, we urge you to call us at 847-595-0387 or use our contact form today. We never take a fee unless we win you money.
Known Defective Products
The straightforward cases are the ones where manufacturers have expressly admitted a defect and ordered a recall. If your bike qualifies under any of these recalls, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to disseminate this information as widely as possible. Unfortunately, too many manufacturers throw a press release up on their site and call it a day, making little effort to track down owners who may have moved or failed to register properly the first time.
Litigating A New Defect
But what do you do if the part in question has not yet been declared defective? All recalls begin somewhere, of course, and you may have a case on your hands that spawns a wholesale change in design or policy. In other words, just because there is no class action suit out there does not mean you can’t sue the manufacturer and win, especially if the product is clearly flawed. Recent examples of dangerous motorcycle parts that have led to accidents and required litigation to obtain compensation include:
- Wobbly handlebars that can swerve at high speeds
- Rear tire flaws that can disrupt proper control
- Fuel line defects that can cause a fire after a simple fender bender