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Motorcycle Crashes and Defective Parts

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on November 22, 2013

Motorcycle Crashes and Defective PartsMotorcycle accidents can be very serious for a variety of reasons. For one, motorcyclists are much more exposed to injury and harm than other motorists, even if they are wearing a riding jacket and a helmet. In addition, motorcycles are often lost in blind spots and go unnoticed by other motorists, meaning that blindside collisions are more likely. By having skilled personal injury attorneys on your side, the victims of motorcycle accidents and their loved ones will have spirited advocates who will fight tooth and nail for their needs.

And yet, not all motorcycle accidents are the result of motorists. Sometimes these kinds of auto accidents are the result of defective parts or components on the motorcycle itself. We'd like to take a moment to consider these kinds of cases right now.

About Product Liability Cases

Broadly, product liability cases refer to lawsuits in which a product malfunctions or breaks even when used by a consumer as directed and results in injury to that consumer. In such cases, the designer, manufacturer, or distributor is responsible for the injuries that occur.

Product Liability and Auto Accidents

These kinds of product liability matters can be quite serious with regard to auto accidents. Motor vehicles are such a common part of our lives and there's an expectation that they should function properly and without causing accidents.

Combined with the already noted factors as to why motorcycle accidents are so serious, you can imagine how product liability matters can exacerbate already serious injuries and collisions. Life-changing head, spine, and neck injuries can occur in serious motorcycle accidents, and there are high chances of fatalities in serious collisions.

The Role of Defective Parts in Motorcycle Accidents

There are many different parts on motorcycles that may malfunction. Obviously if brakes fail, the stopping power of a motorcycle is severely affected and major accidents can occur. The same holds true for tire defects that result in motorcyclists losing control. Even the motorcycle itself may be serious flawed at a design level, making it harder for drivers to steer or just generally making the normal operation of the vehicle dangerous.

Whatever the case may be, our motorcycle accident attorneys will be here for you to fight for you and your legal entitlements.

How Our Lawyers Will Assist You

When examining your case, our legal team will look at all available evidence to reconstruct the accident. By using police reports, witness testimony, and other documentation, we will be able to determine how the defective part or the defective vehicles caused or contributed to the accident occurring.

We will seek both compensatory damages and punitive damages on your behalf, seeking to cover medical bills and property damage while also punishing the responsible party so that this kind of negligence does not happen again. By bringing up litigation for these kinds of matters, we will help initiate changes in the system that may protect other motorists from injury and death.

Learn More About Motorcycle Accident Litigation

If you would like to learn more about motorcycle accident litigation related to defective parts and other serious accident matters, be sure to contact our Daytona Beach and Palm Coast personal injury attorneys today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve just compensation for any injuries that you have sustained or losses you experienced.

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