Motorcycle Accidents and Equipment Failure
Practicing safe riding habits is important to reduce the risk of motorcycle accidents. Yet when equipment failure strikes, even the most cautious motorcyclists can have an accident. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help those who have been injured in an accident caused by mechanical failure recover compensation for their injuries.
At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we represent victims of motorcycle accidents and equipment failure in Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, FL, and surrounding areas. We are available to help you and your loved ones in your time of need.
Equipment Failure Can Cause Accidents and Injuries
Daytona Beach motorcyclists are far more exposed on the road than other vehicles. When equipment failure causes an accident, it can lead to injuries ranging from mild to catastrophic.
When equipment failure occurs in a motorcycle, it can cause the bike to stop working, cause the rider to lose control, or any other number of dangerous problems which can result in injuries. These injuries may include:
- Road rash
- Bone fractures
- Loss of limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
Types of Motorcycle Equipment Failure
There are many possible sources for equipment failure in a motorcycle. Some common types of equipment failure include:
- Helmet defects
- Brake failure
- Chain failure
- Clutch defects
- Defective tires
- Problems with wiring
- Stuck throttles
- Defective pedals
Who Is Liable for Equipment Failure?
When a motorcycle accident is caused by equipment failure, it may be possible to recover compensation for injuries and other damages from the party responsible for the accident.
Determining who is liable for equipment failure depends on the nature of the crash and the defect that caused it. Liability may lie with:
- The Manufacturer: In most cases, the manufacturer of the motorcycle or the parts that failed is responsible for equipment-related accidents. The manufacturer may have cut corners, used poor-quality materials, or acted in other ways that led to the equipment failure.
- The Designer: Sometimes equipment failure is a result of poor design, meaning that the equipment in question was inherently dangerous. In such cases, the company that designed the equipment may be held liable for damages.
- The Mechanic: In some instances, equipment failure may be the fault of a bike mechanic or the shop where work was done. If work done to maintain the bike was substandard and the reason for the equipment-related accident, it may be possible to recover damages from the mechanic or shop who worked on the bike.
Seeking Legal Damages
A motorcycle accident attorney can help those who have been injured in a motorcycle accident recover financial compensation for their pain and injuries.
An attorney can review the details of your case to determine who should be held liable for the equipment failure and subsequent accident.
Contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident you believe was caused by equipment failure, it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation at Chanfrau & Chanfrau, contact our accident lawyers online or please call our law firm at (386) 258-7313.