San Jose Motorcycle Defect Lawyers

Injured due to a defective part?

Our San Jose auto product liability lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP outline what to do if a defect has caused physical injury or property damage. Motorcycle enthusiasts understand how important a well-made bike is. Imagine riding along the Pacific Coast Highway on a rainy night; a motorcycle free from defects is critical. Even a small defect in design and manufacturing or lack of maintenance or proper warning notices can make an enjoyable ride deadly.

Were you injured as a result of a defective motorcycle part? Discuss your case with our firm. Schedule your free consultation today.

Motorcycle Accidents

In the 2008 Traffic Safety Facts report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 5,200 motorcycle rider fatalities, which was 2% more than 2007. In 2008, 96,000 motorcyclists suffered injuries. Sadly, 2008 was the eleventh straight year motorcycle fatalities increased.

Motorcycle accidents typically involve a fixed object, another vehicle, drunk driver, or driver error. Defective parts also factor into motorcycle accidents. A motorcycle part can be defective if it does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or if there is a safety-related defect in the motorcycle.

Product Recalls

The NHTSA may discover the defect and order a recall for the manufacturer to conduct. Manufacturers order recalls if they discover a defect after routine tests and inspections. Next, they have to notify the NHTSA and correct the problem. They then contact all registered owners by mail and inform them of the steps to take to have their bikes repaired at no cost to them.

Defective motorcycle products include the following:

  • Substandard tires
  • Defective fuel lines
  • Malfunctioning handle bars
  • Electrical problems

Take Action by Calling (800) 900-0863

A motorcycle owner can take legal recourse if an accident occurred and he or she suffered an injury or property damage. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our San Jose motorcycle defect lawyers are well equipped to handle any type of injury case. We offer free initial consultations to discuss the details of your motorcycle accident. You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, damage to your motorcycle, out-of-pocket costs, loss of income if you can't work, and pain and suffering.

Call Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at (800) 900-0863 for help filing a defective auto part claim today!

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