Campbell Motorcycle Defect Lawyers

Injured Due to a Defective Part?

Motorcycle enthusiasts know how important a well-made bike is. Although they understand the risks involved with hitting the road on two wheels, they wear helmets and other protective gear because the possibility always exists that they may be seriously injured in a crash. However, sometimes a motorcycle rider can end up hurt—not because of themselves or another driver—but because of a defect in the motorcycle itself. Even a tiny defect in design and manufacturing or a lack of proper warning notices can make an enjoyable ride deadly.

If you or someone you love was injured or killed because of an accident related to a defective motorcycle part, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. It’s important to act quickly. Our Campbell product liability lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP understand the sensitive nature of these traumatic injuries and can work tirelessly to get you financial help from negligent parties, for the recovery ahead.

Discuss your case with our firm. Schedule your free consultation today.

Motorcycle Accidents

According to the 2015 Traffic Safety Facts report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were approximately 4,976 motorcycle rider fatalities in the U.S., an 8% increase from the year before. An estimated 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in that same year, with most accident involving fixed objects, other vehicles, drunk drivers, and driver errors.

Unfortunately, defective parts played a factor in these motorcycle accidents.

Product Recalls

Federal motor vehicle safety standards set minimum performance requirements for vehicle parts that may affect a vehicle’s operations, including brakes, tires and motorcycle helmets. If the NHTSA discovers a defect, they can order the manufacturer to conduct a recall and contact anyone who may be impacted. Below are a few of the most common motorcycle defects:

  • Brakes
  • Tires or wheels
  • Handlebar
  • Fuel line or tank
  • Engine

If a defect exists, manufacturers must contact all registered owners by mail and inform them of the steps to take to have their bikes repaired, at no cost to them.

Proving Liability

Unfortunately, proving a product liability claim can be complex, and you can rest assured that a manufacturer will fight these claims in order to protect their reputation. An aggressive and assertive attorney can make a thorough investigation and collect documents, expert testimony and other information that may help prove your case.

Take Action by Calling (800) 900-0863

A motorcycle owner can take legal recourse if they suffer an injury or property damage as the result of a defective part. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our Campbell motorcycle defect lawyers are well equipped to handle any type of injury case and we offer free initial consultations to discuss the details of your 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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