Defective Motorcycle Parts

San Jose Motorcycle Defect Lawyers

Injured Due to a Defective Part?

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 San Jose 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 by using our online contact form or calling us at (800) 900-0863.

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.

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 San Jose 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!

A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • Wrongful Death Skydiving Accident $40,030,000

    Attorney Paul Van Der Walde recovered a total of $40,030,000 in compensation for a couple bereft of their 18-year-old son in a tandem skydiving accident.

  • School Bus vs. Pedestrian Accident $8,825,000

    School bus vs. pedestrian accident resulting in traumatic brain injury.

  • Train Maintenance Vehicle vs. Auto $7,411,492

    Caputo & Van Der Walde recieved a jury verdict in the amount of $7,411,492 for a surviving widow, who lost her husband when his pickup truck was involved in a collision with an on-track maintence of way vehicle.

  • 3rd-Degree Burns During a Pedicure $7,291,986

    Paul Caputo received a $7,291,985.58 decision for Plaintiff in a case where a client received severe 3rd-degree burns during a pedicure, resulting in the need for numerous skin grafting procedures.

  • Paraplegia from Defective Seat $5,650,000

    Product liability case involving a defective seat design that resulted in paraplegia.

  • Pick-up Truck vs. Pedestrian Accident $4,250,000

    Pedestrian crossing a four-lane street in the crosswalk, hit by a full-size pick-up truck. Injuries included a left knee dislocation with complete tears of all ligaments and requiring surgery, right scaphoid fracture requiring surgery, right shoulder AC joint separation with clavicle fracture and PTSD.

  • Auto vs. Bicycle Accident $4,000,000

    Bicycle rider attempted to maneuver to his left, around a recessed manhole in the bike lane, and was struck by a vehicle that was driving too closely to the bike lane. Significant injuries included tramautic brain injury, skull fracture, and permanent brain damage.

  • Big Rig vs. Auto Accident $3,000,000

    Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in wrongful death.

  • Physical Abuse $3,000,000

    Child protective services failed to adequately protect young child from physically abusive foster parents.

  • Civil Rights Case $3,000,000

    Civil rights case involving excessive force by law enforcement.

Client Testimonials

Highly Rated & Reviewed
  • “Our lawyer and his entire staff were extremely approachable and effective in getting a very good settlement from my own insurance company's under-insured motorist coverage. Our lawyer guided my husband and me through the process.”

    - Chris G.
  • “Paul has a great understanding of people's rights and drives to obtain all that is due to you. He listens and answers questions that anyone could understand without legalize. I contacted him through the recommendation of a friend.”

    - Gary G.
  • “We are so grateful we found Paul Van Der Walde! From the very beginning, it was clear Paul and his team would do whatever it took to help us. We're thrilled with the case result, but more importantly, we're thankful they believed in us.”

    - Catherine W.

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