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.
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.
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:
- Tires or wheels
- Fuel line or tank
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!
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