Skilled Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Lawyers Demanding Justice for Those Injured in Crashes Caused by Motorcycle Defects
Protecting the rights of the injured throughout South Florida
Motorcycle riders understand the dangers and they know what is at risk when they ride their bikes. Smart riders are careful to inspect their bikes and keep them in top condition. But sometimes they might be riding around on a bike that has defective parts that they are unaware of until they end up in a crash that injures themselves and possibly others. Whether that defective part is a single bolt or the brakes, if it fails and causes the rider to crash, the parts manufacturer or the maker of the motorcycle may be held liable for the injuries associated with the accident.
The Fort Lauderdale motorcycle defects attorneys at Yeboah Law Group fight for the rights of those who have been injured in motorcycle accidents in the Fort Lauderdale area and throughout South Florida. Even if the accident did not cause severe injuries, if a defective motorcycle part caused it, you may still be able to file a claim against the party who is at fault. Your product liability attorney will figure out who that is and hold them accountable on your behalf.
Motorcycle manufacturer recalls
The following is a list of motorcycle manufacturers who have had product safety recalls:
Examples of motorcycle defects that can cause a motorcycle accident
There are many different types of defects that can have an impact on the road safety of a motorcycle. Some include the following:
- Faulty brakes. Brakes are essential to the safety of any motor vehicle. When they fail, it can lead to a disastrous crash.
- Tire defects. When a motorcycle’s tires contain a defect, it can cause the rider to lose control because of blowouts, skidding, or swerving on the road.
- Fuel system/tank defects. On a motorcycle, the rider is straddling a tank of liquid explosives. Any malfunction with the bike’s fuel system or fuel tank can cause an explosion and fire which can leave the rider with life-altering injuries or result in a fatality.
- Other defective design and manufacturing defects. Any defective part on a motorcycle can be dangerous and can contribute to the cause of an accident, or cause the injuries suffered in an accident to be more severe.
Common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents
Regardless of the cause of the crash, because motorcyclists are fully exposed they are vulnerable to serious injury in the event of a crash. Examples of motorcycle crash injuries include:
- Lacerations / road rash
- Skull fractures
- Concussion and brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken arms, legs, hips, shoulders
- Soft tissue damage
- Burns and bruises
Recalls for defective motorcycles and defective motorcycle parts
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the federal agency that creates the rules and regulations about motorcycle safety standards. If the agency becomes aware of a defective motorcycle part, or one that has failed to meet federal safety standards, they have the authority to issue a recall that pulls the equipment or the whole motorcycle off the market to correct the fault. Manufacturers can also initiate a recall of a product on their own, and they notify the registered owner of the vehicle giving them instructions on how to comply with the recall. The NHTSA website, Safercar.gov, has information about motor vehicle safety recalls.
How does strict liability factor into claims for injuries from defective motorcycles and motorcycle parts?
Strict liability refers to holding someone liable for damages or losses without the requirement to prove negligence. Strict liability holds that the claim is based on the inherent hazard that the defective product created. Whether the defect was in the design or manufacturing or the failure to warn the end user about the inherent risks associated with using the product, the plaintiff can bring a strict liability action against the manufacturer. The court may also require that the plaintiff prove that the product was being used in the way it was intended to be used. Your products liability attorney will explain all the available legal options and strategies that apply to your case.
Work with a Fort Lauderdale product liability attorney
If you have suffered a serious injury in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a motorcycle defect, you may be able to take legal action against the manufacturer and recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Product liability claims can be complicated. You can feel confident in the skill and experience of the Fort Lauderdale motorcycle defect attorneys at Yeboah Law Group. We offer free consultations and you do not pay attorney fees until we recover compensation for you.
Contact our dependable Fort Lauderdale products liability attorneys to schedule a consultation today
If the motorcycle crash that caused your injuries was the result of motorcycle defects, we can help make sure that you receive fair compensation for your losses. We are aggressive when it comes to protecting our clients’ rights. We encourage you to call us at 1-800-TELL-SAM or complete our contact form to schedule a case review. We represent injured clients throughout South Florida.
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