What Happens if a Motorcycle Defect Caused Your Accident?

Motorcycle accidents often occur due to negligence by the rider or another motorist, but sometimes a motorcycle defect causes an accident. If a motorcycle defect caused your accident, this could significantly impact your personal injury case. Like any vehicle, a motorcycle is made up of many separate parts. All of these parts need to function properly to ensure the motorcyclist’s safety. In fact, a defect in just one part could lead to a devastating accident.

Some motorcycle defects that can lead to accidents include:

  • Defective brakes
  • Defective engine
  • Broken throttle
  • Drive train failures
  • Defective tires
  • Improperly repaired parts
  • Defects with helmet or other safety gear

Motorcyclists are of course responsible for properly maintaining their bikes. If the issue with the motorcycle occurred because the owner failed to take appropriate care of it, there might not be cause for a personal injury case. However, if the problem was caused by a defect in the design or construction of the part, the motorcyclist would likely be able to file a product liability lawsuit.

“Manufacturers of motorcycles and their parts have a duty to provide safe products to consumers. If a product’s defective design leads to an accident, the injured person has a right to seek compensation for their injuries,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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