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Defective Motorcycle Parts and Accessories can Cause Serious Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that there were approximately 93,000 motorcyclists injured during 2012. While driver error is generally accepted as the most common cause of motorcycle accidents, a significant number occur each year due to defective motorcycles or motorcycle parts. When these accidents happen, innocent motorcyclists and their passengers can suffer extremely serious injury with little or no warning and through no fault of their own. Fortunately, Florida law allows people who are injured by defective consumer products to recover for their losses by filing a legal claim against the negligent manufacturer.

Examples of defective parts and accessories that can cause motorcycle accidents

A modern motorcycle has thousands of individual parts that all must work correctly in order for the vehicle to be operated safely. In addition, many motorcyclists use accessories that help them get the most utility out of their vehicles and allow them to ride comfortably and safely. Some of the parts and accessories that could be defective and cause a serious accident include the following:

  • Brakes
  • Steering mechanisms
  • Tires
  • Vehicle lights
  • Trailers
  • Fuel systems
  • Faulty transmissions
  • Helmet visors or goggles
  • Throttles
  • Foot pedals

Significant investigation may be required after a motorcycle accident that may have been caused by defective parts or accessories. Fortunately, an experienced personal injury attorney will have the knowledge and resources required to collect evidence that supports your position. Some of the kinds of evidence that may be gathered include internal documentation from the vehicle or part manufacturer, accident reconstruction expert testimony, eyewitness statements, or surveillance footage that may have captured the accident taking place.

Motorcycle accidents can cause extremely serious injuries

In many cases, the injuries sustained by people injured by motorcycle accidents caused by defective parts or accessories are extremely serious and lead to long-term medical problems. Such injuries can cause victims to incur tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses or more. In cases where victims develop long-term disabilities, these costs can often rise into the millions.

Individuals who are injured by the negligence of a motorcycle manufacturer are rightfully entitled to financial compensation from the responsible company. Consequently, it is imperative that anyone who has been injured in an accident that they believe was caused by defective products discuss their options with an experienced lawyer. The kinds of damages that are often available in Florida motorcycle accident case include those for medical expenses, lost income, loss of quality of life, and property damages, as well as others.

Contact a Boca Raton motorcycle accident attorney today to schedule a free consultation

Motorcycle accident victims often sustain serious injuries that lead to tremendous financial losses and significant physical and emotional pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury lawyer can often help people injured in accidents caused by defective vehicle parts recover for their losses from the manufacturer or retailer of the vehicle or part that caused their accident. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers in Boca Raton, please call Lavalle Brown & Ronan today at 855-BOCALAW.

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