For many people, a motorcycle is a popular vehicle because it gives riders a feeling of freedom on the roadways. Motorcycles also provide impressive gas mileage, and they can be fun to ride. Unfortunately, when someone experiences an accident while riding a motorcycle, the chances of suffering a serious injury are significantly higher than for people in passenger vehicles.
If your motorcycle collision involved a part that malfunctioned, leading to the accident, you may have a personal injury claim. Consider contacting an Anderson motorcycle accident caused by defective parts lawyer for help with your case. With the guidance of your attorney, you may be able to show that the faulty part on your motorcycle was the primary contributing factor to the collision, causing your injuries.
Contact the team at the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., for a free consultation regarding your case. Proving negligence on the part of the motorcycle parts manufacturer can be a challenge, and we are ready to take on the toughest cases. We can investigate all aspects of the accident to find evidence that supports your claim. Contact us today at (317) 636-7777.
Common Parts That May Fail on a Motorcycle
Figuring out exactly which part on the motorcycle may have malfunctioned and led to your injuries is not always the easiest thing to do, especially on your own. Your attorney may choose to hire experts to investigate the bike after the accident and show what happened during the crash.
If we determine that a defective motorcycle part led to your collision and your injuries during our investigation, we will work hard to determine who to hold liable. We may end up filing a claim against multiple parties. Below are some of the parts on a motorcycle that could lead to an accident if they were to fail.
The body of the motorcycle gives stability to the bike. It includes the handlebars, which control steering. If there is weak metal in the body, or if a piece on the steering system fails, the rider may lose the ability to control the motorcycle.
It is also possible that the motorcycle’s overall design was poor from the start, and it should have had a recall. A poorly aligned motorcycle can lead to wobbling when the rider is traveling at high speeds, which could cause a sudden loss of control.
When the brakes on a motorcycle fail, the rider cannot stop in time to avoid hazards in the roadway. This creates an extremely dangerous situation, as the rider does not have much protection if he or she hits a stationary object or a car, especially when traveling at speed.
The brakes may have had a manufacturing defect at the time of installation, which should have led to a parts recall. It is also possible that a mechanic that installed the brakes made a mistake, leading to the failure.
If the fuel system malfunctions while the rider is on the motorcycle, this can lead to a fuel leak, causing chemical burns on the rider’s body. In the worst-case scenario, leaking fuel could spark a fire, causing significant burns on the skin.
The thin motorcycle tires do not give a bike a lot of surface area contact on the roadway. As such, the tires must be built properly and perform at a high level.
A sudden loss of integrity in the tires could cause one to have a blowout, leading to a sudden loss of control and a subsequent collision. A poorly made motorcycle tire could end up with the tread pulling loose from the rim, also resulting in an accident.
If any of these or another part malfunction led to your collision, you have a right to pursue compensation. An Anderson motorcycle accident caused by defective parts lawyer from the team at the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., is ready to begin working for you, helping you seek the settlement you deserve. For a free review of your case, contact us at (317) 636-7777 today.
For a free legal consultation with a defective parts motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Anderson, call 317-636-7777
Frequency of Motorcycle Accidents
According to Indiana Traffic Safety Facts, the state saw 2,871 accidents involving motorcyclists in 2018. Almost 4% of those accidents resulted in a fatality, while another 67% of the crashes resulted in an injury to the cyclist.
In Madison County, 49 motorcycle accidents occurred during 2018, 31 of which occurred within the municipality of Anderson, according to the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.
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Contact an Anderson Motorcycle Accident Caused by Defective Parts Lawyer
Far too often, our firm has seen the dangerous aftermath of motorcycle accidents. Regardless of whether a vehicle hits the motorcycle or the rider loses control and collides with a stationary object, emergency care is nearly always necessary after the accident.
Finding the reason for the collision is not always easy, but when you and your attorney dig deeper into the situation, you may find that one of the parts on the bike malfunctioned. If so, you deserve a fair settlement for the pain, suffering, and medical bills that resulted.
At the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., we are ready to help. If you work with a member of our team, we will present the facts of our investigation, showing how the malfunctioning part caused you to lose control of the bike. Indiana statute IC § 34-11-2-4 allows up to two years from the time of the accident to initiate a lawsuit, so, for a free case review, call us as soon as possible at (317) 636-7777.