When a part fails on a motorcycle, it can cause the entire bike to malfunction. Although part failure may be due to wear and tear, it can also be caused by poor design or an inherent defect. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a defective component, you may be able to pursue compensation for your related losses.
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. offers legal services for victims of motorcycle accidents. Our lawyers can help you reach a settlement with the insurance company or take your case to court.
A Carmel motorcycle defective parts lawyer can determine a course of action that meets the needs of your case. To find out more about our services, call us today at (317) 636-7777.
We Handle Defective Motorcycle Accident Cases
Motorcycle manufacturers have a legal obligation to ensure their products are safe to ride and dependable. The National Traffic and Motor Safety Act imposes strict regulations to ensure that companies adhere to safety standards and make their product safe to enter the marketplace. Unfortunately, some companies do not always meet these standards. As a result, they may release motorcycles that have defective parts that run the risk of severely injuring riders.
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. defends riders who are victims of manufacturer negligence.
Some defective parts that may have impacted your ability to ride safely include:
Regardless of the nature of your accident, our law firm can handle your case. We believe that negligent parties should be responsible for your losses after an accident. Call today.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle defective parts accidents lawyer serving Carmel, call 317-636-7777
Liability in a Defective Part Motorcycle Accident
A single motorcycle can pass through several entities in a supply chain before it makes it to the dealership. Each entity is responsible for ensuring that the bike is safe to ride. As such, there may be multiple individuals or parties responsible for the defect.
Negligent parties in a motorcycle accident claim may include:
The Motorcycle Manufacturer
A manufacturer may be liable in two ways. First, they may be responsible for a flawed design. A poor design can affect an entire line of motorcycles. Second, there may have been a user or machine error during the motorcycle’s assembly. This may only affect a single motorcycle. In either case, the manufacturer could be responsible for your financial losses.
The Auto Part Manufacturer
Motorcycle companies may partner with other agencies who design and engineer parts for their products. In addition, auto part companies create replacement parts for each make and model of motorcycle. If there are any problems with these parts, the auto part manufacturer could be responsible when an accident occurs.
Trucking companies are responsible for making sure that all bikes are delivered to their destination safely. If there are any problems with loading, transporting, or unloading the bikes, they may become unsafe to ride.
Inspection Agencies or Maintenance Crews
Everyone from an inspector to a mechanic is responsible for making sure that motorcycles are safe to ride at all times. Your accident may have occurred because someone failed to identify a damaged or defective part.
A Carmel motorcycle defective part lawyer from the Sevenish Law Firm P.C. can investigate your case and help you make informed decisions. Call (317) 636-7777 for a free case evaluation.
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Recovering Damages from a Motorcycle Accident
The consequences of a motorcycle accident can be far-reaching, affecting your physical condition, emotional state, finances, and family.
For this reason, the state of Indiana allows you to pursue compensation for various economic and noneconomic damages, including:
- The cost of medical treatment and long-term care
- Physical therapy or mental health counseling
- Lost wages or benefits during recovery
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
How much monetary compensation you receive depends on several factors, such as how the accident occurred, which parties were involved, and the sum of your personal and financial losses. Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. motorcycle accident attorneys work to get you financial recovery based on the nature and extent of your damages.
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Proving a Defect in a Part or Design
A motorcycle is often in horrible condition after an accident. Damaged parts may be scattered across the road. As such, it can be difficult to identify which parts were defective from the beginning and which ones were damaged from the accident. However, Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can still employ practices that can assign liability for your accident.
Some of these methods include:
Speaking with Motorcycle Experts
A third-party motorcycle expert can inspect your motorcycle to determine if any part was damaged by the accident or if it was originally defective. We may also contact accident reconstruction experts who may provide insight into how the collision itself occurred.
Reviewing Safety Recalls
Motorcycle manufacturers issue safety recalls of defective parts routinely. Unfortunately, not all recalls occur in time. Our lawyers can look into your case to find out if any recalls were made on any part of your motorcycle make and model. If so, the part may have contributed to your accident.
Analyzing Manufacturer Design Documents
We can look at both the manufacturer’s and the auto part manufacturer’s documents or past records to determine if they are liable for designing and building the defective part. We may also look at previous inspection and maintenance records to determine where the issue lies.
While there is no guarantee that a defective part caused your accident, our legal team can determine the cause of your collision and go to work pursuing compensation.
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Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. to Get Started with Your Case
Our founding partner, Randy Sevenish, is a seasoned motorcyclist. He understands how important each vehicular component is in the smooth operation of a bike.
If you believe that a defective motorcycle part caused your accident, then you have the right to explore your legal options. Under Indiana Code §34-11-2-4, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. For that reason, you may want to consider working with a Carmel motorcycle defective parts lawyer.
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can investigate your claim and help you receive fair compensation for your losses. Call (317) 636-7777 for a free case evaluation.