What if my motorcycle accident is caused by defective parts?
When you believe that a defective part on your motorcycle caused you to have an accident, speaking with a lawyer could help you learn about your rights.
When Defective Parts Cause You to Have a Motorcycle Accident
A motorcycle gives you the ability to fully enjoy the freedom of the open road while driving. However, an accident while on a motorcycle could lead to serious injuries because there is less protective material between you, the road, other vehicles and other obstacles. If you believe that a defective part caused you to have a motorcycle accident, our New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney, Jerry Friedman, may be able to provide you with legal counsel.
Find Out About Recalls
If a manufacturer has information about a defective part with the potential to cause an accident, it typically issues a recall. When you registered your motorcycle, you should have been put on a list to receive recall notifications.
A move or change of your information could have caused you to not receive a recall notice. If you believe that a defective part was the cause of your motorcycle accident, our lawyer may be able to investigate whether the part in question was under a manufacturer's recall.
In an accident, determining who is liable for damages is not always an easy process. If a defective part causes an accident, the manufacturer may be held liable for not providing recall information in a timely manner.
If you had taken your motorcycle to a mechanic for repairs that were not completed correctly, there might be liability on the part of the mechanic. As the driver of the motorcycle, you may also be subject to liability. Our attorney may be able to help you get a clearer understanding of how accident liability works.
Finding Out If You Have a Case
There are many steps to finding out if you have a case for a defective part on your motorcycle. Our lawyer might request a review of the vehicle by one or more forensic mechanics. Your insurance company may also play a role in the investigation, especially if the accident caused any property damage or bodily injuries.
Additionally, you may have to demonstrate to a court that you were a safe driver and that you properly maintained your motorcycle. Our New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer can listen as you explain your situation and determine if you have a legal case.
As a motorcyclist, you deserve fair compensation if you have been injured in an accident due to defective parts. Our New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney can help you explore your legal rights, build your case, and negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company. Contact the Law Office of Jerry Friedman at 1-800-LAW-4-HOGS (1-800-529-4464) to schedule a free consultation with our New Jersey motorcycle accident lawyer to review your case.