St. Louis Defective Motorcycle Part Lawyer
Compensation for Injuries Caused by Defective Motorcycles and Parts
Motorcycle accidents often cause devastating injuries to the rider and passenger. Often, law enforcement officials and insurance adjusters tend to assume or would like to assume that the accident was caused due to the driver’s recklessness or carelessness. Investigators tend to ignore the fact that defective motorcycles or defective auto parts lead to many serious motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle crash because of a defective part or design flaw, please call an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.
Defective Equipment and Road Hazards Causing Accidents
While some single rider collisions do occur because of reckless driving or negligence, many of them are caused by defective equipment, road hazards or improper roadway maintenance. Since the majority of police reports fail to take these things into consideration, it is important to contact an experienced St. Louis defective motorcycle attorney immediately following your accident. Your attorney will need to aggressively investigate your case to determine if there are other parties responsible for your crash.
A motorcycle is comprised of many complicated pieces which must work together safely and precisely. If any of these pieces is manufactured or designed improperly, the entire motorcycle may fail. When this occurs, drivers may suddenly lose control of their motorcycles and suffer severe and debilitating injuries. Helmet failure, tire failure and brake failure are all examples of defective equipment that may have contributed and even caused motorcycle accidents across the country.
Defective Motorcycle Parts and Design
A defective motorcycle part can do serious harm on the road by causing the rider to lose control of the vehicle. Once the rider loses control, in such cases, it can be extremely difficult for him or her to regain control. Common motorcycle defects include:
- Defective Motorcycle Tires: Motorcycle riders are particularly susceptible to defective tires. If a tire fails, a rider will likely lose control of the motorcycle and crash. Many collisions related to tires involve the use of improper tires. For example, a tire that may be adequate for a light motorcycle may not be suitable for a larger motorcycle.
- Brake Failure: When a rider is unable to stop or slow down in time due to brake failure, there is a potential for a catastrophic crash. The manufacturer of the brake parts or the mechanic who last worked on the brakes may be held liable for the damages in such cases.
- Defective Fuel System: A faulty fuel system can lead to a serious burn injury. A defective fuel system could cause the motorcycle to burst into flames on impact.
- Defective Designs: Some motorcycles are simply designed poorly. When a motorcycle is inherently dangerous because of its design, the designer may be held liable for the damages.
- Defective Helmet: The manufacturer of a helmet that fails to reasonably protect a motorcyclist may also be held liable for the damages.
Immediately following a serious collision, a victim may want the bike repaired, sold or scrapped. If there is any chance that the motorcycle was defective, it is in the best interest of the victim to preserve the motorcycle for a thorough inspection by a qualified expert. A skilled attorney will work with investigators to prove that a faulty part or design defect contributed to the crash. If the motorcycle is tampered with or repaired in any way, that crucial evidence could be lost and your claim could be jeopardized.
Call 1-800-CAR-CRASH in Missouri to Speak with a St. Louis Defective Motorcycle Attorney Today
Our reputed Missouri motorcycle crash attorneys serve injured clients throughout the state. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call our offices to schedule your free and comprehensive consultation. We have successfully handled numerous auto products liability cases. Our law firm has the resources and access to nationally renowned experts who can help determine whether a faulty motorcycle part caused your accident and injuries. Call us today to find out how we can help.