Most motorcycle accidents are typically caused by someone’s negligence. However, that will not always be the case. Motorcycle malfunctions have been known as one of the most common factors of a motorcycle accident. Manufacturing companies are expected to produce motorcycles that have no flaws. If a flaw is detected, the manufacturing company must give a heads up before allowing it to be sold.
However, if the flaw goes unnoticed, stores will sell defective motorcycles to customers. Once a motorcyclist takes a ride on a defective motorcycle, they are at an alarming high risk of getting into a motorcycle accident. In the sections below, our knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyers will go over defective motorcycles and how it relates to accident claims.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident due to a defective motorcycle and would like to pursue legal actions, our California attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are available 24/7 to handle your case. With our track record of winning more than 5,000 personal injury cases, we are confident that we will deliver a good outcome to your settlement.
As mentioned, most motorcycle accidents are caused by someone’s negligence, either the motorcyclist or another driver. However, accidents can also be caused by mechanical issues. Below are some common examples:
Not all motorcycle accidents are caused by poor roads or a driver’s negligence. Some accidents may be caused by defective parts or machinery. According to California products liability law, any businesses who designed, manufactured, or sold a defective part can be held liable for injuries caused.
In these cases, an injured motorcycle rider will not have to prove that the company was negligent. Strict liability after a motorcycle defect case can be imposed for:
In order to recover damages, an injured motorcycle rider needs to show that:
If you have sustained injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers will help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, which includes medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.