If you were injured in a motorcycle crash caused by a defective part, you might be able to hold the manufacturer or another liable party accountable and recover compensation for your medical bills and other losses.
A Lafayette defective motorcycle parts lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you seek a settlement or court award following this type of accident. We can coordinate all parts of your case while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
The Types of Damages that May Be Available to You
The damages you may be able to recover in a payout based on your motorcycle accident case could include:
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and diminished earning ability
- Repair or replacement of your motorcycle
- Other costs and losses documented by evidence
- Future expenses and losses
- Wrongful death losses if a family member died in the crash
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Securing Financial Recovery After a Motorcycle Crash Caused By a Defective Part
A Lafayette defective motorcycle parts lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you seek cash damages for the expenses and losses you incurred due to your crash. This is often possible through an out-of-court settlement based on an insurance claim.
We can file a claim against the parts manufacturer or another liable party and negotiate for a settlement that appropriately compensates our client based on the estimated value of their damages.
If we cannot reach a fair and just agreement for you, our litigation lawyers can sue the manufacturer, navigate the legal process, and represent you in court.
The Deadline to Sue in Louisiana
In Louisiana, the deadlines for suing the liable parties generally include:
- One year from the date of the accident for personal injury lawsuits, per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492
- One year from the date of death for wrongful death lawsuits, per CC §2315.2
Note that there may be exceptions in some cases that shorten these general filing deadlines.
Building a Product Liability Case Based on a Defective Motorcycle Part
If you have evidence to show that a defective motorcycle part caused your Lafayette accident, you may be able to build a case against the liable party. There are several ways a product can be defective, including:
- A defect in the manufacturing
- A defect in the design
- A defect in the marketing (i.e., a failure to warn the consumer about a danger associated with the product)
A product failure can also be the fault of a negligent installation, maintenance, or repair technician. When the Morris Bart law firm pursues a defective parts case, we investigate the collision to determine what happened and exactly why the part failed. Then, we may be able to help you take legal action against the product’s manufacturer or another potentially liable party.
Identifying the Defective Part
Almost any part of a motorcycle could have a defect, including:
- Steering components
- Braking systems
- Throttle systems
- Signaling systems
- Handlebars, seats, footrests, and other hardware
The Morris Bart law firm can investigate your accident and identify the defective parts involved in your crash. If necessary, we can recruit mechanical and accident reconstruction experts to testify in your defense.
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Morris Bart, LLC Fights to Protect Your Rights if a Defective Motorcycle Part Caused Your Accident
At the Morris Bart law firm, we know how the Louisiana product liability laws work and how to build a case to prove a defective product hurt our client. We also understand the unique aspects of motorcycle accident cases.
Our Lafayette team can help you if you suffered injuries because a defective part failed, broke, or otherwise caused your crash. We can investigate the cause of your motorcycle accident, collect evidence to support your claim, and represent your interests at all stages of your case.
We are not afraid to take on large corporations, manufacturers, motorcycle companies, tire makers, or others who may be liable for your injuries.
Our Law Firm’s Record of Success
The Morris Bart law firm is a contingency fee firm representing motorcycle accident victims from 15 locations in four states: Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Our goal with every case is to secure the financial recovery our client needs. Recent results in traffic injury accident cases include:
- $852,845 for neck and back pain and facial fractures in a crash in New Orleans
- $580,000 for an injury requiring cervical disc replacement in Hattiesburg
- $475,000 after a collision in New Orleans caused neck, back, and shoulder herniations
- $450,000 for a client who required surgery on their lower back after a crash in Alexandria, Louisiana
We helped 6,500 clients recover compensation in 2019.
Let Our Attorneys Assess Your Legal Claim Today
If you were hurt in Lafayette because of a defective part on your motorcycle, the Morris Bart law firm can help. Our team offers free case evaluations for accident victims. We can help you understand what went wrong and who may be responsible for your losses.
To get started, call our office in Lafayette today at (337) 446-4571. We have team members who can speak with you now about your accident and injuries.
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