Riding a motorcycle is considerably less safe than driving a car. As many as 80% of all motorcycle crashes result in injuries or death. Most motorcycle accidents occur when another driver fails to see a motorcycle and turns left in front of it.
However, a defective part may also turn a motorcycle into a hazard. If you were in a motorcycle wreck due to a defect, our Montgomery motorcycle defective parts accident attorneys want to help you. You may be able to obtain a settlement to restore your financial stability.
Compensation for Your Motorcycle Defective Parts Case
A motorcycle defective parts accident attorney in Montgomery can review your case to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your losses. You may be able to seek damages for:
- Property damage
- Prescription drugs
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,014 motorcycle riders died in fatal collisions in 2019. If your loved one died in a defective motorcycle parts accident, we can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Your family may be able to recover the cost of your loved one’s funeral.
For a free legal consultation with a Motorcycle Defective Parts Accident lawyer serving Montgomery, call (334) 523-0664
Defective Parts Jeopardize Motorcycle Safety
A successful defective motorcycle accident claim will establish that your motorcycle was either designed or manufactured incorrectly. A design flaw or assembly error could make your motorcycle unsafe to ride. Components that may fail and cause a motorcycle to fail include:
- Fuel line
Manufacturers are responsible for alerting motorists to known dangers. However, motorists should periodically check for safety recalls.
Defective Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Negligence
A motorcycle defective parts accident lawyer in Montgomery can help you prove your injuries were caused by negligence. Our legal team can investigate the cause of your accident to learn if negligence occurred during manufacturing or somewhere in the supply chain, such as:
- Design miscalculations
- Production errors
- Inadequate safety testing
- Failing to recall known defects
What to Do After a Defective Motorcycle Parts Accident
A collision can leave you injured and confused. Waiting too long or failing to act could result in losing your case. It’s important to take the following steps after a defective motorcycle crash:
- Take pictures of the accident
- Collect witness contact information
- Visit your doctor for a medical evaluation
- Get an estimate for vehicle repair
You can obtain a copy of your police report filed by responding officers. If they are not available, you can take your own notes about the accident. Include the date, time, weather conditions, and anything you remember about the accident.
Legal Time Limit to File Your Case
Even though you may suffer lifelong harm, Alabama traffic accident victims are subject to a legal time limit. You have up to two years to take action following your collision. If you do not file before the statute of limitations expires, your case will be dismissed and you will not be able to seek damages.
Call a Motorcycle Defective Parts Lawyer in Montgomery
Discuss your case with a Montgomery motorcycle defective parts accident attorney from Morris Bart & Associates, LLC. The consultation is free. We can go over the details of your case and address your concerns.
Our law firm works on a contingency-fee basis. Our clients pay no up-front fees for our legal expertise. If we are unable to secure a settlement for your case, we will not charge you for our services.
Questions?Call (334) 523-0664
to find a Morris Bart office near you.