Columbia Motorcycle Malfunction and Defects Lawyers

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident because of a motorcycle manufacturer defect or malfunction, contact the Columbia motorcycle accident attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC today. Tens of thousands of motorcycles are recalled every year. Recalls occur because a defect that can cause safety issues with the motorcycle has been found after production and sale. These defects can lead to the sort of motorcycle malfunctions that cause accidents and sometimes cost people their lives. A safety-related recall likely means that the manufacturer was negligent, and could be liable for any injuries to riders or passengers.

If you have been through the traumatic experience of being involved in a motorcycle accident, you are likely suffering from a variety of ailments, including broken bones, severe bruising, head and neck trauma, and spinal cord injuries, among others. All these injuries mean ongoing visits to doctors and specialists. Medical treatment is often costly, and and the associated financial burden can cause a great deal of stress during a time when you should be focused on healing. That is why the experienced and compassionate lawyers at Goings Law Firm, LLC are here to help.

At Goings Law Firm, LLC, our team of dedicated Columbia motorcycle defect lawyers will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve after being in a motorcycle accident caused by a defect or malfunction. While we recognize that money cannot undo the harm that was done to you, money may help alleviate some of your stress and allow you to take the time you need to heal. Over the years, we have secured tens of millions of dollars for our clients, and you can trust that we won’t rest until you get the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, contact us today by calling (803) 350-9230 or filling out a contact form.

Motorcycle Defects

Motorcycle defects cause a great number of motorcycle accidents each year. Motorcycles can malfunction as a result of the manufacturer using a part that is inadequate or improperly assembled. If a defect is discovered, the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) can initiate a recall of the motorcycle. The manufacturer can also issue a recall of the motorcycle on its own. Regardless of who initiates a recall, the manufacturer is obligated to file a public report that describes the issues with the product, including the following information:

  • The safety-related defect or noncompliance with a federal motor vehicle safety standard
  • The vehicle and/or components involved
  • The major events that led to the recall
  • A description of the remedy
  • A plan or schedule for the recall

The manufacturer is also obligated to search records in order to identify and notify whoever has purchased the motorcycles that are being recalled. This can be a lengthy process, and a manufacturer may not always be able to track down everyone who purchased a certain motorcycle. Therefore, it is prudent to periodically search to see if your motorcycle is subject to an active recall. If you find that your motorcycle has been recalled, the manufacturer is obligated to fix any defects at no cost to you. Unfortunately, sometimes a manufacturer may not know they have released a defective product out into the marketplace until it is too late and the defect has caused a crash, possibly costing someone their life.

If a recall is issued, it is imperative to get your bike fixed immediately. Riding a motorcycle with a defect can have catastrophic consequences, including causing you to get into an accident.

Common Motorcycle Manufacturing Defects

Some common motorcycle manufacturing defects include:

  • Frame: Issues with the frame can include small cracks or a design flaw. Even the smallest crack can lead to further damage (such as rusting or more cracks), leading to instability and leaving you vulnerable to crashing.
  • Engine: Issues with the engine can cause fuses to blow and lead to a variety of other safety issues, including stalling, which can leave drivers in a dangerous predicament because they cannot move off the road.
  • Brakes: Failing brakes or faulty brake pads can lead to issues with stopping distance and loss of brake efficiency.
  • Handlebars: The handlebars are essential to steering. Any issues with the handlebars can compromise the rider’s ability to control the motorcycle and cause an accident. A common issue with handlebars is components cracking and causing the handlebars to move out of place, making it difficult to steer accurately.
  • Wheels and Tires: Defective tires can lead to a tire blowout, causing a driver to lose control of the motorcycle, skid, cross lanes unsafely, swerve, or hydroplane.
  • Fuel Tank: Fuel tank defects can lead to leaks that can increase the risk of fire.

Motorcycle defects are quite common and can have damaging consequences if they go unchecked. When a manufacturer offers something for sale to the public, they have a duty to make sure that what they are selling is safe for the public to use. If a manufacturer fails to make sure their products are safe, they may have been negligent, and they need to be held accountable for their failure. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident due to a defect, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Goings Law Firm, LLC for help. We will help you get the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Malfunctions

Motorcycle malfunctions can be the result of a variety of issues, including improper maintenance or a defective part. Maintenance is an important part of making sure your motorcycle is safe to drive. Unfortunately, even if you are diligent in taking your motorcycle in for proper maintenance, an error can be made by a mechanic or technician that causes your motorcycle to malfunction. If a mechanic or technician improperly repaired or maintained your motorcycle, they may have been negligent and may be liable for any harm you suffered as a result.

Motorcycle malfunctions can also result from a defect, such as those discussed above. Motorcycle malfunctions can be dangerous as they can cause a driver to lose control of a motorcycle and crash. If your motorcycle malfunctioned due to the negligence of a mechanic or manufacturer, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Goings Law Firm, LLC today. You should not have to suffer the consequences of the negligence of others without seeking justice.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to a manufacturer defect or motorcycle malfunction, you may be entitled to compensation. Being in a motorcycle accident is a traumatic event that will leave you and your family scarred both physically and emotionally. If you are suffering because the manufacturer was negligent, they need to be held accountable for the harm their product caused. Contact the Columbia motorcycle accident lawyers at Goings Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Call (803) 350-9230 today.

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