Defective Motorcycles or Parts
Defective Motorcycles and Parts Call for Aggressive Representation
Most motorcyclists understand the importance of operating safely and defensively to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. Like any machine, a motorcycle requires proper maintenance. This means keeping the engine in good running condition, periodically checking the tires and making sure the lights and other equipment are functioning properly.
Sometimes, however, even the safest rider in Massachusetts may get injured in a motorcycle accident because of a motorcycle manufacturer defect. Manufacturers or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration routinely issue recalls because of defective motorcycles or defective motorcycle parts. The manufacturer must file a report describing the defect or design flaw that led to the recall, how the defect was discovered and what the manufacturer plans to do to remedy the problem. Additionally, the manufacturer must attempt to notify the owner of the motorcycle and create a time frame for the recall. Federal law requires the manufacturer to fix the defect on any motorcycle subject to the recall for free.
If you or a loved one was injured because of a defective motorcycle or defective part, you may be entitled to compensation. The manufacturer of your motorcycle or the motorcycle part may be liable in your accident. You should speak with a skilled motorcycle lawyer about your rights. At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, we help our clients pursue the maximum compensation allowed under the law if they’ve been injured because of motorcycle defects or motorcycle part defects.
Examples of Motorcycle Defects or Defective Parts
A motorcycle defect may include the following:
- Motorcycle handlebar defects: An unstable handlebar may cause the rider to lose control.
- Motorcycle tire defects: A wheel or tire defect or a tire blowout may cause the rider to lose stability of the bike.
- Motorcycle fuel line defect: A defective fuel line may cause a fuel leak, which could create a fire in the event of a crash.
- Motorcycle wiring defects
- Motorcycle brake defects
- Motorcycle headlight, taillight or signal defects
2010 Motorcycle Recalls
The following list of recalls includes 2010 motorcycle makes and models:
- Aprilia RSV4
- BMW F650GS, F800GS, K1300GT, K1300S
- Buell XB12X, XB12XT
- Can-Am Roadster Spyder RS SE5, Roadster Spyder RT SE5, Roadster Spyder RT SM5
- Ducati F1098 Streetfighter, F1098 Streetfighter 5
- Harley-Davidson FLHP, FLHPE, FLHR, FLHR Shrine, FLHRC, FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHTCU Shrine, FLHTCU W/SC, FLHTCUSE5, FLHTCUTG, FLHTK, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXXX
- Kawasaki Ninja EX250, ZR1000DAF, F4
- MV Agusta F4
The above list is just for 2010 models. You should check the web site of your motorcycle manufacturer or the NHTSA’s web site to learn about any recalls. Other motorcycle brands include Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Indian, and Triumph. If your bike has been recalled, it’s important to follow up to ensure the proper maintenance and modifications were performed.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer – A Defective Motorcycle Injury Can Be Debilitating
If you or a loved one has been in an accident due to a motorcycle defect or part defect, contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, serving Boston, Springfield, Worcester and other Massachusetts communities. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve for your defective motorcycle injury.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don’t pay us unless you win.