These Motorcycle Defects Can Lead To Accidents

These Motorcycle Defects Can Lead To Accidents

Motorcycles are quickly becoming a popular mode of transportation for those living in Florida. Riding is a way of life — one many motorcycle enthusiasts are prepared to undertake. However, not all riders understand that in order to enjoy the ride, you need to know mechanics and maintenance far beyond that possessed by drivers of traditional motor vehicles. Motorcycles come with unique risks that are important to be aware of before hitting the road. 

Motorcycle defects are a common cause of serious accidents. For this reason, it’s key to know your ride and the parts that could cause you trouble. Luckily, the motorcycle attorneys at 911 Biker Law are here to help you out. The team is knowledgeable in all things motorcycle, including common motorcycle defects to look out for. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident due to defects, contact us right away to schedule a case evaluation.

Types Of Defective Motorcycle Parts

Motorcycles are intricate machines with several mechanical components and working parts that must always work together. However, there are several different types of motorcycle parts that may end up being defective. Common examples of defective parts on motorcycles include the following. 

  • Brakes 
  • Wheels & Tires
  • Lighting & Signaling Systems
  • Handlebars
  • Footrests
  • Pedals
  • Seats
  • Steering Mechanisms
  • Transmissions & Engines
  • Clutches

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Because a motorcyclist’s entire body is exposed to the open road, if your motorcycle malfunctions when you are riding at a high speed, you risk suffering injuries to almost every part of their body. The following, however, are the most common injuries suffered by Florida motorcycle riders.

  • Leg, Ankle & Foot Injuries
  • Arms, Wrists, Hands & Shoulder Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Neck & Spinal Injuries
  • Chest & Abdominal Injuries

It’s important to note that while broken bones, cuts, and scrapes are the most typical injuries after an accident, chest and head injuries are often the most serious and fatal. Due to the potential for liability, filing, and proving a negligent manufacturing claim with an experienced attorney can be essential for your protection.

Who Is Liable For A Motorcycle Part That Is Defective? 

Whenever a motorcycle part is defective, the motorcycle can become involved in an accident, or the operator/rider may become dislodged from the motorcycle and fall to the ground. When determining whether a defective motorcycle part caused an accident, it is important to examine whether the part in question worked as it was supposed to work, whether a flaw in the part design caused it to malfunction, and whether the proper notifications and warnings were included with the part. If you believe that a defective motorcycle part or repair caused your accident, your legal cause of action in Florida is called products liability. Our team at 911 Biker Law can help determine who exactly is liable after a motorcycle accident and get you the compensation you deserve. 

Discuss Your Options With An Experienced Motorcycle Attorney

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident related to a mechanical malfunction but believe you have properly maintained your bike, be sure to contact a qualified Florida law firm that understands the ins and outs of motorcycle maintenance. At 911 Biker Law, our motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to fight for you and get you the help you need, when you need it. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. 


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