Common Types of Motorcycle Defects

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Last month Harley-Davidson recalled more than 65,000 motorcycles. Though many bikers are injured due to collisions caused by a careless driver, defects can also result in severe harm. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident in or around Morgantown, our experienced attorneys can build a strong case on your behalf.

Only five crashes and two reports of minor injuries have emerged due to brake line problems in certain 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycles affected by the recall. Unfortunately, many defective bikes and defective parts can hurt or even kill riders.

Serious injury often occurs in motorcycle accidents caused by defective parts and features such as:

  • Frame
  • Engine
  • Fuel tank
  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Handlebars, particularly if they’re unbalanced and have a “wobbly” feeling.

By design, motorcycles have fewer safety features than cars and other passenger vehicles. If your bike fails when you’re in motion, a helmet and heavy jacket can reduce your risk of major injuries, and taking the precaution could even save your life.

After receiving medical attention, our motorcycle accident attorneys can begin building a defective product case on your behalf. Depending on the nature of your claim, you might be able to win compensation from multiple parties involved in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of the faulty bike.

Contact Jim Leach, L.C., or call 1 304-865-8530 today to begin building your case. Our lawyers offer dedicated motorcycle accident representation to clients in and around Morgantown.