What is involved in a claim for a Motorcycle Accident?
Beasley Allen has handled a number of cases involving serious injury and death involving motorcycle accidents. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are road hazards, drunk driving, and the inability to be seen by other surrounding vehicles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2008, motorcyclists are about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash. Also, NHTSA estimates that helmets saved 1,829 motorcyclists’ lives in 2008, and that 823 more could have been saved if all motorcyclists had worn safe helmets.
When individuals are harmed, injured or killed by an unsafe, or defective, product, they may have a cause of action against the manufacturer, supplier, distributor or retailer of that product. This area of law is known as Product Liability. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents costs more than $700 billion each year.
Many times when we deal with motorcycle accidents resulting in injury or death, there are defective parts to blame. For motorcycles, problems have been known to arise from these areas:
• Rear Brakes Malfunction
• Brake Lights Malfunction
• Leak in Fuel Pump
• Engine Stall
What can I do?
If you feel you have a claim, our attorneys would like to talk to you. You may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.