Recalled and Defective Motorcycle Cases
A motorcycle offers riders an unparalleled and exhilarating travel experience; however‚ these small vehicles are unique and require skilled handling and expert manufacturing in order to ensure motorcycle riders stay safe while on the open road. Motorcycle accidents are known to cause serious injuries to drivers and their passengers‚ and while there are a number of causes of this devastating type of traffic accident‚ some may be out of the control of the driver. One such cause is a motorcycle defect‚ which will likely result in a motorcycle recall.
A motorcycle recall is issued when a potentially hazardous defect is discovered which may put the safety of motorcyclists in danger‚ but a dangerous defect may not be discovered until it is too late and an innocent rider has already been injured or lost their life. As such‚ it is imperative motorcycle riders in the Golden State understand that they have the legal right to pursue compensation from those responsible for the accident.
The Responsibility of Motorcycle Manufacturers
Motorcycle safety recalls are generally issued either by the manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in response to a discovered defect in the motorcycle or one of its integral parts. The motorcycle manufacturer must file a report describing several things‚ including a description of the remedy‚ the safety-related defect or noncompliance with a federal standard‚ and the events that resulted in the recall. Manufacturers are legally obligated to notify owners of the recalled motorcycle or motorcycle part‚ and also provide a free remedy to resolve the problem.
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Holding Negligent Manufacturers Responsible After a Motorcycle Recall
Being involved in a motorcycle accident is devastating and can seriously impact the life of a victim‚ but when the collision is caused by another party’s negligence‚ it can be overwhelming for an accident victim to understand. In the event a motorcycle crash was caused by a motorcycle defect and recall‚ injured victims are legally able to pursue compensation for any accident-related damages he or she may have endured. Proving that a motorcycle defect was the cause of your accident can be difficult‚ but an experienced San Diego vehicle defect lawyer can be a victim’s best asset as they are able to gather evidence‚ consult with experts‚ and conduct an overall investigation that will prove the manufacturer’s negligence was the singular cause of your injuries.
Protecting the Rights of Injured San Diego Motorcycle Recall Victims
Motorcycle manufacturers are legally and ethically obligated to produce a vehicle that is hazard-free and safe for riders to use‚ but when the manufacturer puts profit before safety‚ an innocent motorcyclist may pay the price. A manufacturer should thoroughly test their vehicles for possible hazards before it is sold on the market‚ and if a defect does exist‚ they have the responsibility to warn consumers properly and in a timely fashion. If they fail to do either‚ a dangerous accident may occur.
The San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys of the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers understand the great impact an accident can have on the life and well-being of a rider and are fully committed to protecting your rights and obtaining the compensation you need to recover. Negligent motorcycle makers should be held legally accountable for the harm caused by their actions.
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