Motorcycles are, unsurprisingly, some of the most dangers vehicles on the roads, even when they are functioning correctly and are being operated safely. Motorcycles offer very few protections for their riders and they often travel and high rates of speed. Many drivers fail to see them, causing accidents. Because of the inherent safety issues with motorcycles, it is critical that they are correctly designed in order to meet riders’ safety needs. If a mechanical problem with a motorcycle is the cause of an accident, the manufacturer may be held liable for damages.
Motorcycles have a lot of moving parts, any of which can fail, causing an accident. Wheels may not be properly aligned. Brakes can fail to cause a motorcycle to stop or can cause a motorcycle to stop too suddenly. Accelerator defects can cause the motorcycle to speed up too quickly or to fail to accelerate when needed. A malfunctioning kickstand can cause the motorcycle to fall on the rider. In any of those situations, the motorcycle’s manufacturer or another party may be held liable for the accident.
If you have been injured in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident, you must be careful to safeguard as much evidence as possible, which can help determine if a defect with the motorcycle or someone else’s negligence caused the accident. If your motorcycle was ever recalled, that can provide evidence of a defect with the bike.
Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney at 310-385-0567 if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.