Not all motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers or bad weather. There have been many cases in which a defective or malfunctioning motorcycle has caused serious bodily harm to the rider. When the motorcycle manufacturer is at fault for releasing a dangerous or defective model, he or she might be held liable for any riders injured due to that flaw.
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is one of the main organizations responsible for identifying motorcycle defects and issuing recall notices. When a major flaw is found in a bike model, it often makes national news to raise awareness among those who own that motorcycle.
In recent years, motorcycle recalls have been issued by several manufacturers on numerous models. The range of issues is vast, but the most common ones include:
- faulty wiring;
- improperly installed parts;
- electronic flaws;
- defective components; and
- leaking engine compartments or gas tanks.
These flaws can cause serious burns or increase the risk of loss of control, resulting in a serious crash. Make sure to maintain your bike maintenance and report any suspicious equipment behavior to a mechanic to reduce your risk of suffering a bike malfunction.
Contacting a Lexington Personal Injury Attorney
A Lexington personal injury attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your motorcycle accident. Louisville, Kentucky residents and the surrounding areas can benefit from our legal services in protecting your rights to a fair injury claim settlement. If you’ve been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210-8942.