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Motorcycle Accidents, Product Defects, and Recalls

Riding a motorcycle is unlike anything else a person can experience. Feeling the wind on your face, seeing the world around as it fly’s past you on the road, and the freedom to cut through traffic is something unique for those who travel on motorcycles. And while they are both exhilarating and travel efficient, they are also extremely dangerous ride. A number of factors can lead to accidents for riders including driver negligence on behalf of the motorcyclist, driver negligence for others on the road, dangers on the road or highway itself, as well as defective motorcycles and parts.

What many may not realize is that one small malfunction on a bike could result in a disaster for its rider, which is why the government has established the National Highway Traffic Safety Association to conduct recalls on different transportation devices. A recall is a means of protecting the consumers from accidents from safety issues and defects that a vehicle or motorcycle may be experiencing. In order for a safety recall to be made, the NHTSA will thoroughly investigate the matter and determined that the product was in fact defective and therefore a danger to the people.

Even in the event that a defect is found and a recall is not conducted by the NHTSA, it is still the responsibility of the manufacturer to notify the people and take action for a remedy of the problem and then if needed to conduct their own recall on the product. In some cases a number of accidents and injuries may have led to the discovery of a certain defect, thereby making the manufacturer responsible for the accidents. Even when a person hears of a recall and they were not notified by the manufacturer, it is still their right to obtain a remedy free of charge according to the federal safety laws.

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident due to a defective part, whether it was recalled or not, please do not hesitate to contact a Pasadena personal injury lawyer. At McGee, Lerer & Associates, we are committed to helping our clients fight for the compensation that is rightfully theirs after a wrongful injury. In the tragic even that you recently lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, our firm can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit against those who are responsible for your loss. Our firm is equipped to handle a variety of personal injury cases, and we are ready to help your family receive the just compensation that tis deserved after tragic motorcycle accident. Please contact our firm today to discuss your case, and together we can determine the best course of action for you.