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Can Manufacturers Be at Fault for Motorcycle Accidents?

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Motorcycle Accidents That Result From Manufacturing Errors in New York

When motorcycle accidents occur, the results are often devastating. Those involved usually end up with serious injuries if they survive the collision. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists do not survive these accidents. While wearing safety gear and taking precautionary measures on the road are both imperative, it is not always easy to avoid an accident when there is an issue with the motorcycle because of a manufacturing mistake.

After the accident happens, the motorist is often rushed to the hospital where they undergo emergency medical treatment. Those that survive these accidents often deal with major trauma because they may have broken limbs, traumatic brain injuries, fractures, and lacerations throughout their bodies. The injuries may cause long-lasting medical problems that would require years of therapy, treatment, and medication. Figuring out who caused the accident and why it happened is often time-consuming and challenging. A lawyer will usually need to get involved in this process to perform an investigation and find out what really happened.

More Risks on the Road

Motorcyclists, unfortunately have more risks to deal with than other motorists do when they are on the road, often because other drivers on the road fail to watch out or yield to motorcycles. Furthermore, motorcyclists are not nearly as protected as motorists in vehicles. When a person is inside a vehicle, they have that barrier of protection to help them in the event of a collision. The barrier is something motorcyclists simply do not have. The number of bike fatalities is, unfortunately, on the rise. More motorcyclists are losing their lives due to accidents that are happening on the road, some of which are caused by poorly manufactured bikes and vehicles.

Figuring Out Who is Accountable for the Accident

After the accident, it is necessary to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to help with figuring out who is accountable for the accident. If certain parts were not installed properly or were damaged when installed, they could cause issues for the person on the bike. Proving that this is what happened can take time, but an attorney would know how to gather the right amount of evidence to substantiate any claims made against the manufacturer.

Getting Legal Help After an Accident

There is a lot that happens after a motorcycle accident. The people involved are often sent to the hospital to receive as much medical attention as they need. Those involved will also need to start searching for an attorney to talk to about what happened and what they think may have caused the accident. For example, the motorcyclist may believe the accident occurred because of a defective part that failed to work while he or she was riding on the road. If so, the attorney would begin looking into the situation a bit further, putting the pieces of the puzzle together and representing the client when filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the bike or parts that were installed on it.

Contact A New York Personal Injury Lawyer To Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Case Today

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a motorcycle accident in New York? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. Proner & Proner represents clients injured due to motorcycle accidents in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and throughout New York. Call 212-500-1003 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 1503, New York, New York 10165, as well as offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Bethel, and Queens.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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