TEXAS MOTORCYCLE RECALL AND INJURY ATTORNEY
Motorcyclists are at an increased risk of injury following an accident compared to motor vehicle drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2014, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic crash fatalities despite making up only three percent of the registered vehicle total in the United States. Unfortunately, riders have another thing to worry about besides automobile drivers that could cause equally devastating injuries.
Just like cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, motorcycles are sometimes subjected to recalls. Motorcycle recalls are issued when a manufacturing defect is present that poses a danger or threat to motorcyclists’ safety. Sadly, these defects may not be noticed or discovered until a person suffers a severe injury or is killed in an accident.
Victims of dangerous and faulty motorcycles have rights that deserve protection and damages that they are entitled to recover for their injuries. Motorcycle manufacturers have a duty to ensure their vehicles are safe and compliant with federal safety standards before they are placed on the market. When defects due occur, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure consumers are notified and all defective motorcycles are repaired in a timely manner.
COMMON CAUSES OF A MOTORCYCLE RECALL
Motorcycles are similar to other vehicles in that there are many different parts and equipment that can end up faulty or manufactured with a defect. Common motorcycle defects include:
- Fuel tank
- Fuel line
A small defect can have catastrophic consequences for motorcyclists, who do not have the same protection afforded to them as automobile drivers by a seatbelt and airbag.
INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Whether caused by a recalled motorcycle or a reckless automobile driver, motorcycle crash injuries are oftentimes debilitating and nearly always severe.
Serious injuries caused by a motorcycle wreck include:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Head injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED MOTORCYCLE RECALL AND DEFECT ATTORNEY
If you or a loved one were injured due to a recalled or defective motorcycle, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Our experienced vehicle recall lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your claim. Our team of legal professionals are ready to take immediate action on your case. You may be entitled to compensation if a manufacturer’s negligence lead to your injuries.
Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. Call us today for a free legal consultation.