A motorcycle accident in Chicago can be very dangerous, which means precautions should be taken to decrease or completely avoid the risks. However, part of your duty as a motorist, is to perform regular maintenance checks on your motorcycle to make sure it is in good shape and free of defects. Sometimes, a motorcycle defect may be related to the manufacturer’s design. In this case, the manufacturer may be completely responsible for repairing, replacing or refunding your money.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle manufacturers are required to notify the public of recall through appropriate means, and solve the problem at no cost to motorcycle owners.There are grave risks of riding defective motorcycles, which include bodily injuries, injuries to other motorists, and damages to your motorcycle. Common defective parts on motorcycles include:
- handle bar;
- rear tire; and
- fuel tanks.
Depending on the defective part of the motorcycle, instability, wobbling or even a fire may begin while riding. If you have sustained injuries as a result of riding a defective motorcycle, the manufacturer may be sued in a personal injury lawsuit.It is important that you report all defects to your local dealer, the manufacturer’s main office, or the NHTSA in order to prevent motorcycle accidents in Chicago. The NHTSA has a system in place to conduct investigations of motorcycle defect reports, and the administration will order the manufacturer to schedule a recall when a defect is confirmed. Visit our article library to learn more about motorcycle manufacturer defects. Injuries that result from motorcycle accidents are often more severe than automobile accidents. If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident due to manufacturer’s defects, then a Chicago personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. can help you with your case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – (312) 263-1080.