Motorcycles are a fun and exciting mode of transportation that have become increasingly popular over the last decade. Riders enjoy the liberating feeling of riding a bike on remote highways and appreciate the convenience of owning a vehicle that has comparatively lower gasoline costs. However, it should come as no surprise to any rider that motorcycle riding does have a higher risk for injury and accident. Most motorcyclists take safety courses, respect the road, and practice safe driving to limit their risk of being involved in an accident.
Unfortunately, there are times when a rider goes down or is injured, not by his own riding mistake, but due to a faulty product or part on his bike. Manufacturers of motorcycle parts and frames have an obligation to their consumers to produce safe, working products that do not pose any potential risk for injury. If it is discovered that a certain item may be harmful to consumers, manufacturing companies must take the responsibility to inform consumers through proper labeling and, if necessary, product recalls.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of a defective motorcycle design or part, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturing company. Laws surrounding product liability can be complicated, so it is best to seek legal advice to learn about the rights that you have.
In a product liability claim, it is common that the plaintiff must prove the following:
If you have been seriously injured in a Georgia motorcycle accident due to a defective part or design, you need to hire an experienced motorcycle injury attorney to protect your rights.
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