What if My Motorcycle Accident Was Caused by a Defective Part?
To many, motorcycles embody freedom. But the reality is that safe riding entails playing defense. Other vehicles often don’t see or respect motorcycles, and some even tailgate or drive aggressively to try to get them to move out of their lane.
Even if you do everything right, accidents can happen. In the case of defective parts, negligence by the manufacturer, mechanic, distributor, or some other entity in the production and sales chain can cause you to experience a motorcycle crash.
If this is a situation you find yourself in, you need to find out which part caused the damage and work with a Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates to hold the right person accountable in order to get the reimbursement you deserve.
Why Did This Happen to Me?
If you are currently looking for answers to the question “what if my motorcycle accident was caused by a defective part,” you may also be recovering from injuries and wondering if you are entitled to a settlement.
If you suspect the crash happened because of a defective part, an insurance company or parts manufacturer might be made to pay for any damages to both your vehicle and your health:
- Disability or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Restitution for lost wages, reduction of earning capacity, probable future lost wages
- Psychological trauma, such as grief, depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Property damage
- Motorcycle repair or replacement
Entities at fault could include the mechanic you used, the manufacturer of the motorcycle or part, the parts distributor, or the retail outlet where your motorcycle or part was purchased.
Proving Defective Product Cases
In order to receive damages, you have to understand the tactics used by insurance companies. No matter how much goodwill and friendliness they project in their ads, they are not in business to compensate you as much money as possible. That’s a lawyer’s job to ensure, and we’ll do everything we can to help you with it.
There are different angles to defective part cases, such as negligence, cause of action, breach of warranty, product liability—all of which we have substantial experience dealing with. While developing your case, we will research the product chain and collect any evidence needed to prove that the product was unsound. From there, it will be possible to determine who was at fault and to pursue damages from them.
In most personal injury cases, awards come from insurance companies and no single person bears the burden of the expenses alone. Bringing the matter to light can help stop whatever unsafe behavior or business practice is happening so other people don’t get hurt. Many cases reach a settlement without ever going to court.
Don’t Pay for Someone Else’s Mistake
Craig Swapp and Associates is both experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to lawsuits involving motorcycle accidents. We have guided many riders through the tough times after a crash. Whether product liability issues or insurance loopholes come into play, we’ll be able to advise you on how to proceed.
You can call us for free and speak about your concerns with an experienced Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyer. Don’t wait; call now by dialing 1-800-404-9000 before valuable evidence disappears. Or, if you prefer, you can also reach us by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.