Motorcycles are many times more likely to be involved in damaging accidents than other motor vehicles, meaning that riders need to be extra vigilant while on the road. When you’re riding defensively to protect your skin, the last thing you need is for your own bike to harm you.

If your crash was caused by a defective part, you may have a product liability case. A Salt Lake City motorcycle accident defective part lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates will have extensive experience dealing with motorcycle accidents and will be more than capable of helping you hold a motorcycle or parts manufacturer accountable for your accident-related injuries and damages.


What Went Wrong?

When vital parts fail during your ride, there is nowhere for you to go but down. Resulting injuries can affect you for the rest of your life. While building your case, it’s essential that we determine what failed and why.

Some of the more likely parts and systems to fail due to manufacturer error include the following:

  • Electrical system
  • Cooling system
  • Clutch
  • Brakes and pads
  • Engine
  • Fuel tank
  • Rear flange
  • Drive system
  • Handlebars
  • Tires


Bad Design, Faulty Manufacturing, and Compromised Materials

In a product liability case, the motorcycle manufacturer is often held liable for one of two things:

  1. Dangerous design
  2. Faulty production

Sometimes the materials used to build a bike are not up to standard, while at other times bad designs result in parts that break—either of which could mean manufacturers are at fault. Bad alloys and other contaminants can weaken parts that then rupture under stress. No matter which party is suspected, it must be proven that the rider didn’t misuse the motorcycle before blaming someone else.


Motorcycle Manufacturer Recalls

As with cars, motorcycle manufacturers often recall parts when defects come to light. BMW Motorcycles conducted a recall in 2016 for a faulty rear-wheel flange that caused back wheels to fall off. In 2014, Harley Davidson recalled some motorcycles due to an ignition problem that would cause them to stall mid-ride. In the same year, they recalled still more vehicles due to a brake-line issue.

To see if your vehicle had any troublesome parts, use The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s searchable database of defects and recalls.


Why Involve a Salt Lake City Motorcycle Accident Defective Part Lawyer?

Don’t pay for someone else’s mistake! If you suspect your crash happened because of a defective part, an insurance company might be made to pay for any injuries or vehicle damages you have sustained. In fact, it may be proven that you need reimbursement for some or all of the following:

  • Disfigurement and disability
  • Lost wages due to time off work—both current and future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Do not blindly accept a settlement from an insurance adjuster before finding out what your case is really worth. One of our attorneys can represent your case best when negotiating with insurance companies, and if they are not willing to pay what you deserve, we can go to battle for you in court.


Get a Salt Lake City Attorney Working on Your Case

Craig Swapp & Associates has extensive experience in motorcycle accidents and has guided many riders through the tough time after a crash. We know how to deal with product liability issues and insurance loopholes. We know how to get the most from insurance companies who, however nice they seem, are more interested in their bottom line than getting you the best reimbursement.

By instigating a case, not only can you get the compensation you deserve from a lawsuit, but you also might help expose a defect that can save the lives of others.

Contact us for a free case review before valuable evidence disappears or the statute of limitations runs out: dial 1-800-404-9000 or complete the form below. We have helped many accident victims just like you find justice.