Glendale Motorcycle Defect Accident Lawyers
Bikers in Los Angeles already have to be extra-cautious while out on the road. But even the most diligent and responsible biker can still be the victim of an accident due to a defective motorcycle part.
Even if you were not at fault for your injuries, the insurance company that owes you will try and get away with paying out as little as possible. Since defective parts often come straight from the manufacturer, that means tackling the lawyers for a big corporation. At Aghabegian & Associates, PC, our team of Glendale motorcycle defect accident attorneys will fight hard for the compensation you deserve. It doesn’t matter how powerful our opponent is: negligence is still negligence. Contact our office at (818) 507-4311 to learn more in a free consultation.
Unlike drivers and passengers protected by the exterior of a car, motorcyclists are exposed and vulnerable to the surrounding environment. When a car collides with a motorcycle, chances are the motorcyclist will be hurt or killed – and the driver unharmed. Because of this, any defects in a motorcycle can be literally deadly. Our law firm has seen many issues with motorcycle parts and machinery in the Southland, including faulty or defective:
- Handlebars and other mechanisms designed for controlling direction and speed
- Dashboard parts, such as gauges and other mechanisms designed to provide information while driving
It’s easy to assume that the manufacturer of the bike or part is to blame – and they very well may be – but if a licensed mechanic or shop installed the faulty part, they may also be liable for your injuries if the part caused you to crash. That means you should speak to a lawyer about filing an auto product liability claim for compensation.
In California, you must wear a DOT-approved motorcycle helmet while riding. It’s the law. California is a comparative negligence state; if you were partially at fault for an accident (or worsening your own injuries), a jury can assign you a percentage of fault and take away some compensation. However, you are only barred from filing a lawsuit at all if you were 50% or more at fault, and with a good attorney, you may be able to present a strong case for compensation. After all, a motorcycle defect is out of the driver’s control. As long as you were obeying the law and being safe in all other ways, you may be able to recover money for your injuries, even if you didn’t have your helmet on at the time of the crash. Speak to our law firm to see if you have a case.
Motorcycle defects can be caused by several different factors. Perhaps it was a faulty part made in the factory that a manufacturer should have recalled. Maybe it was a failed repair made by a mechanic after you brought the bike in to be serviced. If you were renting or borrowing the bike, the defect could also be the responsibility of the motorcycle owner, as failing to keep a bike properly maintained yet letting someone else use it is the very definition of negligence.
Our team of Glendale motorcycle accident attorneys at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, will work with you in determining who is at fault for the motorcycle defect and how to reach a successful outcome in your case. Product liability claims are more complicated since they involve technical details. But no matter who is to blame, their insurance company won’t want to pay you what you are owed. We will fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Call our Glendale office today at (818) 507-4311 to receive a free consultation.
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