Louisville Motorcycle Defect Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most serious and deadly motor vehicle accidents across every city and every state in the nation. No matter the cause, all motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause crippling injuries and in many instances, death. In fact, statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation report that in 2015, there were almost 5,000 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes—14 percent of all traffic fatalities in the country that year—with thousands of more injuries. One of the most common causes of these accidents is motorcycle defects, which are present from the day they are assembled and shipped from the manufacturer. And while regulations and recalls are put in place or issued to limit these types of mistakes, they still happen every year, putting innocent riders at serious risk.
Unlike other motor vehicles, motorcycles lack the necessary safety features to keep riders safe in the event of an accident. And while riders do wear protective helmets, thick and rugged clothing, and heavy boots to protect themselves in the event of a crash, it doesn’t compare to airbags, seatbelts, or the other safety features others take for granted. And when unexpecting motorcyclists are involved in an accident because of a defect or malfunction, riders are unable to react in time to avoid devastating injuries.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a traffic accident because of a negligent motorcycle manufacturer, you may be facing tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma. Facing these bills without the help of financial compensation may seem insurmountable. That’s why you need a skilled and experienced legal professional with you every step of the way to fight for your rights and recover the compensation you need to survive. Contact a Louisville motorcycle defect attorney today by calling the Sampson Law Firm at (502) 584-5050 and speak with a legal representative about your next step.
Why Choose Sampson Law Firm?
Since 1997, the Sampson Law Firm has been serving the community of Louisville and its individuals in their time of need. Motorcycle accidents cause serious injuries from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries and even internal injuries that require extensive medical care or rehabilitation. The Louisville motorcycle accidents understand these injuries can be costly physically, emotionally, and financially and bring empathy and compassion to every single motorcycle accident case we handle. We have a reputation of relentlessly pursuing financial compensation, even if it means going to trial, and promise to take this impassioned and aggressiveness to your case. Call and speak with a legal representative today.
Motorcycle Defect Cases We Handle
Motorcyclists are passionate about riding and especially passionate about maintaining and tending to their bikes. For many riders, their bike is their most cherished possession, and they spend hours tending to and caring for it when they aren’t on the road. Unfortunately, even if a rider is familiar with the feel and sound of their motorcycle, they can be completely surprised and caught off guard in the event of a manufacturing defect, causing serious and unavoidable accidents.
It is the duty and responsibility of motorcycle manufacturers to design, build, and sell bikes free of defects to help keep riders safe at all times. When they don’t, it’s important that you hold these manufacturers accountable for their reckless actions. In some cases, manufacturers are aware of defects for weeks or months and do nothing, putting thousands of innocent lives at risk. Contact a Louisville motorcycle accident attorney today if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by any of the following defects:
- Faulty brakes: Like any motor vehicle, a motorcycle’s brakes are essential for staying safe on the road. If they don’t work properly or fail when engaged, they can cause serious accidents.
- Engine failure: When engines unexpectedly stall or quit running completely it puts riders in danger.
- Tire blowouts: Unlike other vehicles, motorcycles have only two tires, and if one blows it can cause the rider to lose control.
- Frame: The motorcycle frame supports every action the rider makes on the road. From small fractures to major cracks, any defect in the frame could lead to structural failure and a serious accident.
- Fuel tank or fuel line defect: When fuel tanks or fuel lines are faulty, they can cause gas leaks that could lead to a fire in the event of an accident.
- Any other design defects that lead to accidents
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to any of the reasons above, it’s important you take action to protect yourself from financial ruin. Medical bills or a lifetime of rehabilitation care can cost you tens of thousands of dollars, a nearly insurmountable amount of money if you don’t recover damages. And while riding a motorcycle is inherently a dangerous activity, it can be more dangerous when manufacturers act negligently.
Contact a Louisville Motorcycle Accident Attorney
No matter how routinely you care for and maintain your motorcycle, some accidents can be unavoidable if a motorcycle manufacturer or distributor acts recklessly and sells a faulty product. For many riders, the defect may not show up for months or even years after purchasing, catching riders and passengers completely off guard. A skilled and experienced attorney can look at the details of your accident and build a defective product case against the motorcycle manufacturer or the company itself. To learn more about your legal options and to take the first step toward recovering financial compensation, contact the Louisville motorcycle defect attorneys of Sampson Law Firm today by calling us at (502) 584-5050 and schedule a free consultation.
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