Motorcycle accidents happen every day for various reasons, but some of the most concerning accidents occur not because of the fault of the driver or other drivers on the road. On some occasions, motorcycle crashes occur because of motorcycle defects and flaws in the design of the motorcycle. Consumers put their trust in manufacturers and expect that the products that they purchase are safe and reliable. However, every year, there are many cases of consumers suffering injuries and even death due to defective products, including motor vehicles. When manufacturers build motorcycles with defects or defective parts, it puts motorcyclists and other drivers and pedestrians at risk. If it is determined that a motorcycle was designed with defects that caused a motorcycle accident, the manufacturer may be legally held liable for their negligence.
According to a recent news report, a 44-year-old died after a motorcycle crash in Frederick County, Maryland. A group of motorcyclists were traveling northbound when a 2011 Harley Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle began to wobble and the driver lost control. The motorcycle went down and the driver was ejected. The driver unfortunately was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation should be conducted to determine the cause of the accident, including whether the accident was possibly caused by a defect in the motorcycle.
Motorcycle defects can range from defects in the brakes, defective tires, and/or defects in various other parts. Riders and drivers should pay attention to any motor vehicle recalls. A recall happens if there is a particular defect in a vehicle that applies to many of the vehicles that fall under the same model. If you believe you suffered injuries from a motorcycle accident due to motorcycle defects, an experienced lawyer can help you navigate how to file a claim and hold the manufacturer responsible for their negligence in product design.
How Can You Prove a Product Liability Claim After a Motorcycle Accident?
If possible, it is important to collect evidence from the scene of the accident. This includes documenting any information that might be relevant, taking photos of the motor vehicles involved, taking photos of any skid marks or debris left at the scene of the accident, and even taking videos. It is also important to connect quickly with an experienced personal injury and motorcycle accident lawyer.
Have You Suffered Injuries From a Motorcycle Accident in Maryland?
If someone you know has died in a collision on a motorcycle in Maryland, contact the dedicated attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen for a free consultation. Our attorneys have ample experience in helping clients navigate difficult litigation and are committed to helping clients secure the damages they deserve. Connect with our firm today if you are a driver or victim wanting to pursue a personal injury case and we can help answer your questions or guide you through making your claim. To schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our team, contact us at 800-654-1949.