Motorcycle Product Liability and Defect Accidents In Buffalo, New York

Top Rated And Elite Defective Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious, and Hardworking Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain Extraordinary Results for Victims Seriously Injured in Accidents Involving Defective Motorcycles in Buffalo, New York.

Motorcycle AccidentsMotorcycle accidents occur frequently and can lead to devastating injuries and, in some instances, even fatalities. Oftentimes, other motorists involved in motorcycle-related crashes are quick to accuse motorcyclists of speeding or riding recklessly. While numerous accidents are caused by both negligent riders and drivers, many accidents are due to malfunctioning or defective motorcycles. Motorcycle crashes regularly take place for no apparent reason, not because of other motorists, alcohol, or other evident conditions. Unfortunately, riders are commonly blamed for accidents without ever knowing that their faulty bikes were the actual cause. Similar to any other mechanical products, motorcycles are susceptible to defects during both the design and manufacturing phases. Although the exact number of accidents that result from malfunctioning motorcycles or faulty repairs is widely unknown, bike recalls are a regular occurrence. In many instances, inspections can help uncover that faulty motorcycles were the real reasons behind crashes. When bikers ride substandard motorcycles, the risks of crashing and being severely injured are multiplied exponentially.

If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a faulty bike, you may be eligible to pursue a claim against the motorcycle manufacturing company, parts manufacturer, and any other parties responsible for your injuries. Victims of defective motorcycle accidents may be eligible for monetary compensation for their medical treatment, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future losses through a product liability lawsuit. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for people who were seriously injured in Buffalo, New York and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team of highly experienced and top rated defective motorcycle accident injury lawyers are determined, disciplined and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for injured riders in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and throughout New York State. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome sets us apart from the competition. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly qualified team offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. Jed Dietrich, Esq. would be honored to speak with you about your defective motorcycle accident claim. Call us today at 716-839-3939 to find out how we can help you!

Common Types of Motorcycle Defects

Common Types Of Motorcycle DefectsGenerally, motorcycle defects arise during the design or production phases. Numerous defects, such as motorcycle components, can substantially increase the risk of crashing. The most common types of motorcycle defects include:

  1. Defective design: Flawed designs often occur when a motorcycle’s designers and engineers fail to realize that their design is inherently dangerous. Motorcycles with faulty designs can wobble and be difficult to control, leading to a heightened risk of crashing.
  2. Tire defects: These defects can lead to treads unraveling from the tires, which commonly results in blowouts. Blowouts make it almost impossible for bikers to maintain control of the motorcycles and often lead to severe head-on collisions.
  3. Malfunctioning brakes: Faulty brakes, improper installation, or other problems related to poor maintenance can make motorcycles extremely difficult to stop or even slow down. Brake failure poses an obvious danger to the motorcyclists, as well as to other motorists, and pedestrians. Depending on the type of brake defect, the motorcycle manufacturer, brake parts manufacturer, or the mechanic that installed the brakes may be held liable.
  4. Faulty fuel systems: Due to the proximity of a motorcyclist’s body and exposed nature of the fuel system’s components, fuel defects commonly lead to severe burns to a victim’s body and lower extremities. For instance, placing the ignition too close to the fuel tank amplifies the risk of fire or explosion.
  5. Other manufacturing flaws: Every component plays a vital role in the proper maneuvering and operation of the motorcycle. If any parts are made from substandard materials, missing, or installed improperly, it can cause the motorcycle to malfunction, breakdown, or crash.


Proving Defective Motorcycle Product Liability Cases

Every component of a motorcycle must function properly to keep riders safe and prevent avoidable crashes. Regretfully, most motorcyclists have no idea that their bike is defective until a devastating accident occurs. Depending on the circumstances of an accident, the motorcycle’s designers, manufacturers, installers, mechanics, and dealers can be held liable for breaching their legal duty to ensure that their products did not pose any unreasonable safety risks. Under New York law, motorcycles must be reasonably safe for their intended use. To successfully demonstrate product liability, accident victims must show that the motorcycle was defective and created an unreasonable risk while riding. Product liability claims, especially ones involving motorcycles, can be remarkably technical, requiring extensive investigations, expert witnesses, thorough research, and testing to prove successfully.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s accomplished team has a long history of obtaining justice for victims of defective products. To help the jury determine that the motorcycle was defective due to a manufacturing flaw, we will collaborate with our world-renowned manufacturing experts to testify about industry standards, how the manufacturing process formed the defective motorcycle, and how the manufacturing defect caused your injury. For instance, a manufacturing expert may testify as to how the manufacturing of a motorcycle’s brake pads made it impossible to stop the bike and directly led to an accident. Evidence of motorcycle defects can be uncovered through the kind of damage that occurs to the bike, the motorcycle’s position after the crash, and the type of skid marks around the site. Our experienced product liability lawyers will act swiftly and suitably to develop the most effective legal strategy to enhance your chances of receiving the maximum compensation for all injuries suffered and guarantee that justice is delivered.

Injury Motorcycle AccidentsJed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and his battle-tested team of highly experienced faulty motorcycle accident injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York, are committed to safeguarding the legal rights of injured motorcyclists. If you, or a loved one, suffered severe injuries or worse in an accident involving a defective motorcycle, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York to handle your claim. After a motorcycle accident, your top priority should be recovering. Our compassionate team is here to help with the rest. Pursuing a product liability claim against the responsible party may be the only way to begin to recover. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading team possesses the knowledge and expertise necessary to investigate your faulty motorcycle accident claim meticulously and ensure that you obtain the highest possible recovery for your injuries. Our exceptional team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form. We are really to fight for the compensation that you deserve!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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