Could a motorcycle defect cause you to wreck?

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Going out on your motorcycle at the weekend can relieve some stress after a busy week. North Carolina has some beautiful spots to go and visit. Perhaps you opt to take the motorcycle to work each day because it’s cheaper and more efficient? In any case, you want to keep yourself safe on the roadways. 

One way to protect yourself is to ride defensively at all times, but this is not all there is to it. Your bike needs to be in optimal condition. If it is fresh out of the factory, then the manufacturers should have carried out the relevant safety checks. If you recently took it for a service at your local dealership, then the service team should have made sure it was roadworthy. 

Unfortunately, things don’t always pan out this way. Your bike could be defective, placing you at serious risk of an accident. 

The structure of the bike 

Before adding the wheels, engine and other components, all bikes start out as a frame. If the initial foundations of a motorcycle are flawed, then the other aspects will do little to protect the rider. Even a small crack in the frame that goes unnoticed could worsen once a rider takes to the road. If the structure of the bike fails at high speeds, then the operator is almost certain to wind up in a devastating collision.  

Faulty brakes 

While all aspects of a motorcycle work together to provide maximum security and comfort, there are few components more important than the brakes. Other road users commonly fail to see motorcyclists, so the rider always needs to be prepared for an emergency stop. If brakes are faulty after purchase or service, then the user is in serious danger. 

Traveling on two wheels can be rewarding, efficient and fun, but there are also risks. These risks should not be heightened by negligence from those responsible for manufacturing and maintenance. If you have been injured because of someone else’s conduct, be sure to look into your legal options