Dallas Motorcycle Accident Caused by Defective Parts Lawyer
Did defective parts on your motorcycle cause your injuries? Many people in Dallas overlook the possibility of defective motorcycle parts after an accident, but one simple issue can have catastrophic consequences. If a defect might have caused your injuries, talk to a Dallas motorcycle defective parts lawyer today.
Our Dallas lawyers can help. We know how to research the situation and build a strong liability case to help you seek compensation. If you did not cause your injuries, you should not have to pay for the costs.
To get a FREE consultation and get the help you deserve, call (214) 305-8277 or contact us online. We do not charge you a fee unless we win you a settlement, so there is no risk to you. Reach out today for your FREE consultation.
Determining Who Is at Fault for Defective Motorcycle Parts
When one driver causes an accident, the legal side of things is more straightforward. Since Texas is a fault state, the at-fault party in a Dallas motorcycle accident is liable for the damages. However, when a vehicle defect leads to an accident, the case can become a little more complicated.
The at-fault party for a defective motorcycle parts injury might include:
- The parts manufacturer
- The motorcycle manufacturer
- A motorcycle dealership
- An auto supply shop
- A used vehicle dealer
- A third-party driver
Many defects occur when something goes wrong during the manufacturing process. Since the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 was passed, manufacturers must recall vehicles that don’t meet federal safety standards or that have safety-related defects.
If a manufacturer fails to report or recall a defect, its negligence can make them liable for any resulting injuries. Unfortunately, errors do happen. Since the Safety Act was passed, over 390 million vehicles, including motorcycles, have been recalled so that safety defects can be corrected.
Discovering who is responsible for your defective motorcycle parts is not easy, especially if more than one party is partially at fault. Thankfully, a Dallas motorcycle defective parts lawyer can help investigate and figure out who is to blame, so you know where to file a claim.
What to Do if Defective Motorcycle Parts Injured You
If defective parts caused your accident or injuries, you can probably seek compensation through a product liability claim. Product liability laws are usually handled on a state level, which is the case for Texas. A local lawyer can help you build a strong case by:
- Gathering evidence from the scene of your injury
- Investigating the cause of the vehicle defects and how they caused your injuries
- Interviewing any eyewitnesses to your injury accident
- Calculating your total damages
- Protecting you from the at-fault party’s insurance company
Insurance Companies Are Not on Your Side
Insurance companies are for-profit businesses that care most about their bottom line. After someone files a personal injury or product liability claim with an insurance company, their representatives will spring into action. They might even reach out to you and sound kind and friendly — but don’t be fooled.
Insurance adjusters have many tactics that they will use to reduce how much they have to pay on a claim. Be on the lookout for any of the following actions:
- Calling you and asking how you’re feeling, then using even a simple reply of “fine” or “okay” against you
- Downplaying the severity of your injuries so that you question yourself
- Making you feel like your case can be resolved without professional legal help
- Asking you to give a recorded statement that might be used against you later
- Offering a quick, upfront settlement and trying to convince you that it’s the best offer
If the at-fault party’s insurance company reaches out to you, they are above all looking for ways to reduce their costs. They know that you are probably feeling vulnerable, unsure of yourself, and stressed about your expenses after an accident. Sadly, insurance adjusters are skilled at using an accident victim’s helplessness against them.
Be particularly careful not to accept any settlement offer, sign anything, or agree to give a recorded statement without consulting with a lawyer first. Even if you are hesitant to work with a lawyer, we urge you to schedule a free consultation to know your legal options.
To get set up with a FREE consultation, call us at (214) 305-8277 or contact us online and we’ll match you with the best lawyer for your needs.
Damages You Can Claim in a Motorcycle Defective Parts Case
If you did not cause the defects that injured you, you should not have to pay for the damages. In your product liability claim, you’ll need to list and provide proof of all of your losses.
Medical costs typically make up the most significant portion of a motorcycle defect case. Depending on the details of how you were injured, you might have medical expenses like:
- Doctor bills
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
Keep track of all medical bills, records, and receipts as you get treatment. You’ll need to include these as proof in your claim.
If you were working before you were injured, you’ll probably need to miss work time because of your injuries and treatment needs. You can demonstrate lost wages through work records and past pay stubs.
If your injuries keep you from working in the same capacity as before, you might also be able to claim lost earning capacity.
If the defective parts caused additional damage to your motorcycle or other personal property, you can include those costs in your claim.
Pain and Suffering
Defective parts can also cause injuries that impact your emotional well-being. Common pain and suffering damages include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
Pain and suffering damages can’t be proven through documentation like medical bills, so it’s best to get help from a lawyer. Your lawyer can help you accurately calculate each damage so you know what type of settlement you deserve.
Get a Free Consultation with a Dallas Motorcycle Defective Parts Lawyer Today
If defective motorcycle parts injured you, don’t wait to get the help you deserve. Our Dallas lawyers can handle the legal side of things and fight for your compensation rights at no risk. We do not get paid unless we win you compensation.
To get your FREE consultation as soon as possible, call us at (214) 305-8277 or contact us online today.