In general, there are two issues that must be considered in personal injury cases involving defective motorcycles and bicycles. First, was the accident caused by a manufacturer's defect? Secondly, can the accident be attributed to a design defect of the bike itself? Manufacturer defects typically involve the improper assembly of a bike or the use of bad alloys and compromised carbon fibers. When this happens, pedals can snap off, frames can weaken and bend, and wheel forks can break. Design defects usually involve inherent problems with how components of a motorcycle or bike function, resulting in an increased risk of injury to the rider. The product liability attorney of Choulos Choulos & Wyle represent clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area who were injured because of defective motorcycles or bike parts. As motorcycle owners and avid cyclists ourselves, we're familiar with mechanical and maintenance issues and understand how to prepare and present evidence involving manufacturing defects and design defects in motorcycles and bikes.
If your motorcycle or bike suddenly malfunctioned causing serious injuries to you or others, contact Choulos Choulos & Wyle. Our investigators will conduct tests on your bike to determine what caused its failure.
Defective Bikes and Serious Injuries
The personal injury attorneys at Choulos Choulos & Wyle represent clients injured due to all types of motorcycle and bicycle defects and failures, including:
- Snapped brake cables
- Broken chain
- Snapped pedals
- Broken handle bars
- Weakened spokes
- Improper torque fasteners
Who is Responsible for Your Injuries?
Under California law, the designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer can all be held legally liable for injuries caused by a defective product. When preparing your case, our lawyers look at everyone involved, given the severity of injuries that often result from defective motorcycles and bikes. Since head trauma, spinal cord injuries, road rash, even amputations are not uncommon when bikes fail, recovering damages proportional to your injuries and pain and suffering is essential.
Demand Accountability and Justice
People buy motorcycles and bicycles to enjoy them. There simply is no excuse for a bike to fail. We put manufacturers on notice by demanding answers and damages for our clients.
Help us help you and the safety of other bikers — contact the product liability lawyers at Choulos Choulos & Wyle today if you've been injured due to a defective motorcycle or bicycle in California.