At Choulos Choulos & Wyle, you will find a team of senior attorneys and a dedicated professional staff that actively champion motorcycle safety. As lawyers with a passion for bikes and the open road, we take any possibility that a motorcycle manufacturing defect, faulty component, or bad repairs caused a crash very seriously. On top of our longstanding commitment to holding drivers accountable for negligence on the road, we are dedicated to identifying and proving manufacturer negligence when a bike fails because some company or individual cut corners on safety.
Anytime a motorcyclist is injured in an accident, it is advisable to secure assistance from an attorney. This is particularly true if a defect is the suspected cause of the crash. In most cases, a motorcycle accident victim will not have the resources or legal experience necessary to conduct a full investigation. A San Francisco motorcycle defect attorney will have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation into every party involved. They will:
We always ask our clients to describe everything they can remember about a motorcycle accident. In many cases, we also bring in established experts from our nationwide network to reconstruct and analyze critical aspects of the crash.
In motorcycle defect cases, there could be various liable parties. Most certainly, one of the first parties to investigate in these instances will be the motorcycle manufacturer. If the motorcycle company allowed a faulty vehicle to be sold, they could be held liable for damages. However, it is important to realize that motorcycles are built using parts from dozens of manufacturers, any of which could also share liability if they provided faulty parts to the manufacturer.
It is also not uncommon for motorcycles to undergo significant alterations by third parties before they are sold to consumers. Third-party companies often purchase motorcycles from the original manufacturer, customize the vehicle, and then sell it to the consumer. If a third party is the reason for the motorcycle defect, they could be held liable for injury and property damage expenses.
It is also important to note that other drivers could still be held liable and these accidents. While a motorcycle defect may have contributed to the incident, if another driver involved was also negligent, they may also share some liability and responsibility for covering crash-related expenses. Under California’s contributory negligence laws, various parties could be held liable and share responsibility for covering compensation paid out to a victim.
If your suspicions or evidence at the scene indicates your bike failed in some way, we will take that possibility seriously and get to the truth. Under California products liability law, you may be able to take action against a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or repair facility. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages or support, pain and suffering, and other damages you suffered because of defects such as:
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a defect in the motorcycle or a motorcycle part, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, our qualified team has extensive experience helping clients in the aftermath of these situations. Our goal is to investigate your case in order to secure all compensation you may be entitled to, including compensation from companies and manufacturers. This could include the following:
A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer in San Francisco will work with medical and economic experts in the case to properly calculate total damages in the case. The total amount of compensation awarded will vary depending on the facts of each particular case, including injury severity, total property damage, whether the motorcyclist is disabled, total pain and suffering, and more.
We count on our bikes to perform reliably, recognizing that there are many other roadway challenges we cannot control. When a manufacturer puts profit above safety, we are determined to make them pay for that choice.
To work closely with a San Francisco motorcycle defect lawyer determined to isolate what caused your crash and take decisive action on your behalf, contact us today at Choulos Choulos & Wyle.