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Defective motorcycles require recalls to help prevent injuries

On behalf of Restovich Braun & Associates posted in motorcycle accidents on Monday, June 15, 2015.

Think back to when you purchased your motorcycle. Chances are good that you did some research before you purchased it. You may have even looked into some of the safety features and the safety record of the motorcycle. But, have you ever considered what would happen if the motorcycle manufacturer dropped the ball and ended up putting a motorcycle on the market that wasn't safe?

The quick answer to that question is that a recall would have to be issued. When a recall is issued, the manufacturer has to let you know since you are the motorcycle owner. The problem with recalls is that they sometimes occur after a person has been injured because of the safety issue.

The manufacturer must also file a public report that contains information about the motorcycle recall. It has to include major events that led to the recall, a recall schedule, a description of the recall's remedy, the actual safety defect and the vehicle information pertaining to the recall. This is in addition to notifying owners.

If you or your loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a defective product that has been recalled or should be recalled, you might decide that you want to pursue compensation for the injuries you suffered. It is important to understand the liability of the manufacturer. It is also imperative that you seek medical care to help you with your injuries.

Knowing how to seek compensation and understanding why certain points are vital can help you if you decide that you want to seek damages from the motorcycle manufacturer if a defect is noted and a recall is issued.

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