New Jersey Motorcycle Defect Liability Attorneys

motorbike accident wrongful death settlementProducts liability law concerns the duty of manufacturers and sellers to make and sell products that are reasonably safe to consumers, this includes motorcycle manufacturers, foreign and domestic. Manufacturers owe this duty to direct users of the product, to reasonably foreseeable users of the product, and to those who may reasonably be expected to come into contact with the product. A successful products liability claims against a manufacturer proves that the product causing harm was not reasonably safe for its intended purposes. A product is not reasonably safe for its intended purpose because of:

  1. a manufacturing defect; or
  2. a failure to adequately warn or instruct; or
  3. a design defect.

Therefore if a motorcycle, or a component part, is defective which makes it unreasonably safe for its intended use (that is, riding it) and a party is injured or harmed as a result, there may be basis to file a products liability claim.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should do the following:

  • Seek necessary medical care and preserve medical documentation of your injuries
  • Report the accident to the police department and to your own insurance company
  • Do not speak with the insurance company of the vehicle which hit you without first consulting with an attorney
  • Contact an attorney as soon as possible to conduct an early investigation and preserve critical evidence
  • Do not settle without first consulting with an attorney – especially when you consider that the insurance company is really your adversary and will not have your interests in mind in any negotiation process

Here is a comprehensive list of manufacturers of motorcycles and motorcycle parts and accessories:

  • American Eagle Motorcycle Co
  • American Iron Horse Motorcycle Company
  • Aprilia Motorcycle Manufacturers
  • AR Streetrackers
  • Arrow Custom Cycle Ltd.
  • ATK
  • Bajaj Auto Ltd.
  • Big Dog Motorcycles
  • Benelli Motorcycles
  • Beta USA
  • Big Dog Motorcycles
  • Bimota Motorcycles
  • BMW
  • Boar Motorcycles
  • Boom Trikes UK
  • Boss Hoss Motorcycles
  • Britten Motorcycle Company Ltd.
  • Buell Motorcycle Company
  • Bridgestone Motorcycles
  • BSA Regal Group
  • Cagiva Motorcycles USA
  • California Custom Cycles
  • California Sidecar
  • Campagna Corporation
  • Carefree Custom Cycles
  • China Geely GroupCobra Motorcycle
  • Confederate Motorcycles
  • Death Row Choppers Motorcycles
  • Desperado Motorcycles – Desperado Motor Racing & Motorcycles, Inc.
  • DiBlasi of North America
  • DFT Trikes
  • Dong Tian
  • Ducati Motor S.p.A.
  • Ducati North America
  • Electric Moto Corporation
  • EMB Inc.
  • eGO Vehicles, Inc.
  • Fischer Motor Company
  • Gambler Motorcycle Co. Inc.
  • Genuine Scooter Company
  • Gilera
  • Hannigan
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Harley-Davidson Police Motorcycles
  • Her Chee Industrial
  • Hoffman Group
  • Honda Motorcycles USA
  • Hunwich HarropHusaberg Motor
  • Husqvarna USA
  • Independence Motorcycle Company
  • Indian Motorcycle Co.
  • Iron Eagle Motorcycles
  • JAWA Divisov
  • Junior Motorcycle
  • Kannon Motorcycles, Inc.
  • Kawasaki
  • Kodiak Motorcycle Manufacturing
  • KTM
  • KUMOTO Motorcycles
  • Lightning Motorcycles
  • Little BadAss Motorcycle Co.
  • Moto Laverda – Laverda Motorcycle USA
  • Moto GuzziMV Agusta
  • Norton America
  • Orange County Choppers
  • Pantera Motorcycles
  • Panzer Motorcycle Works, LLC
  • Patmont Motor Werks
  • Phantom Trikes – The Phantom TrikeTM
  • Piaggio – Vespa Motorscooters – Piaggio USA Vespas motorscooters
  • Renegade Trikes
  • Ridley Motorcycle Company
  • Rogue Cycles
  • RokonRon Simms Custom Cycles – SIMMS
  • Royal Enfield – Classic British motorcycles
  • Royal Enfield India
  • RTX Motorcycles
  • SuperTrike
  • Suzuki
  • Thunderbolt Enterprises Thunderrod V8 Wide Ride Custom Motorcycles
  • Titan Motorcycles
  • Triumph Motorcycles
  • Twin Eagle Motorcycle Company
  • Ural America – The IMZ® – URAL®
  • Ultra Motorcycle Company
  • United Motors of America
  • Victory Motorcycles
  • V-8 Trikes
  • Wild West Motor Company
  • Yamaha
  • Zongshen Motorcycle Co., Ltd.

If you or someone you know was involved in a New Jersey accident due to a motorcycle defect, contact the injury lawyers at Keefe Law Firm to see if you may have a claim for compensation for serious personal injuries. At your free consultation our New Jersey motorcycle defect liability attorneys will listen to your story and where appropriate discuss a potential case and prospects for recovery.

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