On its website, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission serves to inform the public of major manufacturer recalls and provides resources related to consumer safety and education. Product defects happen much more frequently than the average consumer might imagine and can potentially lead to very serious injuries. Manufacturers can and should be held responsible when their products fail to live up to basic safety standards and put consumers in harm’s way. If yourself or a loved one has been injured and you believe that a defective product may have been involved, it is in your best interest to speak with a lawyer. If you have already been offered a settlement by a manufacturer as a result of any injuries you’ve sustained, you should absolutely seek legal consultation before accepting any payments. The attorneys at Carabin & Shaw in San Antonio want to help you understand your legal rights.Motorcyclists Can’t Afford the Added Risks Presented by Product Defects
At Carabin & Shaw, our team of San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyers has been representing the victims of motorcycle accidents in court since 1992. We know that motorcycling carries with it certain dangers, even for the most experienced riders, but product defects can create unacceptable risks for riders, endangering their lives. In 2014, Harley-Davidson had to recall over 66,000 motorcycles from its 2014 model year due to a product defect capable of causing the front brakes to lock up while in operation. Five crashes were reported as a result of this specific defect, with two of those riders sustaining injuries.
For obvious reasons such as open exposure and minimal safety gear, motorcycling is an inherently risky activity—even for the most experienced riders there are dangers. Every year there are thousands of motorcycle accidents on American roadways, and some of these sadly result in serious injuries and even fatalities. The majority of these accidents are due to operator error, but there are certainly a number of cases where product defects played a role. Motorcycle manufacturers have a clear responsibility to ensure the safety of their products throughout the stages of design, manufacturing, and marketing. However, it seems that defects are an unavoidable reality, and when they do occur, it sometimes requires legal action and a team of attorneys to hold manufacturers accountable and ensure that victims are fairly compensated.
If you are a loved one has recently experienced an injury or fatality due to a motorcycle accident, or more specifically, a collision that may be the result of a product defect, call Carabin & Shaw today. Our firm and expert lawyers take pride in representing individuals, not large companies or corporations. That means we are invested in you as a person and will work to insure you receive the compensation that you deserve. To learn more about what to do if you have been a motorcycle accident victim, click here .
As experienced personal injury lawyers, the firm of Carabin & Shaw in San Antonio makes it our business to be up-to-date with all the latest product defect issues and potential recalls. If you have sustained any injuries in any sort of accident—whether at home or on the road—due to what you believe may be a product defect, do not hesitate to get in touch with Carabin & Shaw. We will assist you in determining if a defective product may be wholly or partially liable for your injuries.
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