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I was injured in a Wausau motorcycle accident. My wheel lost pressure right before the crash, but my motorcycle was in good shape. How do I prove a defective motorcycle caused the accident?

Reckless drivers cause most motorcycle accidents. But defective parts or equipment sometimes cause motorcycle accidents.

Defective Parts That May Cause a Wisconsin Motorcycle Crash

  • Shock absorbers
  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Rims
  • Throttles
  • Clutches
     

If you believe your accident was caused by a defective part, you should contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney immediately. There are three things that you will need to prove in order to win your case:

  • The motorcycle was manufactured with a defective part or had a design that was inherently unsafe.
     
  • The defect was not caused by poor maintenance or improper usage and existed at the time that you purchased the bike.
     
  • The defective motorcycle caused or contributed to your motorcycle accident and your injuries.
     

It is very difficult to prove that an accident was caused by a defective motorcycle part. Your attorney will need to obtain expert testimony that shows that there is no doubt that a motorcycle defect caused the crash. He will hire an expert who is able to determine if there is a defect and if it was present when the bike was manufactured. The expert will also be able to describe the defect’s role in your wreck. Other evidence that can help prove your case includes recall notices, your bike’s manual, mechanic reports, and photographs of your bike’s condition after the crash.

Hupy and Abraham has helped injured riders for over 40 years. Call us at 800-800-5678 to schedule a free consultation and learn how our experience can help you.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham