Getting into an Ormond Beach motorcycle crash is a frightening and stressful experience for anyone, but it is often worse when a recalled part is to blame. You did everything you were supposed to do; you looked both ways, you drove the speed limit and you operated your vehicle in a responsible and safe manner.
You still were involved in a crash because the motorcycle manufacturer didn’t do all it was supposed to do, which is to create a safe vehicle.
If this sounds unfair...it is. You shouldn’t be held responsible for a problem that is out of your control. Knowing what to do when you believe your crash was caused by a recalled part can help you get the justice you deserve.
Document the Crash
If you go to court, you’ll need to know what happened during and up to the moment of your crash. The best way to remember it all is to write it down as soon as you can after the crash, when the event is still fresh in your mind. Make notes of the location, the weather, the surroundings, witnesses, and basically anything you think is relevant. Take pictures with your cell phone or camera to document the conditions and any damages to your bike.
Seek Medical Attention
Visiting a hospital immediately after the accident can help you feel better as soon as possible, and also documents any injuries you received as a result of the crash. Having detailed records of your injuries and the treatments you received will increase your chances of being awarded the compensation you deserve.
Keep Any Recall Notices
Motorcycle companies will send their customers information regarding any recalls. Keeping this documentation is crucial in helping to prove the recall was to blame for your crash. You can also visit SaferCar.gov to learn about any recalls. Print out the information you discover.
Perhaps the most important thing to do after becoming involved in an Ormond Beach motorcycle crash you believe was caused by a recalled part is to hire a lawyer. An attorney can fight for your rights and help you seek the damages and compensation that are owed to you.
Call the law offices of Johnson and Gilbert at 800.556.8890 to find out how we can help you.
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