Defective motorcycles and accessories

Our motorcycle law attorneys can help you find out if your crash was caused by a defective motorcycle design or manufacturing defect.How do you know if your motorcycle crash was caused by a design or manufacturing defect? Without an investigation by a qualified attorney and a knowledgeable mechanic, it may be impossible to know for sure. Defects may involve motorcycle weight, helmets, tires, or other parts and equipment. These red flags may indicate a defect was to blame for an accident:

What to do if you suspect a defect

In order to prove that your motorcycle was defectively designed, you will have to prove three things:

  1. The part in question was defective.
  2. The part was defective when sold to you.
  3. The part in question caused your injury or accident.

In order to prove these points, it is critical to gather and keep the following as evidence:

We highly recommend you contact an attorney who has experience litigating motorcycle defect cases. This is a specialty area of the law, so finding someone who has already successfully settled or won in court with these cases should save you time and money.

How to report a defect

Remember, reporting a defect as soon as possible could help save the life of a fellow biker. First, check to see if your product is on the NHTSA safety recall list:

You can get up-to-the-minute information on safety recall campaigns or information on the recall history of a particular make and model of motorcycle by calling NHTSA’s toll-free Auto Safety Hotline, 1-888-327-4236, or by accessing NHTSA at

If your product is listed, be sure to contact the manufacturer, who must supply a free remedy. If your product is not listed, it is very important to report it to NHTSA by calling the hotline number 1-888-327-4236, or accessing the complaint section at

If you or a loved one have been injured, it’s important to contact a qualified attorney who can assess defect and other issues.