In April of this year BMW announced a recall of several 2013 R1200 GS motorcycles. According to reports, the front fork tube of the motorcycles can come loose as a result of there being not enough torque on a locking bolt. The loosened front fork tube can dangerously affect the rider’s control of the motorcycle and lead to accidents. BMW offered to repair the defect free of charge.
When a motorcycle is involved in an accident, it may be that a defect in the bike contributed to the accident. Many traffic accidents are caused by defective parts in the vehicles involved in the accident. There have recently been many recent high profile motor vehicle recalls and related accidents. Indeed, there are many reasons why you should investigate the possibility that a defective part was a factor when you are injured in a motorcycle accident:
- Motorcycles are smaller than cars so that even relatively minor defects can affect your ability to safely operate your bike.
- A defective motorcycle part might not be as apparent as it would in a motor vehicle.
- Many states including Florida do not provide no-fault coverage for the medical bills and lost wages of motorcycle operators and passengers injured in an accident. However, accident victims can seek reimbursement from the potentially deep-pocketed manufacturer of the defective motorcycle responsible for the accident.
The Law Offices of Cohn & Smith, P.A. has more than three decades of experience helping people injured in motorcycle accidents. We know how to investigating all the circumstances behind the accident and identify the responsible parties to be able to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.