Free Consultation (404) 474-7122
  • Home
  • Firm Profile
  • Team
    • Scott Pryor
      Scott Pryor

      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

      Read More
    • JJ Timmons
      JJ Timmons

      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

      Read More
    • Lindsay Butler
      Lindsay Butler

      Lindsay Butler has been with Scott Pryor Law since 2010. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in Atlanta radio for several years. Lindsay wears many hats at Scott Pryor Law and most likely will be involved in every step of your case. She is honored to be an advocate for clients through a very difficult time in their lives. It’s important to her that clients know there’s no question too small and she’s always available to discuss their case.

      Read More
    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

      Read More
    • Gilbert Abad
      Gilbert Abad

      Bio Coming Soon

      Read More
    • Pretty Dimmel
      Pretty Dimmel

      Pretty Dimmel graduated from GA State University and then received her paralegal certificate from UGA. She is fluent in Spanish and Malaysian. She has a medical/insurance background and loves to help our clients resolve their medical billing issues. Pretty joined Scott Pryor Law in 2016 and loves seeing our clients' happy expressions when they see how much she was able to reduce their medical bills.

      Read More
    • Ivan Franco
      Ivan Franco

      Bio Coming Soon

      Read More
  • Practice Areas
    When a loved one is killed because of another's negligence, it is important to hold them responsible...
    Read More
    Allow us to fight for you after a serious injury has occurred in order to recover compensation and aid in the recovery process.
    Read More
    A quick moment in time, a sudden slamming of the brakes, or a loud blare of a horn can be all the time you have to prepare yourself in the event of a car accident.
    Read More
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number one leading...
    Read More
    Motorcycle accidents often involve catastrophic injuries, such as a head or spinal cord injury because the driver...
    Read More
    To hold a negligent property owner or business responsible for the damage they have caused, contact us today.
    Read More
  • Results
    Bad Faith Case
    Car Accident
    Fraudulent Conduct
    Trucking Accident
  • Locations
  • Resources
  • Contact Us

If a motorcycle has a faulty part, a biker could be at risk of serious harm. Manufacturers are responsible for checking for motorcycle defects and recalling them if the defects are hazardous.

If you believe a faulty part caused your motorbike wreck, you should reach out to an experienced injury attorney. A Gwinnett County lawyer could determine if a motorcycle defect caused your crash and explain how a recall could impact a claim.

What is the Difference Between a Motorcycle Defect and a Recall?

Defects and recalls in Gwinnett County are often determinative of the motorcycle’s manufacturing versus its individual parts. The difference between defects and recalls typically lies with whoever is responsible for that recall or defect, if they find out about it, and if they make the purchasers aware of it.

If a part of a motorcycle is defective, the manufacturing company that crafted that part could recall it. However, if the company manufactures entire motorcycles, like Honda, with a defective part, the manufacturer could recall the bikes themselves because of the defect and attempt to fix it.

Common causes of motorcycle recalls include defective tires, brakes, shocks, train parts, or engine parts. A tire may be recalled because it could be dangerous if it blows out, and engine part recalls could be initiated if the defective part could cause the motor to fail.

Pulling out in traffic on a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous if any part of the motorcycle is defective and can alter the mechanics of the motorcycle as the rider maneuvers it. A motorcycle with a defective part can cause a serious accident that could lead to death or catastrophic injury.

Recalls Affect on Liability

The faulty part of the model could harm the integrity of the motorcycle, which can put a biker at risk of severe injuries. A defective part or recalled model could result in a motorcycle that turns off in the middle of a turn, brakes that do not work, or a tire that blows out, all of which can lead to serious accidents in Gwinnett County.

Faulty parts or a recalled bike can complicate a personal injury claim because there may be several parties who are at fault for the accident. Manufacturer liability can be assessed by determining whether they found out about the defect, and if so, whether they notified purchasers, their agents, dealers, and the public about it.

Motorcycle manufacturers could be liable for damages if there is a defect, and they do not attempt to fix it or warn the public. A motorcyclist might suffer catastrophic injuries that could have been avoided if the manufacturer properly notified the public of the recall or defect, took action to fix it, and prevented anything further from happening.

An injured motorcyclist might be blamed for their motorcycle’s defect if they knew about the recall and did not take their motorcycle in to be serviced. If a motorcyclist was aware of a recall or defect and did nothing to fix the issue, an argument for contributory negligence could be made by the defense. This could significantly diminish an injured biker’s recovery claim.

Compensation for Defective Motorcycles

A biker could suffer catastrophic injuries or potentially die if they are unaware of existing defects or recalls on their motorcycle. In the event of an accident, the manufacturer could be responsible for compensating the injured biker’s damages.

An injured party can only receive compensation following a motorcycle recall or defect if the manufacturer is found liable for the injuries based on a jury’s determination of the value of those losses. Alternatively, the injured party, insurance company, and manufacturer could agree on that value and settle it.

An Attorney Could Explain Gwinnett County Motorcycle Defects and Recalls

Motorcyclists who are operating bikes with faulty parts are endangering themselves and others on the road. If they are unaware of the defects and involved in a collision, the motorbike or part manufacturer may be responsible for compensating their damages.

An attorney could explain how Gwinnett County motorcycle defects and recalls could affect your claim if you believe a faulty part caused your motorbike wreck. Schedule your initial consultation now.

6185 Crooked Creek Rd NW
Ste. H
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Get Directions
FAX: (678) 302-9366