Defective motorcycles can put riders and passengers at significant risk of injury. Here is what you should know about motorcycle defects and when you should contact a motorcycle lawyer near Fort Lauderdale.
Motor vehicles, including motorcycles, can be recalled if either the manufacturer of the vehicle or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rules that a vehicle or a component of that vehicle is defective.
When a recall is ordered, the manufacturer is required to issue a report explaining the reason that the vehicle is being recalled, how the defect is to be remedied, and an explanation of the timeline for the recall. The manufacturer must also send owners of the vehicle a notification. To do this effectively, manufacturers must work with the state to get up-to-date information on vehicle ownership. Whether or not you receive a notice, a manufacturer must provide you with a complimentary solution to your problem.
After a recall is issued, the NHTSA oversees the recall, ensuring that the manufacturer provides a suitable response to the recall. This organization is also in charge of keeping a monthly list of all of the manufacturer recalls to help make consumers aware of new and ongoing safety concerns.
By keeping aware of safety recalls, you can be sure that your motorcycle receives all necessary upgrades. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, check out our information about our motorcycle accident practice, and contact us at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, a top motorcycle lawyer near Fort Lauderdale, to learn more about your legal rights.