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Computer Systems on Motorcycles

Newer motorcycle models depend heavily on their onboard computers. These computers, connected to the vehicle’s battery, provide many of the basic functions of a motorcycle. If the wiring failures or a malfunction occurs within the computer, the results can be devastating. A motorcyclist can lose control over his or her bike and become involved in a severe crash.

If your motorcycle was compromised by a defective or malfunctioning computer system and you were hurt in an accident that resulted from this failure, a civil lawsuit might be in order. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights in this situation.

Computer Malfunctions on Motorcycles

Many older motorcycles may not have all of the computer input systems available on new models. For these bikes, an electrical failure can effectively turn the bike off, but may not have consequences as disastrous as those created by electrical problems on new models. Newer models use computer systems for many of the major functions of a motorcycle. Malfunctions in these systems can cause serious problems for a rider. These issues can include the following:

  • Loss of throttle control
  • Loss of braking control
  • Loss of lights and other safety systems

Known as throttle-by-wire systems, a person can lose control over the acceleration on their vehicle if the computer malfunctions.

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If you or someone you love has been injured because of a defective motorcycle computer or a wiring problem, there may be legal action available. Compensation from these injury claims can help cover medical bills and time lost from work. To learn more about your options, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

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