A secure motorcycle seat is an important part of bike stability and control. A motorcyclist should always feel comfortable and balanced when sitting on the seat. The seat can be thought of as the center point of the bike, the “cockpit” from which a rider controls his or her motorcycle. If the seat begins to wobble, comes loose, or breaks, a rider is at great risk of crashing.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a seat malfunction, you may be eligible to receive compensation from the manufacturer by taking legal action. To learn more, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Types of Seat Defects
Any issue with the stability or positioning of the seat can make it extremely difficult for a rider to control the bike. Some of the parts that could be affected by the defect include:
- Seat brackets
- Seat bolts
- Adjustable seat hinges
When any of these parts fails, the rider could lose control and a severe accident could result. It is therefore important to have your bike checked regularly for seat issues and to report any detectable problem immediately. Some examples of seat defects include:
- A seat bolt comes loose or falls out, causing the seat to wobble or become completely unsecured
- A seat bracket cracks or breaks, compromising the seat’s position
- A backrest breaks or falls off, causing the rider to slip or fall off
- The seat hinge on an adjustable seat becomes stuck or breaks, which could lead to an uncomfortable or unsafe riding position
The parts manufacturer may be held liable for any accident or injury caused by a defective product. If you or someone you know has been hurt by a defective motorcycle seat, consider contacting a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. The manufacturer may be liable for your injuries and damages and you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, bike damage, lost wages from time off of work, and pain and suffering.
For sound legal advice and assistance regarding motorcycle defects and injury liability, please contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.