Motorcycle Brake Failure
Motorcycles are capable of traveling at high speeds and are easily maneuverable. This ability to change direction quickly can be crucial to avoiding a crash, but it is equally important to have a quality set of brakes to control your bike. Functional brakes are an essential safety feature for any motorcycle. If your brakes are worn, slippery, defective, or otherwise unable to slow and stop your bike, you could be involved in a devastating accident.
In high traffic areas, a responsive set of brakes could be the difference between a close call and a fatal collision. It is important to have your brakes checked at least once a year during inspection, and even more frequently if you ride often or are hard on your brakes.
If you haven’t ridden your bike in a while, consider cleaning your brakes before riding, since dust may have collected, making it difficult to brake suddenly. In inclement weather, rain and snow can make your brakes slippery. Keep a greater distance between your bike and other vehicles so that you have ample time to slow down or veer if necessary.
Brake Failure Liability
If your brakes fail unexpectedly during a ride, they may be defective and someone may be liable for any injuries and damages caused by your failed brakes. An inspector may have failed to notice that you needed new brakes, or a mechanic may have installed them incorrectly. It is also possible that the manufacturer released defective brakes onto the market, and it may be necessary to have an entire line of brake products recalled.
If you have suffered injuries or damages from brake failure, consider contacting a personal injury lawyer immediately. A personal injury attorney can help you determine who may be liable for your brake failure and will hold this party legally accountable under the law.
For sound legal advice and information on motorcycle brake failure and accident liability, don’t hesitate to contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.