The book “Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintanence” talks about the ability to balance one’s life by traveling cross-country on a motorcycle and how fixing it up and repairing it along the way can bring inner peace. Right now, one of the most popular motorcycle companies could use some tricks for staying calm.
Amid concerns that head-on collisions could cause dangerous gas leaks and potential fires, 111, 569 motorcycles have been recalled by Harely-Davidson. Harley-Davidson is asking that all bikes made between June 6, 2008 and November 19, 2009 be returned immediately for adjustments and repairs.
Our firm’s personal injury lawyers in San Diego are always worried when an item is released to the public that could cause product liability injuries. Motorcycle accidents are already dangerous, but adding the threat of leaking gas and fire means upping the risk of wrongful death on the road ways.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the recall includes some 2009 and 2010 touring bikes, including CVO Touring and Trike products. The analysis also concluded that a design defect can twist the front fuel tank mount on the motorcycles, which then drips gasoline that could be ignited after the collision.
So far no accidents, burn injuries, or wrongful deaths have been linked to this type of scenario, but the motorcycle manufacturer wants to ensure that they prevent an accident like this before it happens. Dealers will install right and left front braces to bikes brought in free of charge, hopefully reducing the amount of damage to the front mount in a front-end collision.
Our San Diego personal injury lawyers urge you to take part in this recall — beginning on December 14th, 2009 — if you believe that you have Harley-Davidson motorcycle that is at risk. You also contact Harley-Davidson at 414-343-4056 for more information about the recall and what the company is doing in an effort to fix the liability.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines