No motorcycle rider should ever have to worry about whether or not their brakes are going to work properly. However, Harley-Davidson recently recalled more than 66,000 motorcycles over concerns that the front brakes may engage unexpectedly. At SMT Legal, we are standing by to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Our Pittsburgh personal injury attorneys understand these cases and pledge to conduct a full investigation so we can obtain the compensation you are entitled to.
The Harley-Davidson motorcycle recall
Harley-Davidson has recalled 66,241 motorcycles over concerns about the front brake. The company recently reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that certain touring motorcycles outfitted with ABS braking systems and manufactured between July 1, 2013, and May 7, 2014, could experience front wheel brake lock-ups.
According to reports, the following models are affected:
Harley-Davidson says that the sudden breaking issue can be caused by the front brake line getting trapped between the fuel tank and the frame of the bike, resulting in increased brake line pressure. Harley-Davidson has said that its largest national dealer network would correct the problem at no cost to motorcycle owners.
As of this writing, the company says that it is aware of five crashes related to the defect, resulting in two-rider injuries.
If you or somebody you care about owns any of these Harley-Davidson models, you need to have the issue repaired as quickly as possible. Accidents caused by a front brake lock-up could result in severe injuries to motorcycle riders and passengers. This includes broken and dislocated bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, severe lacerations, internal organ damage or internal bleeding, crush injuries, and more.
Contact a Pittsburgh personal injury attorney for assistance with your case
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to a defective Harley-Davidson motorcycle, contact an attorney today. The latest recall by Harley-Davidson related to the front brake issue highlights the dangers presented by defective motorcycles. At SMT Legal, you can count on us to conduct a complete investigation into your case in an effort to obtain any compensation you are entitled to. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost income if you cannot work, property damage expenses, pain and suffering damages, loss of quality of life damage is, and more. When you need a Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 1-888-976-2529.