Harley-Davidson Motorcycles under investigation for brake issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Harley-Davidson motorcycles that were sold between 2008 and 2011. The investigation specifically covers motorcycles that have the anti-lock braking system. Several riders have filed complaints with NHTSA claiming that their bikes failed to stop after they applied the brakes.

The preliminary results seem to indicate that failure to properly maintain the bike is responsible for the failure. Specifically, Harley-Davidson recommends that brake fluid should be changed every two years. The riders that reported braking problems did not conform to this repair schedule. Regardless, the NHTSA is continuing its investigation because failure to change brake fluid should not result in runaway motorcycles.

This story illustrates that accidents can be the result of multiple factors. For example, an accident may be partially caused by a speeding driver, poor road conditions and motorcycle failure. An attorney is a good person to have on your team to investigate the cause of your accident to ensure that you are recovering from the proper party in the correct amount.

If you were injured in an accident while riding your motorcycle then you may want to speak to an attorney. It is very unlikely that insurance will cover all of your medical expenses therefore, you may need to file suit to ensure that you don't have to pay for your medical bills. As this article illustrates, accidents can be caused by a variety of issues. You don't need to risk litigating this alone. You can get help from an experienced attorney to find every individual and entity that was responsible.

Source: The Associated Press, "Harley-Davidson motorcycles investigate for brake failure," Joseph Pisani, July 8, 2016

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