An investigation was recently launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after they were notified that the brakes of some Harley-Davidson motorcycles may fail during operation, Fortune reported.
The investigation began after the NHTSA received 43 complaints of brake malfunction, three of which resulted in accidents and two of which caused injuries. The probe into the potentially defective braking system could impact 430,000 motorcycles. The riders experience the issues unexpectedly and suddenly. In one incident, a motorcyclist from Arkansas said his bike began to “shake and wobble” because of the problem. In another complaint, a Texas motorcyclist said the brake lever of his motorcycle stuck while on the road. Harley-Davidson stated via email that they are cooperating with authorities to look into the motorcycles’ braking issues.
All too often, motorcyclists are at high risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries when involved in accidents. However, if your defective motorcycle is to blame for an accident, an Iowa attorney at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., could help. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may be able to help you obtain compensation from negligent parties.