The motorcycle world has been following a case involving an Illinois firefighter that lost control of his 2004 Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Electraglide, sustained catastrophic Illinois personal injuries and is paralyzed from the chest down. A confidential Illinois personal injury case settlement was reached recently, after the jury informed the judge they were deadlocked.
See previous Missouri and Illinois Motorcycle Accident Injury and Insurance Issues Discussed by St Louis Personal Injury Attorney, Ben Sansone.
In the case mentioned above, the injured motorcyclist alleged that a manufacturing defect caused the motorcycle to wobble violently and crash. The injured driver, along with several friends, was driving on a stretch of highway when one of the other bikers motioned that he needed to stop for gas. As the Illinois injured plaintiff accelerated to let the other drivers know, he testified that the bike started to shake, so he sped up and lost control of his bike and crashed. He was knocked unconscious and did not have a pulse when the paramedics arrived. They had to put him into an induced coma while they allowed his body to heal as much as it did.
Illinois personal Injury motorcycle accident attorneys for the plaintiff and Harley-Davidson argued that the extensive testing proved each of their cases. Illinois Personal injury lawyer for the plaintiff said that important bolts were loose, which caused the accident. The Illinois injury law firm also represented three other clients with similar issues with the bikes. Attorneys for Harley-Davidson claim it was driver error – that he came upon a curve and failed to properly turn.
Since we were not at the Illinois motorcycle injury lawsuit trial, nor privy to any other information regarding the trial, one can only assume that the jury was deadlocked on the issue of liability in this case. The Illinois injury law trial lawyers argued that it was a manufacturing defect.
One thing is clear in this Illinois products liability personal injury and motorcycle injury lawsuit, Harley-Davidson has had some issues with “high speed weave”. They have modified components to combat this issue, therefore, they had actual legal notice of the potential problem.
Whoever is ultimately to blame, whether it be a true manufacturing problem, or driver error, Harley- Davidson did make some type of monetary restitution, which presents a better public image of their company.
The Missouri and Illinois injury attorneys of the personal injury law firm of Sansone Law, llc have handled product liability cases and fought hard to make sure manufactures are held liable when they release a defective product to consumers.
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