Motorcyclists across central Florida who have been injured as a result of defective motorcycle parts or equipment trust Richard Troutman and his associates to represent them in their product liability cases. As an experienced Winter Park product liability attorney, Richard Troutman is well versed in the laws that apply to defective and dangerous motorcycle parts and products.
- What is A Defective Product?
- Those Responsible for Defective Products are Liable under Product Liability Law
- Strict Liability in Product Liability Cases
- The Experience, Expertise, and Diligence of Our Orlando Product Liability Attorneys
What is A Defective Product?
A defective product is one that is unreasonably dangerous and has a tendency to cause physical harm beyond that which can be expected by an ordinary user of the product. In other words, although motorcycle accidents can occur as a result of negligent drivers or ill-maintained roads, it is expected that the parts and accessories designed for use on a motorcycle should not themselves be the cause of an accident. If motorcycle parts or accessories are unsafe, the product is defective and the central Florida law office of Richard Troutman will pursue your product liability case and work to show the liability of the manufacturer and/or others.
Those Responsible for Defective Products are Liable under Product Liability Law
Winter Park product liability attorney Richard Troutman will examine the evidence to determine which party or parties should be held responsible for the distribution or sale of a defective product. It may be that liability for a defective product is not limited to the manufacturer. Product liability law allows for others in the “chain of manufacture” to be held accountable if they play a role in making a product dangerous. These parties can include manufacturers of component parts, assembling manufacture, wholesalers, and retail stores.
Strict Liability in Product Liability Cases
Generally, product liability claims are based on a legal theory known as “strict liability.” Strict liability does not require that the plaintiff prove negligence on the part of the manufacturer or others. While a negligence claim focuses on the specific behavior of the party responsible for an injury, a strict liability case focuses on the product itself. If the product is defective, liability falls on the parties involved whether or not they were negligent in the manufacture, delivery, or sale of a product.
The Experience, Expertise, and Diligence of Our Orlando Product Liability Attorneys
Because the majority of product liability laws are developed at the state level, it is important to contact an attorney who is capable of handling these types of cases in your state. Serving all of central Florida, Orlando product liability attorney Richard Troutman and his associates use their experience, expertise, and diligence to protect the rights of victims of motorcycle accidents in Florida.
There are many motorcycle parts, products, and accessories that riders count on to be safe when used properly. Serving Orlando and all of central Florida, product liability attorney Richard Troutman holds those who design, manufacture, or sell defective products that cause injury or death responsible. These products include bike parts such as tires and brakes, helmets, and others.
If you have been injured as a result of defective motorcycle products or equipment, contact the law office of Richard Troutman today to discuss your case.