Feb 24th, 2020
Paulozzi Joseph

Any motorcycle accident can be devastating for riders and their passengers. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than others on the roadway, and a brake binding accident can be particularly dangerous. Here, the team at Paulozzi LPA wants to discuss how you can handle yourself after a binding motorcycle crash. Our Cleveland motorcycle accident lawyers understand how devastating these cases can be, and we want to ensure you are taking care of.

What is a binding motorcycle accident?

Anyone who rides a motorcycle is familiar with the term “binding,” and it is not something they want to experience. “Binding” refers to something that can occur with the motorcycle’s braking system. Brake binding is when the rear shoes of the front (or rear) brake pads do not release correctly and create a binding, which is descriptive of contact with the drums or discs of the braking system. Put simply, this is when the brake pad/shoe friction material has not released from the brake disc. This can lead to severe accidents.

This issue is most commonly caused by an oversized brake pad or a defective brake pad. In these cases, there could be various liable parties:

  • A mechanic who installed the incorrect brake pad
  • The manufacturer of a faulty brake pad
  • Anyone who advised you to buy the incorrect brake pad

If you have been injured in a motorcycle binding accident, contact a Cleveland motorcycle accident attorney who can thoroughly investigate your case and work to prove liability for the crash.

How common are motorcycle crashes in Youngstown?

According to the Ohio Highway Safety Office, there were 3,930 total motorcycle crashes in the state during the latest reporting year of data available. Out of these incidents, the data shows that:

  • There were 163 fatal crashes
  • There were 2,917 injury crashes

Motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable on the roadways. Even when a cyclist is wearing a helmet, they do not have much protection against the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds slamming into them. Even when another vehicle is not involved, a solo motorcycle accident can still result in severe rider and passenger injury. It is not uncommon for our Cleveland motorcycle accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Spinal cord trauma (possible paralysis)
  • Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or road rash

Each of these injuries requires significant medical attention. Motorcycle accident victims could face long recovery periods and might miss work, causing them to lose the income they need to support themselves and their families.

We can help you secure the compensation you need

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by a faulty part or by another person’s negligence, contact an attorney today. At Paulozzi LPA, we have the resources and knowledge to thoroughly investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Coverage of physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party

When you need a Cleveland motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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