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Harley-Davidson to see personal injury claims after bike recall?

Being injured by a product that should have been perfectly safe can be upsetting for any New Jersey resident. Personal injury caused by defective products happens all-too-often to unsuspecting individuals and can lead to medical and other expenses families can little afford. This is one reason that New Jersey law provides the opportunity for such victims to file personal injury claims in a civil court of law after being injured by such a dangerous product.

One such dangerous product could be a group of touring motorcycles produced by the legendary Harley-Davidson. These motorcycles are well-known for their loud noises and the sense of freedom they give riders who take to the open road on them. However, the motorcycle maker recently recalled several different models of touring bikes because of mechanical issues with their clutches.

The mechanical issues are severe enough that riders could find it difficult if not impossible to slow down or stop in time to avoid a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle crashes can lead to significant injuries, given the fact that motorcyclists and their passengers are not protected by an enclosed vehicle. Harley-Davidson has requested that riders do not ride and dealers do not deliver the affected motorcycles until they can be properly repaired.

Some New Jersey residents may wonder what those who have already suffered a personal injury on one of the relevant motorcycles may be able to do about that fact. Under the civil laws of our state, they will most likely have the opportunity to file a claim in court for the damages they have suffered. These could include costs such as medical expenses and other costs that are specifically related to the accident. Having a clear understanding of personal injury laws in the state of New Jersey will be beneficial to any such injured individual.

Source: FOX6Now.com, Harley-Davidson recalls certain 2014 touring bikes, Katie Delong, Oct. 16, 2013

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