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confidential v. confidential

motorcycle crash

defective product


the case

The plaintiff, an 18 year old male, was operating a custom-built chopper motorcycle that crashed into a tree and sustained a brain stem injury that resulted in severe cognitive deficits. Plaintiff contended that the motorcycle and/or defective parts were defectively designed, malfunctioned, and that there was a failure to warn by the Defendants. Defendants contended that the plaintiff was solely at fault for the accident because he was speeding, unlicensed, and inexperienced motorcycle rider and that plaintiff may have been racing another vehicle. The defendants also contended that the motorcycle and/or component parts had been modified from the manufacturer's original design and specifications.

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