What To Do About Your Harley Davidson Wobble: Expert Advice

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If you’re a Harley owner who has experienced what has become known as the Harley wobble and don’t know what to do; don’t worry – you’re not alone. Although owners haven’t had any success in having Harley correct the problem, there are things you can do.

Expert advice

Kevin Liebeck, a California attorney whose practice represents plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability actions, offered the following advice to Harley owners:

  • Get an aftermarket fix kit. I would advise them to get one of the aftermarket fix kits for the bike. I can’t recommend a specific one over another, but can say that there is a wealth of information out there. Consumers can do a general Google search for ‘Harley Wobble’ and find a great deal of information about the problem and connect with others who have experienced it.
  • Save the bike after an accident. If someone has been in an accident due to this issue, one of the most important things to do is make sure that the motorcycle is saved as it will become evidence. This means that the motorcycle should not be taken apart, manipulated or distorted in any fashion. If you have been injured by this and if you plan to pursue compensation, it is going to be very important that the motorcycle is left in exactly the same condition as when the accident occurred.
  • Seek counsel. It’s also important to hire an attorney who has experience in this area of the law. A great deal of engineering and documentation go into these cases. It’s certainly not a good idea to hire the lawyer down the street who has an office in a local shopping center. You need somebody who has some experience with these issues and with product liability – especially vehicle product liability.

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Liebeck says that it’s also important to know what types of injuries have resulted from the Harley wobble. He told us, “I’ve seen everything from road rash to amputations to death; effectively, any injury you’d get when being thrown off a motorcycle at high speeds. These types of injuries are generally very, very severe. They’re maiming, life-changing and in fact, life-ending in some instances.”

If you’ve been injured on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, contact an motorcycle accident attorney whose practice focuses in this area of the law. Consultations are free, without obligation and are strictly confidential.

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