Need an Injury Lawyer for a Connecticut Bicycle Accident?
Connecticut is formed with wonderful topography and scenic landscapes, both of which work together to make the perfect state for bicycling. Connecticut has adopted very specific rules of the road when it comes to bicycles, such as cyclists not being permitted to use the freeways or go on limited access highways without special paths. Most of our roads require cyclists to ride with vehicles to some extent, which can cause safety issues. Many of the riders who are killed each year were not wearing helmets or are children, but many other people are killed or seriously injured in these accidents.
Many people choose bicycles as their main modes of transportation in their everyday lives, for aspects like riding to and from work, visiting friends, and for recreational purposed. With bicycle accidents on the rise, the likelihood of being involved in an accident is becoming much more prominent. If you have been injured in a serious bicycle accident, we can help. Contact us as soon as possible to get started on your case.
You’ve Been Injured in a Bicycle Accident
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, one of the best things that you can do is preserve your case so that you can get started on working toward the compensation you deserve in your time of need. Here are some ways to do this:
- Remove your bicycle from the roadways and get to safety, as failing to do so could lead to further accidents.
- Record contact information from all of those involved in the accident, as well as any witnesses who may have seen the accident from start to finish.
- Grab the license plate number of the party who injured you.
- Never try to negotiate a deal with the driver in the accident. You also don’t want to admit fault for the accident, as this could ruin your claim for the future.
- Call the police no matter what so that they can make up a police report that will help determine fault and help you make your case.
- Keep a journal relating to exactly what happened in your accident, as well as the injuries that you have sustained and the effect they have on your daily life.
- Always seek immediate medical attention, as this will not only help your health but also build your case from the ground up.
- Seek the help of an experienced attorney.
Moving Forward With Your Bicycle Accident Claim
After you have been injured, the driver who hit you may try to pin the blame on you and turn the case around. However, you must always stand your ground and use evidence to show that the driver acted negligently. Sometimes, negligence stems from speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, and many other forms of negligence. You want to show evidence in your case, such as witnesses who will speak on your behalf who saw the driver texting right before the accident occurred, or police reports and charges that point toward the driver drinking before the accident took place. You don’t want to wait to compensate when you have suffered severe injuries such as fractures, dislocated joints, internal injuries, road rash, traumatic brain injuries, and more.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, call us today. If you have lasting or permanent injuries and need somebody to represent your rights in this desperate time of need, we want to be there for you every step of the way. Your Connecticut bicycle accident means everything to us.