Need an Injury Lawyer for a Connecticut Motorcycle Accident?
Did you know that about 1 out of 10 accidents that happen on our roadways involves a motor vehicle and a motorcycle? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been running reports on this information for years and has determined that these accidents may be more common than we thought. Tens of thousands of people are injured or killed in these horrific accidents every year, many of which end up throwing a motorcyclist from their vehicle or brushing against the ground at fast speeds. When these accidents occur, anything can happen. And, yes, research shows us that helmets can reduce the likelihood of a life-threatening accident – but this is not always the case, depending on the severity of the accident.
About 75% of the fatalities that stem from motorcycle accidents occur because a driver made an error. Drivers of motor vehicles are some of the biggest “enemies” when it comes to motorcyclists because research has shown us that motor vehicle drivers don’t look out for motorcyclists as much as they should. Where do you turn when you have been involved in one of these serious accidents and want to receive compensation in your time of need?
Determining Liability in Your Motorcycle Case
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident case? Perhaps you have received treatment for your injuries but decided that you aren’t going to move forward on receiving compensation because you don’t want to stand up to the big-name insurance companies or put yourself through trial. The truth is, many people think of this mindset every year after a motorcycle accident, but you should never let your injuries go. You have a right to compensation, and we want to help.
Was liability clear in your accident? Did another driver come zooming out of nowhere, possibly speeding, and as a result you were knocked from your bike? Are you now suffering from such severe injuries that you aren’t sure if you will ever be able to return to work or live the life that you once did before the accident? We want to help you hold a negligent party liable.
The Many Reasons Why Motorcycle Accidents Occur
There are many reasons why motorcycle accidents occur every year. Some of the most common causes include:
- Cars that make left turns in front of you at intersections when they are not paying close attention to the roadways or looking in front of them instead of to the side
- When a car quickly merges in front of you as they are changing lanes, which could stem from you being in one of their blind spots
- A vehicle hitting you from behind, which could easily cause you to be thrown from your motorcycle and sustain injuries or a fatality
Holding a Negligent Party Liable for Damages
If a party acted negligently in your motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to damages. Drivers make negligent mistakes every year, from failing to check for a motorcyclist before they merge to driving under the influence, driving distracted, and many other methods of driving that cause serious accidents every single year. You may have a right to compensation for things like lost income when you have not been able to work, emotional suffering as you struggle to come to terms with your accident, and medical expenses when you have had extended treatment and aren’t sure how you are going to pay. Luckily, all hope is not lost. We are here for you in your time of need and want to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Give us a call today to get started.