I was Riding My Mountain Bike Against Traffic and was Hit by a Mini Pickup Truck

I was Riding My Mountain Bike Against Traffic and was Hit by a Mini Pickup Truck

Hurt BackQuestion:

I was taken to the hospital by ambulance and had X-rays taken, there were no fractures so I was released and given pain and swelling medication, but my ribs and back are still hurting. I was released to go back to work on the 14th. I would like to get compensated for the ambulance, hospital, and loss of work plus time, pain and suffering.  Can I sue?

Answer:

The law in Connecticut requires bicyclists to ride in the direction of traffic, and not against it.  That would certainly be an issue.  However, the ultimate issue is whether the truck river operated in a negligent manner.  For instance, what did he do, or not do, to cause the accident?  The answer to your question is very dependent on the actual facts of your case, so the honest answer is “maybe”.  Consult with an experienced attorney.

This legal question was provided by Avvo and answered by Marc Needelman an experienced Hartford Personal Injury Lawyer.  This does not consent an attorney client relationship.

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