If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to know the steps you should take following your accident to increase your chances of filing a successful claim. To learn more about filing a claim after a motorcycle accident, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney.
What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Connecticut?
The most common factor that leads to motorcycle accidents is negligence. The following are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Connecticut:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Lane splitting
- Sudden lane changes
- Driving while tired
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Using excess speed
- Texting or talking on the phone while driving
- Failure to check blind spots
- Failure to obey traffic signs
- Failure to obey the rules of the road
What steps should I take after being involved in a motorcycle accident?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to have a plan. Take the following steps while you are still at the scene of your accident to protect yourself and to increase your chances of filing a successful claim:
- Call the police. The police will conduct a report to document the accident. They will also send an ambulance to the scene.
- Seek medical treatment immediately. It is important to be seen by a medical professional after an accident even if you do not immediately notice injuries. It is possible that some injuries will not arise until days after the incident.
- Collect all medical documents from your treatment.
- Collect the other party’s contact and insurance information.
- Take photographs of the scene of the accident.
- Photograph your injuries.
- Reach out to a skilled attorney who has experience handling motorcycle accident claims. An attorney will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.
What is the statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents in Connecticut?
The statute of limitations for motorcycle accident claims in the state of Connecticut is generally two years. This means that you will have two years to take legal action after your accident. It is important to take legal action within this time period to avoid being barred from suing. To get started as soon as possible, reach out to our personal injury attorney today. We are prepared to take on your case when you are ready.
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