Did you or a loved one sustain injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent party? If you would like to seek compensation for yourself or your loved one, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Hartford County motorcycle accident attorneys to learn what you should know about motorcycle accidents in Connecticut.
How common are motorcycle accidents in Connecticut?
You may or may not be surprised to learn this, but in the Nutmeg State, more than 50 motorcyclists lose their lives on the state’s roadways each year. In an average year, anywhere between 4,798 and 5,251 people will die nationally from motorcycle accidents. In Connecticut, there were 56 motorcycle fatalities last year. No matter what precautions you may take, you will always remain at risk of injury due to another driver’s negligence. Roughly one percent of all motorcyclists sustain injuries or wrongful deaths in motorcycle accidents each and every year.
What types of injuries can be sustained in motorcycle accidents in Connecticut?
The list of potential injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident is long and varied. However, the most common injuries are as follows:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lower-extremity injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one sustained any of the above-listed afflictions, you should reach out to one of our skilled Hartford County personal injury attorneys to discuss your next steps.
How can a Hartford County personal injury attorney help you?
In order to receive damages for injuries resulting from your motorcycle accident in the state of Connecticut, you and a qualified legal professional will need to collect, compile and present evidence that the other parties are responsible for the underlying accident. Receiving any sort of compensation will depend on whether you can prove that you have less than fifty percent of the fault. To that end, you and/or your representative will have to prove that the defendants did any or all of the following, causing the accident:
- Failing to look before changing lanes
- Driving while under the influence
- Driving while fatigued
- Tailing motorcyclists too closely
- Trying to overtake motorcyclists
- Opening car doors before looking
- Ignoring traffic lights and signs
Our firm will help protect your rights in addition to fighting for the compensation you deserve. This process will not be easy, so please give us a call today.
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Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.