Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Bloomfield & Hartford, CT
Bicycles have become some of the most popular modes of transportation for people of major cities and even those in the suburbs. Hartford and its surrounding towns have extensive cycling trails and routes that allow bicycles to stay off some of the busy streets of Connecticut populated by aggressive drivers. Unfortunately, not all routes have designated cycling lanes. Vehicles and bicycles may have to share the road and use precaution to avoid incidents. This does not always happen and the bicyclist is the one that often suffers from a serious injury. Some of the injuries a bicyclist can endure include broken bones, spinal cord damage and worse. If you are injured in a cycling accident with a motor vehicle, you may need to think about your legal options to protect your future from overwhelming medical bills and the effects of impacted employment. If you need a law firm with over 35 years of experience handling accident cases, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman for a consultation today.
How dangerous drivers lead to bicycle accidents
Many times, the actions of other drivers lead to serious incidents with bicycles. Whether you are a motor vehicle operator or a cyclist, you must follow the same rules on the road. When a driver does not consider the safety of cyclists, it puts them at risk. Some of the many ways a driver can act negligently include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, careless driving, and the use of electronic devices. The use of electronic devices without the assistance of hands-free technology has become one of the greatest factors in bicycle accidents. It is considered to be 6 times more dangerous than drunk driving according to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration. If you are injured by the negligence of a driver, you need to contact an attorney to assess your case immediately.
How road conditions lead to bicycle accidents
There are many hazards that both drivers and cyclists face on the roads in Connecticut. We try to avoid potholes, surface defects, obstacles that obscure vision, weather conditions, loose debris, and unsafe substances. In these cases, it may not be the fault of a driver. If you are injured because of the negligence of a municipality, you need to act quickly because your right to take legal action comes with a shorter time frame to act.
If you have been seriously injured in a Connecticut bicycle accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for the burdens caused by the accident. Recoverable damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact our Connecticut bicycle accident law firm
The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman has provided Connecticut quality legal support for over 35 years. Our firm’s established personal injury practice handles all personal injury matters and cycling accidents are no exception. If you are injured because of the negligence of another person, you need to contact an experienced legal team to fight for maximum compensation. If you need our help, do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman for a consultation today.