Bicycles are a healthy, cheap way to get from place to place, which is why so many people ride them. However, bicycles can also be very dangerous. If you are someone who was involved in a bicycle accident, you are most likely now severely injured and seeking financial compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What can cause a bicycle accident?
Inclement weather conditions, poor road conditions, malfunctioning bicycle or car parts, and even negligent road designs all can cause bicycle accidents. However, the most common cause of bicycle accidents is driver negligence. The most common types of driver negligence we see on a regular basis today include texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and speeding.
How do I know if I am eligible for compensation?
To recover financial compensation, you will first have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. While this may seem fairly simple, insurance companies will do whatever they can to complicate the process. They are a business, and oftentimes, they care far more about their bottom line than they do your well-being. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prove your claim beyond a reasonable doubt.
How do I prove a personal injury claim?
The most important thing you can do is hire an experienced personal injury attorney who is both educated and battle-tested in obtaining and utilizing evidence as effectively as possible to prove personal injury claims. Some of the ways in which an attorney will prove a claim is by recovering pictures or photos of your accident, medical records detailing the extent of your injuries, witness testimony verifying your claim, police reports of the incident, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Connecticut?
The statute of limitations is the legally acceptable amount of time injured parties have to file a lawsuit against negligent motorists. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. That being said, it is always best to file sooner, rather than later. If you wait past the two-year mark, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. We will start the claims process as soon as you reach out to our seasoned personal injury firm.
Contact our experienced Connecticut firm
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.