What are Connecticut’s Helmet Laws When Riding a Motorcycle?

There are many people who ride motorcycles as a means of fun and exciting transportation. However, it is important to not forget that they are also very dangerous vehicles. This is because they offer their riders little to no protection from outside threats on the road, such as other vehicles and negligent drivers. When an accident happens, it can cause severe injuries. That is why protective gear, such as a helmet, should be worn at all times. Continue reading below to learn about Connecticut’s helmet laws and contact a personal injury attorney if you were injured due to negligence.

What are Connecticut’s Helmet Laws?

In the state of Connecticut, all individuals under the age of 18 years old are required by law to wear a helmet in order to operate or ride a motorcycle. If they fail to do so and violate the law, they can face a fine of $90 as a result. 

What are Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

All motorcycle drivers should protect themselves in any way that they can, such as wearing a helmet. This is because there are many ways that motorcycle accidents can happen, such as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Dangerous driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Defective motorcycle parts
  • Poor weather

How do I Recover Compensation?

When a person is injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of negligence, they can pursue legal action to recover compensation by filing a personal injury claim. During this time, they are required to prove negligence was the direct cause of the accident and their injuries. Evidence that can be used to do so can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the scene, and eye-witnesses to the incident. If they are successful in proving negligence, compensation may be recovered for the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Medical care
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Loss of current and future wages
  • Funeral expenses in the event of wrongful deaths

Contact our 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.

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