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Motorcycle Accident Claims in Connecticut

Stamford Accident Attorneys

Motorcycle accidents are far more likely to end in death or severe injuries than accidents involving only enclosed vehicles. The majority of car vs. motorcycle collisions are the result of driver negligence and that driver of the car often can be held financially responsible for the harm caused. In other types of motorcycle accidents, other avenues of compensation may be available. Motorcycle accident cases are very challenging and you need the help of experienced Connecticut motorcycle accident attorneys if you are to recover the compensation that you and your family need.

Responsible Parties in Motorcycle Accident Claims

Depending on the circumstances in your motorcycle accident, one or more of the following may be held financially responsible for your injuries:

  • Negligent driver
  • Motorcycle manufacturer or seller
  • Parts manufacturer or seller
  • Motorcycle rental company
  • Repair shop
  • Manufacturer or seller of defective helmet or other safety equipment
  • Government entity responsible for roadway design, construction, and/or maintenance

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

In collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles driver negligence is often the cause. Examples of driver negligence that can lead to a motorcycle accident include:

  • Violating the motorcyclist’s right of way
  • Excessive speed
  • Intoxication
  • Distraction
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to signal
  • Reckless driving
  • Unsafe passing

A defective motorcycle or motorcycle part can cause a motorcycle accident or cause injuries to be worse if an accident occurs. For instance, a fuel system defect can cause a fuel-fed fire in the event of an accident causing severe burns in addition to other injuries.

A roadway defect can easily cause a motorcycle to crash. Motorcycles are more sensitive to defects, such as debris or sand left on the roadway, potholes, and uneven pavement, than four wheeled vehicles. Other types of defects, such as lack of breakaway devices on poles and signs, can turn a survivable accident into a fatal crash.

Finally, defective safety equipment can mean injuries far more serious than they would have been had the equipment provided the protection it was meant to.

Motorcycle claims present unique challenges. You need to know that your motorcycle accident claim is in capable hands, so you can focus on recuperating and trying to make the best physical and emotional recovery possible. The Connecticut motorcycle accident attorneys at Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, LLP have a track record of success with motorcycle accident cases. Please, do not wait until it is too late to get started on your claim. Call our Stamford office, at 1-(888) 244-5480 or contact us online today, so we can schedule your free initial consultation and get you on the road to financial recovery.