Motorcycle Accidents

Hartford Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

As a motorcycle rider myself, I have seen many of my riding partners seriously injured or killed as a result of careless drivers. Unfortunately, motorcycles don’t offer the forgiveness or protection of Automobiles and as a result, minor collisions can cause serious injuries.

A Connecticut motorcycle accident is often more treacherous than an auto accident. Connecticut motorcycle accidents can involve serious injuries and have devastating results.

With little regard or respect for motorcycles, automobile drivers place motorcyclists at greater risk for serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. According to the Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures (Volume 1: Technical Report, Hurt, H.H., Ouellet, J.V. and Thom, D.R) the failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominate cause of motorcycle accidents. The driver of the other vehicle involved in collision with the motorcycle did not see the motorcycle before the collision, or did not see the motorcycle until too late to avoid the collision.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2003 there were 3,661 motorcyclists killed and an additional 67,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States — 12 percent more than the 3,270 motorcyclist fatalities and 4 percent more than the 65,000 motorcyclist injuries reported in 2002. Additionally, more than 100,000 motorcyclists have died in traffic crashes since the enactment of the Highway Safety and National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966.

However, because of the perceived increased dangers associated with motorcycles, the victim's rights in a motorcycle accident may be tough to defend, even if the cause is the other party's negligence. A Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyer is the best solution to guide you through this difficult legal process.

Connecticut motorcycle accident injuries can have a devastating impact on the life of the motorcyclist and his or her family. If you or someone you love has been in a motorcycle accident, the same laws apply as if you were in a car or truck. These laws require that the person or company responsible pay for your motorcycle accident repairs and injuries. It is important you understand the dangers associated with motorcycles and the rights you have if you're ever in a motorcycle accident.