Motorcycle riders are no match for an oncoming car. A person who is hit while riding will likely suffer serious injuries, possible disability, and may even be the victim of a wrongful death. Such injuries can create the need for ongoing medical care, regular doctor’s visits, and having to make up for lost income. It is true that monetary compensation cannot fix all of the harm which has been done. It can, however, help to ensure that matters are not made worse due to financial hardship. This is why it is important that you retain a personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. Our Hartford motorcycle lawyers have over seventy-five years of combined legal experience and they pride themselves on the results which our firm has obtained. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. We also assist those in Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, and elsewhere.
Injury attorneys assisting Hartford motorcycle wreck victims
Connecticut law protects motorcycle riders from the negligence of others. A rider may generally recover damages, after an accident, if they were no more responsible for the wreck than was the defendant. A victim may be entitled to compensation for past and future lost wages, past and future medical bills, as well as compensation for pain and suffering. A case generally must be filed within two years of the time of the accident. If the victim misses this statute of limitations then they will typically lose their right to pursue compensation.
A motorcycle accident case will begin with the Plaintiff’s counsel contacting the defendant’s insurance company. This will allow counsel to deal with the insurer directly. A demand for payment will be made to the carrier once the victim’s long-term prognosis can be reasonably ascertained. If a settlement is not reached then the case will proceed to litigation, which begins with the filing of a Complaint. The defense will typically claim that the victim was riding erratically and that they were at fault for the accident. Should the case go to trial then a jury will decide who was at fault and the extent, if any, that the victim should be compensated. Litigating such cases can be highly complex and it is important that you retain a qualified injury attorney to assist you.
Our Hartford lawyers assist the victims of motorcycle accidents. We will use your initial consultation to help you understand what it is you should expect from the process. We will then immediately contact the defendant’s insurer and will begin accumulating police reports, witness statements, and other relevant evidence. If a fair settlement offer is not made then we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. We will use discovery, the process by which information is gained from the other side, to obtain evidence of the defendant’s negligence. Such evidence may include phone records which show that they were texting and driving, traffic camera footage, and more. If necessary, we will also hire an accident reconstructionist to visit the scene and to issue an expert opinion. Our firm will make sure that you are prepared for trial and that your case is properly presented to the jury. We focus on this area of law so that you may focus on getting your life back on track. Contact us today.
Motorcycle accident lawyers with the resources needed to help Hartford defendants
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident then it is important that you retain an attorney who has the resources required to handle such a matter. Your counsel may be required to pay upfront costs for expert witnesses, accident reconstructionists, depositions, and more. If you retain a firm without significant financial backing then there is a chance that your case will not be handled properly. Our Hartford lawyers have gained awards from clients as high as seven figures. We are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum and we are able to deal with the largest of defendants. We will give your case our full attention from beginning to end.
Our firm also service the areas of Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, East and West Hartford, Bristol, Glastonbury, and Manchester, as well as the Middlesex County cities of Middletown and Cromwell.