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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Connecticut


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After suffering the potentially life-changing injuries a motorcycle accident can cause, the last thing anyone wants is to deal with insurance companies. Insurance companies do not always offer fair compensation or pay as quickly as you need. Their goal is to make money — not to spend it paying claims. They do not have your best interests in mind.

We’re Here for You

In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, you’re left to deal with the pain and frustration that follows a serious personal injury. Don’t go through it alone. At Carter Mario Law Firm, we understand what’s at stake. That is why we possess the resolve to guide accident victims and their families through difficult times. Trust Carter Mario Law Firm to explain your rights and legal options.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at (203) 806-9256 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Who Stands Up for Motorcycle Accident Victims?

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we understand motorcyclists often carry blame for accidents — even those that aren’t their fault. We also know even skilled riders face risks other drivers never see. Our proven motorcycle injury attorneys are here to investigate your claim and work hard to secure the compensation you deserve.

As our client, you can expect us to address the following:

  • Complicated Paperwork and Forms
  • Contact with Insurance Companies
  • Collection of All Evidence

What Are Your Next Steps?

After you have seen a doctor, there are other steps you can take to help strengthen your injury claim after a motorcycle accident.

These include:

  • Notifying Your Insurance Company: You should report your motorcycle accident and any injuries sustained to your own insurance company. However, do not speak to or sign anything from the other driver’s insurance company.
  • Detailing the Accident: Take notes about how the accident occurred. Include specific details — including what lane you were in, the weather conditions, the time of day, the traffic flow, and other specifics you remember.
  • Photographing Injuries and Property Damage: Before seeking any repairs, photograph any damage your motorcycle sustained in the crash. If no doctor photographed your injuries, make sure to photograph them yourself.
  • Tracking Your Treatment and Recovery: Write down any medications you’re prescribed — including dosage. List all doctors you see as well as any additional treatment or rehabilitation you require during your healing.
  • Consulting a Lawyer: Filing a motorcycle accident claim can be a complicated legal process. That’s why it’s a good idea to retain a lawyer who fully understands all applicable laws and can make sure you’re protected.

On the Road

Motorcyclists — often more so than other drivers — must remain alert while riding. There are several things motorcycle riders must always consider while on the road.

These include:

  • Road Conditions: Roads that are broken down, in disrepair, or have poor drainage can pose risks. Motorcyclists can lose control or risk being thrown if they hit potholes, large rocks, or even an expansion joint.
  • Road Hazards: Motorcyclists must be careful of how they react to objects in the road. Cars and trucks can drive over small objects — they cannot. In addition, riders cannot quickly avoid large objects without a risk of falling.
  • Weather Conditions:A motorcycle has no hood, doors, or a roof — leaving the rider directly exposed to the weather. Bad weather does not just make riding unpleasant. It also makes it more difficult to see motorcyclists.

Motorcycle Accident FAQ

If you’ve suffered injuries after being involved in a motorcycle accident, you’re certain to have questions. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our accident attorneys can help you find answers.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at (203) 806-9256 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

What are the Motorcycle Operation Laws in Connecticut?

To operate a motorcycle in Connecticut, you must register it with the Department of Motor Vehicles. You must also obtain an endorsement on your driver’s license, which requires you successfully complete both the written and road tests.

Is Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Required in Connecticut?

All vehicles registered in Connecticut must carry the following minimum liability coverage:

  • $25,000 bodily injury per person/per accident
  • $50,000 bodily injury total per accident
  • $25,000 property damage per accident

Who is Required to Wear a Helmet While Riding a Motorcycle?

In Connecticut, riders and passengers aged 17 or younger are required to wear a helmet.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Inattentive Riders
  • Impairment/Distraction
  • High Speeds
  • Poor Conditions
  • Poor Visibility
  • Inclement Weather

What Does My Injury Claim Cover?

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Trust Our Experience

When you or someone you love has been injured, you need experience on your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights — just contact us today! The Carter Mario Law Firm team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access and our exclusive Zero Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario Law Firm, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple.

Call (203) 806-9256 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for you. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

CLIENT VICTORIES

We've Recovered Hundreds of Millions for Clients Throughout Connecticut
  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our 65-year-old client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Illegal Left-Hand Turn $2,400,000

    A 17-year-old driving an SUV made an illegal left-hand turn at a T-intersection in a residential neighborhood. The driver hit our 36-year-old client and suffered severe head and brain trauma; multiple fractures to his face and skull; multiple rib fractures; cervical vertebrae fracture; left femur, left hand, and left foot fractures; a punctured lung.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2,400,000

    Our client was a pedestrian that was struck by a car. This accident caused a severe injury that resulted in leg amputation.

  • Head-On Collision Results in Passenger’s Death $2,300,000

    A 23-year-old male was a passenger in a vehicle that crossed into the path of a school bus and struck it head-on, which resulted in his death.

  • Cable Man Slipped on a Half Inch of Ice in the Entryway $2,250,000

    A 34-year-old man was installing cable television equipment at a condominium complex when he slipped on a half-inch of ice in the entryway, causing him to fall on his back and hit his head. As a result, the man underwent three invasive procedures due to lumbar spine injuries. Despite the procedures, he was determined to be 40 percent disabled, limiting his future ability to work in a full-time, labor-intensive position.

  • Low-Impact Sideswipe $2,050,000

    A 34-year-old driver was sideswiped on the highway and later developed failed back syndrome, leaving him unable to work and suffering from chronic pain.

  • Fall on Ice $1,900,000

    Our diabetic client fell on the ice and broke their ankle. Rubbing from the ankle cast caused a non-healing wound which led to leg amputation.

  • Death Due to Failure to Diagnose $1,650,000

    Death due to failure to diagnose skin cancer.

  • Scooter Accident $1,250,000

    A scooter operator was hit after the defendant attempted to make a left-hand turn. The client suffered severe injuries, including a fractured hip and a concussion.

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WHY CHOOSE CARTER MARIO LAW FIRM?

  • Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Real Stories from Real People
  • Client
    Such a great experience.

    “I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time.”

    - Michelle P.
  • Client
    It felt really good to have someone.

    “My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love.”

    - Alex M.
  • Client
    Took so much stress off of me.

    “When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much.”

    - Ruth H.
  • Client
    The team has helped me incredibly.

    “Excellent client services and professional. The team has helped me incredibly throughout the aftermath of an accident from day one.”

    - Jeremy G.
  • Client
    Tough and fearless.

    “Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me.”

    - Phillip Y.
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