Motorcycle Accident Lawyer 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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) 876-2711 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
- 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.