Milford Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle accidents often result in victims suffering serious injuries. Victims then require expensive medical treatment to fully recover from their injuries. Insurance companies do not care about properly compensating motorcycle accident victims which is why representation by a Milford motorcycle accident lawyer is essential.
Talk with a Milford Motorcycle Accident Attorney for a Free Consultation
Accident victims often make the mistake of waiting too long to speak with an attorney. This delay makes it more difficult to build a strong case. The dedicated motorcycle accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm evaluate your injury claim and begin the process of building your case.
Carter Mario Has Over 30 Years of Experience
Insurance companies are aware of the reputation the attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have built. Our reputation for success can be seen with the fact our attorneys have recovered over one billion dollars in compensation for our clients. Stated simply, insurance companies know we fight to obtain the best results for our clients.
Things to consider when pursuing a personal injury claim following a Milford motorcycle accident:
- How much does a Milford motorcycle accident lawyer cost?
- How to find a qualified Milford motorcycle accident attorney?
Example Motorcycle Accident Case Results
In addition to being seasoned litigators, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm are skilled negotiators. Our attorneys have resolved numerous motorcycle accident claims by negotiating favorable settlement offers. For example, our attorneys obtained the following:
- A $2,400,000 settlement on behalf of a motorcycle accident victim who was struck by an SUV driven by a negligent driver
- A $1,250,000 settlement for a motorcycle accident victim who was involved in a head-on collision with a vehicle
- A $621,000 settlement for a motorcycle rider who was injured by a negligent driver making an illegal left turn
Helping Victims of Motorcycle Accidents & Injuries
At Carter Mario Law Firm, our attorneys know your life was permanently altered as a result of your injuries. We know you need financial compensation not only to recover from your injuries, but also to rebuild your life. Our attorneys are not afraid to fight powerful insurance companies to get you the compensation you need.
What You Should do After a Motorcycle Accident
Understandably, the time following a motorcycle collision is confusing and difficult. Motorcycle accident victims often make mistakes which reduce the legal strength and financial value of their claims. Following a motorcycle accident, you should:
- Call 911 and request the police and emergency services respond to the collision
- Not speak with the driver of the vehicle which struck you
- Seek medical care at a hospital, urgent care center, or with your primary care provider
- Document the collision by photographing the scene and the vehicles involved
- Not speak with the other driver’s insurance company
- Retain a Milford motorcycle accident attorney
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Milford, CT
In most cases, a motorcycle accident is the result of an automobile driver’s negligence. Motorcycle accidents result from an automobile driver:
- Driving after consuming drugs
- Driving after consuming alcohol
- Driving faster than the legal speed limit
- Driving while talking or texting on their cell phone
- Changing lanes improperly
Helmet Laws for Motorcycles in Connecticut
Connecticut State law requires motorcycle drivers below 18 to wear helmets. This law also applies to motorcycle passengers who are under 18. Adults are not required to wear helmets while driving or riding motorcycles.
How to Prove Negligence in Motorcycle Accident Cases
Winning a motorcycle accident lawsuit requires you to prove the other driver caused the collision and the collision caused your injuries. You must prove both of these elements by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. In addition to your testimony, evidence such as photos and testimony by independent eyewitnesses help you meet your burden of proof.
Damages You Can Recover in Motorcycle Accident Claims
You can obtain financial compensation by claiming economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages consist of your medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Non-economic damages are designed to compensate you for the mental anguish and pain and suffering you experienced.
Recovering Compensatory & Non-Compensatory Damages
In addition to being required to prove the other driver’s negligence, you must also prove you were injured due to the collision. Along with your medical expenses, Connecticut State law allows you to claim the costs related to your rehabilitative or custodial care as part of your economic damages claim. Further, you can also claim the mental anguish you experienced as part of your non-economic damages claim.
How Much Does a Motorcycle Injury Attorney in Milford Cost?
At Carter Mario, we represent injured victims on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay if we can negotiate a settlement you approve or if we obtain a favorable verdict at trial. Additionally, according to our Zero Fee Warranty, our legal fees will not exceed the amount of money you receive from a judgment or settlement. In short, you pay no upfront money for legal fees or costs.
Statute of Limitations on Milford Motorcycle Injury Claims
A statute of limitations is a law setting a limit by which a person must file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Connecticut is two years. This means you must file a lawsuit within two years following your motorcycle accident or else you waive your right to sue.
Contact Carter Mario to Talk with a Milford Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Building a strong case requires time and resources. The attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm can begin working with you today. For a free and confidential consultation, contact us today!