North Haven Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle Accidents in Connecticut
Although motorcycle accidents represent a relatively small percentage of
the overall number of motor vehicle accidents in the United States, they
account for a disproportionately high rate of serious injuries and traffic-related
fatalities each year. This is because motorcyclists have very few protections
in the event of a crash compared to occupants of other types of vehicles.
Even if they wear approved helmets and other safety gear, motorcyclists
are simply no match for large, multi-ton vehicles. As a result, they tend
to sustain catastrophic or fatal injuries when they are involved in collisions
with passenger cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and large commercial vehicles.
If you suffered serious injuries, or if you tragically lost your loved
one due to a motorcycle accident, our team at
Carter Mario Law Firm can help. We understand the immense devastation these accidents cause
in the lives of victims and their families. Our North Haven motorcycle
accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent motorists accountable
and seeking justice on behalf of victims who have had their lives permanently
altered due to the careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct of others.
We offer free, no-obligation consultations and contingency fees, meaning
you do not owe any out-of-pocket costs when you hire our firm. Instead,
our attorneys only collect fees if they successfully recover compensation
for you. Our office is fully staffed and available 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week, and walk-ins are always welcome.
To learn more, including how our attorneys can help you fight for the fair
compensation you deserve, call (203) 456-9665or contact us onlinenow.
How Do Most Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
There is a common misconception that most motorcycle accidents happen because
motorcyclists themselves are dangerous, risk-taking drivers. At Carter
Mario Law Firm, we know that this is not true. In fact, most motorcycle
accidents are the result of another driver’s careless or reckless
conduct. Many drivers fail to give motorcyclists the space, safety, and
respect they deserve—and the consequences can be catastrophic.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failing to check for motorcyclists in blind spots
- Making dangerous turns
- Passing other vehicles unsafely or unlawfully
- Disobeying traffic control devices, such as stop signs and traffic signals
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Merging too closely in front of a motorcyclist (AKA “cutting off”)
- Opening car doors into motorcyclists
- Fatigued driving
- Violating traffic laws and rules of the road
In some cases, motorcycle accidents result not from the negligence of another
driver but due to unsafe conditions, such as inclement weather or poorly
maintained roads. Our attorneys can investigate your claim to determine
if a third party’s negligence or misconduct contributed to or caused
your accident. If so, we may be able to pursue a claim or lawsuit against
the liable third party.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Sadly, motorcyclists tend to sustain severe injuries when they are involved
in accidents with other vehicles. Often, these injuries have catastrophic
effects, leaving victims with significant impairments or even permanent
Some of the most common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents include:
- Back injuries
- Bone fractures
- Head and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of limb
- Organ damage
- Road rash
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Motorcycle accident victims typically require extensive medical care, which
can be both lengthy and expensive. In fact, the severe nature of these
types of collisions often means that motorcycle accident claims tend to
be relatively high in value. As a result, insurance companies are heavily
invested in disputing or denying these claims. It is important that you
work with an experienced
personal injury attorney, like those at Carter Mario Law Firm, who can protect your rights
and advocate for the full compensation you are owed.
Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim
Motorcycle accident claims are often more complex than standard car accident
cases. This is due to a variety of factors, including the severity of
victims’ injuries and damages, the high cost of necessary medical
care, the difficulties associated with proving fault, and more.
At Carter Mario Law Firm, we recognize the unique challenges injured motorcyclists
face. We know how to help you navigate the legal system and fight for
maximum compensation for your damages. Our North Haven motorcycle accident
lawyers have extensive experience going up against major insurance carriers
and have successfully secured over $1 billion in settlements
and verdicts for our clients.
We are ready to assist you with every legal detail involved in filing your
claim, from investigating the accident to determining liability and putting
together a powerful, evidence-based case on your behalf. We know how to
effectively present the facts of your case and fight back against common
prejudices against motorcyclists, both at the negotiation table and in
the courtroom. Throughout the entire process, our team will be there to
answer your questions and provide the personalized counsel you need to
make empowered decisions regarding your recovery.
Request a Complimentary Case Evaluation Today
When you choose Carter Mario Law Firm, you don’t just get one attorney.
You get an entire team of legal professionals dedicated entirely to you
and your case. We take great pride in providing each of our clients with
personalized and attentive service, as well as innovative legal strategies
tailored to each individual’s unique needs.
Our attorneys will be there for you every step of the way, providing consistent
communication and frequent updates on your case. We are always available
to take your call and can even travel to meet you at your home or in the
hospital if needed.
Call our office at (203) 456-9665or contact us onlineto request a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with our team.