Connecticut Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicycle accidents can be devastating. It is simply a terrifying experience that leaves a last mental effect on a bicyclist. Aside from the mental effect, it can leave the bicyclist with severe and deadly injuries. Some of these injuries include, spine injuries, brain injuries, and other catastrophic injuries. These injuries come with increased medical bills and loss wages. Regardless of your injuries, insurance companies will try to place blame on the bicyclist.

At Bert McDowell injury Law, we have a great deal of experience representing injured bicyclists. We understand that there is a great deal of stress with filing an injury claim and even arguing with the insurance company regarding fault. This is why we are aggressive with our approach. Our dedicated personal injury lawyers are committed to defending the rights of Connecticut bicyclists. We are ready to help you right away. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bike crash caused by another person’s negligence, call a Connecticut bicycle accident attorney right away. We are prepared to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. If you are someone you know have been injured, Bring On Bert!

Reasons for Bicycle Accidents

Many motorists ignore the presence of bicyclists on the road. In fact, a lot of avid bicyclists go for their daily early morning rides to avoid traffic. As one can imagine, the slightest car-bicycle accident can cause a bicyclist to sustain severe physical injuries and emotional trauma. Some of the common reasons that can cause a car-bicycle accident are:

  • Dooring Accidents: Bicyclists that are injured by motorists who open the door of their parked cars into the bicyclists’ path.
  • Left-turn Accidents: When a motorist makes a left turn in the bicyclist lane of travel
  • Dangerous Passing: When a motorist and bicyclist are traveling in the same direction and the motorist turns right into the bicyclist. This is usually caused by the motorist’s failure to check their blind spots.
  • Left-turn Accidents: When a motorist makes a left turn in the bicyclist lane of travel

A Connecticut bike collision lawyer can obtain the police report, review pictures, analyze the scene of the accident, interview witnesses, and examine available surveillance material.

Compensation after a Bicycle Crash

A bicycle accident can result in deadly injuries despite whether the bicyclist wore protective equipment such as a helmet. These injuries can involve cuts, friction burns, spinal cord damage, broken ribs and other fractures, and traumatic brain injury.

Different Types of Compensation in Connecticut Bike Collision Claims:

If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, a capable Connecticut lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Economic Damages
  • Past / Present / Future Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages / Lost Earning Capacity
  • Property Damage
  • In-Home Care Expenses
  • Transportation Expenses
  • Non-Economic Damages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Mental Anguish

What to Do after Your Connecticut Bicycle Accident

The police report is crucial to your injury case. The police report typically provides the officer’s thoughts on fault, witness statements, names and addresses of everyone involved, and their insurance policies.

Call the Police

The police report is crucial to your injury case. The police report typically provides the officer’s thoughts on fault, witness statements, names and addresses of everyone involved, and their insurance policies.

Record Everything

Pictures and video recordings will help your injury case. However, you must take pictures/videos of every vehicle involved. Evidence of property damage can be used to help increase the value of your injury case. These pictures/videos help demonstrate the amount of force that was applied at the time of the bicycle accident.

Seek Medical Attention

If you are hurt, let the police officers know so that they can dispatch emergency services. Do not refuse medical attention when you are hurt.

Get in Touch with a Connecticut Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today

It is very important that you contact a Connecticut bicycle accident attorney to help you navigate through the chaos after an accident. The insurance company is not on your side. They will do everything in their power to limit your rights to maximum recovery. With offices in Hartford and Bridgeport, we are able to assist our clients throughout Connecticut. If you are injured, contact us today.

Bert McDowell Injury Law

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