It is no secret that motorcycle riders do not get the same respect as other people on the road. Riders tend to have a bad reputation but, in all actuality, they are usually the best defensive drivers out there. Motorcycle accidents are one of the most devastating kinds accidents on the road. We stress that all Connecticut motorcycle riders obtain an adequate amount of uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance. There are too many times when the at-fault driver has inadequate insurance. Riders must protect themselves, and a sufficient amount of insurance coverage will afford them the protection that is needed, should they be involved in a motorcycle accident. We understand that you may only use your motorcycle in the Spring and Summer months, and therefore remove the insurance coverage. However, we urge all riders to never ride without proper insurance coverage.
At Bert McDowell injury Law, we have a great deal of experience representing injured riders in their motorcycle accident. There is a great deal of stress with properly filing a claim with the insurance company, getting your motorcycle assessed for damages, and arguing with the at-fault insurer regarding fault. It is common for medical bills associated with motorcycle accidents to be high. At the same time, due to your injuries, you are confined to your home, and continue to miss days from work. Connecticut motorcycle accident attorney Bert McDowell will fight to get you the compensation you deserve and help you get back to conquering the open road.
Our accomplished personal injury lawyers have represented hundreds of people injured in Connecticut auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and Connecticut truck accidents. With offices in Bridgeport and Hartford area, we are able to assist our clients throughout the State of Connecticut. If you or a loved one has been injured, Bring On Bert!
The Importance of the Right Connecticut Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
There are people that try to navigate through an injury claim on their own. They are under the care of a medical doctor, submitting documents for short-term disability, negotiating fault, and finally, negotiating a settlement. Why do people insist on not hiring a lawyer? The answer is simple. Some people think they can recover more, without a lawyer. In their mind, if they do not have to pay a fee to a lawyer, then they will make out with more compensation.
However, there are studies demonstrating that injured people who are represented by a lawyer tend to make 3.5 – 4x more than they would negotiate by themselves. Hiring the right Connecticut motorcycle crash attorney is important to protecting your rights.
As a former client of Bert, I am informing the public that Bert will represent you with dignity and class. He is authentic, knowledgeable, gracious, proactive, responsive, genuinely compassionate, exercise great judgment, provide sound advice, while tirelessly advocating for you.
- Initial Offer: $30,000
- What We Got: $100,000
I couldn’t have asked for better legal help and wouldn’t hesitate to refer Bert for any personal injury case.
- Initial Offer: No Pay
- What We Got: $75,000
Most Commons Motorcycle Accident Injuries
In Connecticut, the minimum coverage amount is $25,000/$50,000 for bodily injury per person
- Uninsured Motorist Coverage : There are times when the person that causes a motorcycle accident does not have insurance coverage at all. In those situations, with the help of our Connecticut personal injury law firm, Bert McDowell Injury Law, we can make a claim under your uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist claims cover accidents where the at-fault driver has no car insurance, the car is unregistered or stolen, or it is a hit-and-run. Do not think that you cannot get compensation for your motorcycle accident just because the at-fault driver is not insured. We are here to help you through this process.
- Underinsured Motorist Coverage : There are times when the person that causes a motorcycle accident does not have enough policy coverage to fully compensate you for your bodily injuries. For these situations, with the help of our a knowledgable bike collision lawyer in Connecticut at Bert McDowell Injury Law, we can make a claim under your underinsured motorist coverage IF:
- You have coverage that exceeds the at-fault driver’s coverage.
- Your injuries warrant more than the at-fault driver’s coverage.
Types of Compensation for Your Connecticut Motorcycle Accident
If you have been involved in a bike collision, you can be compensated for your economic and non-economic damages.
- 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
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Mental Anguish
What to Do after a Motorcycle Accident
After you have been in a Connecticut car accident, there are a few things you should try to do
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.
Pictures and video recordings will help your injury case. However, you must take pictures/videos of every car 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 car 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. There are times, immediately after a car accident, when you may not feel any pain/discomfort. However, you begin to feel pain the next day or week. As soon as you begin feeling pain, visit a doctor as soon as possible.
Enlist the Help of a Connecticut Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
It is very important that you contact a legal professional 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. Connecticut motorcycle accident attorney, Bert McDowell, used to represent insurance companies, and he uses those experiences to get his clients maximum compensation for their motorcycle crashes. If you have been injured, contact us today.