Connecticut Accident Lawyer
Accidents happen. We are here to help. If you or someone you know has been involved in a bicycle accident, our Connecticut accident attorneys can put our decades of bicycle accident case experience to work for you. We provide our services to you through a contingency fee basis. Our accident lawyers will advance all the fees and expenses from hiring case workers and experts to strengthen your bicycle accident case. However, if we do not recover money for you, we will absorb all the costs. Here at Hastings, Cohen, and Walsh, our legal experts are confident in what we do. We do not get paid until you get paid. Our accident attorneys make it as simple as that.
What Is A Bicycle Accident? What Are The Common Causes?
A bicycle accident is harm done to a cyclist by a motor vehicle. There are many variables that can factor into a bicycle accident. These variables may include but are not limited to:
- Lack of attention to street signs: i.e.: Right of way, yield signs, pedestrian cross walks, etc.
- Deliberate disregard of traffic rules and regulations-
- Failure to stop for pedestrians or oncoming traffic-
- Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and or alcohol-
- Motor vehicle operator negligence
If I Have A Bicycle Accident Case What Should I Do?
If you have a bicycle accident case, it is important to first know that you should not give any statements or sign any authorizations given to you by the insurance company. Doing so might delay your cash settlement towards your bicycle accident. Second, you should do some fact seeking about your bicycle accident. Who were the parties involved, under what circumstance caused the accident to occur, what are you rights as a cyclist? Here at Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, we understand that all these questions can be confusing when trying to figure out the time line in which your bicycle accident occurred. Therefore, we have written a handbook that can make the process of filing a claim less complex than it has to be. In the book, we provide a chronological timeline in which each aspect of the bicycle accident case should be performed.
3. How is Liability Determined?
Liability is the circumstance under which an individual or party is legally obligated to an injured party or individual. Furthermore, the critical issue in determining liability in a bicycle accident case is the test of “reasonable person.” This means how would a “reasonable person” react when faced with the same situation. If the case is brought to trial, a jury will determine this “reasonable person standard,” through a presentation of evidence and argument at trial concerning your bicycle accident.
4. What Compensation Might I Receive If My Bicycle Accident Case is Successful?
If your bicycle accident case is successful, you will be awarded compensation that is intended to restore you to the position you were in before your bicycle accident injury. This money is not considered income and therefore cannot be taxed by the state of Connecticut or the Federal Government. Under usual circumstances, the liable party must pay an injured individual for:
- Present and future medical care
- Past, present, and future income lost due to the pedestrian accident injury
- Perpetual physical disability
- Loss of social, family, or educational experiences
5. How Do I Go About Getting Experts To Help Me With My Bicycle Accident Case?
Our accident lawyers can refer you to the best bicycle accident experts in Connecticut. Our firm has been in practice for over two decades. Therefore, we can connect you with the best doctors, investigators, and economists around. The people we recommend to support your bicycle accident injury have a track record of success. Here at Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, we believe in quality. We only work with the best bicycle accident professionals around.
6. Who Will Pay The Expenses of Hiring All Of These Experts?
At Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh, our accident attorneys recognize how costly it might be to hire a skilled specialist. Therefore, we will advance all the costs and expenses incurred when hiring an skilled bicycle accident professional. We do not get paid until we recover money for you in your bicycle accident case.
Our accident attorney offices are located in or near Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Danbury, East Haven, Georgetown, Hamden, New Fairfield, Newtown, Ridgefield, & Stamford, Connecticut. Please, click here for directions and more information.