Motorcycle Accident Questions and Answers – Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you have been a victim of a motorcycle accident in Connecticut, our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys are available to help. We have decades of legal experience and are committed to our clients. All of our cases operate on a contingency fee basis. You will pay nothing out of pocket or up front. We advance all costs, expert witness fees, and other expenses to build your case. Our motorcycle accident lawyer will only be reimbursed if we recover money for you. Otherwise, we will absorb all loses associated with building your motorcycle accident case.
1. What are Some Motorcycle Accidents Statistics?
The National Highway Safety Administration reports that motorcycles are 35 times more likely than automobiles to be in an accident.
Weather is not a main factor in motorcycle accidents and only is the cause approximately 2% of the time. Instead, more than 3/4ths of motorcycle accidents involve small vehicle collisions. Most times the small vehicle fails to identify the motorcyclist. Additionally, many people believe that motorcycle accidents occur at high rates of speed. However, most motorcycle accidents occur around 29 mph.
Slide outs resulting from over braking are still a major cause of motorcycle accidents, but many times motorist negligence contributes to these slide outs.
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2. What Should I Do After A Motorcycle Accident?
It is critical that you avoid taking any action that will negatively affect your case. Depending on the facts of your case, you may need to avoid giving statements or signing authorizations. Accordingly, it is important that you contact a motorcycle accident attorney experienced with motorcycle accidents. Time is a factor. The law mandates that any notice requirements be completed lest your case be subject to dismissal.
3. How is Liability Determined in Motorcycle Accidents?
Liability often depends on how “a reasonable person may be expected to act in that situation.” Failure to perform by this reasonable person standard determines negligence. However, the fulfillment of this standard is often determined by a jury after considering presented arguments and evidence. This fact is a valuable reason to contact an experienced attorney quickly.
4. If successful, What Compensation Might I Receive for a Motorcycle Accident Case?
A person found liable generally needs to compensate an injured person for the following:
- Medical expenses, past and future, associated with the injury
- Lost income, past and future, caused by the injury
- Permanent lost physical ability or defects
- Lost experiences (family, educational or social)
- Emotional damages caused by the accident
- Property damages
- In some instances, punitive damages
Awarded damages, compensation for your injury, is designed to restore you to your state prior to the motorcycle accident. This is money is not taxable and is not classified as income.
5. How Do I Get Experts For My Motorcycle Accident Case?
Our motorcycle accident lawyers will be able to hire the experts to develop your case advance all costs in doing so. These experts may include, private investigator, physicians, and weather specialists.
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