Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Serving Ridgefield & all of Connecticut
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person’s
negligence, our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Hastings,
Cohan & Walsh, LLP can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
We have decades of experience helping injured accident victims protect
their rights and pursue justice.
Your Risk Level as a Motorcyclist
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
motorcycles are 35 times more likely to be involved in a traffic accident
than a regular passenger vehicle. Over 75% of all motorcycle accidents
are small vehicle collisions, many of which occur when another driver
fails to notice the presence of the motorcyclist.
It is a myth that most motorcycle accidents occur at high speeds; in fact,
the majority happen at an average speed of 29mph. Regardless, the risk
of serious injury is incredibly high, since a motorcyclist does not have
any external frame to protect them.
Protecting Your Rights After a Motorcycle Accident
After a motorcycle accident, it is critical that you avoid giving statements
or signing documents at the scene of the accident. These actions could
compromise your rights and your case.
You should also be sure to do the following:
- Make sure you are examined by a medical professional.
- Gather contact information from other involved parties and witnesses (names,
phone numbers, license plate numbers, etc).
- Take photographs of the damage at the scene.
- Call an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to thoroughly investigate
the scene of the wreck.
Liability and Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident Case
Connecticut accident law is governed by modified comparative negligence,
which means that if you are found 51% or more liable for your motorcycle
accident, you cannot recover any compensation.
This is why it is so important to hire an experienced Connecticut motorcycle
attorney. We know how to build an effective motorcycle injury case that
argues for the other party’s full liability, helping to maximize
the amount of compensation you are able to recover.
Do not hesitate to call Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP for a
case evaluation at (888) 244-5480