Motorcycle safety laws in Connecticut are fairly lax. There is no helmet requirement, unless the motorcyclist is 17 or younger, and the only eye protection laws are those established by nationally accepted standards put in place over 30 years ago; however, even with head to toe protection, motorcycle accidents often result in serious or fatal injuries for bikers. The best way to avoid injury is to avoid accidents. The best way to avoid accidents is through practicing motorcycle safety.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation® offers these tips for biker safety:
As many a motorcyclist knows, even following these safety tips may not be enough to prevent a motorcycle accident. If you are involved in an accident, a Ridgefield motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can help you fight to get the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in or near Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Danbury, East Haven, Georgetown, Hamden, New Fairfield, Newtown, Ridgefield, or Stamford, Connecticut, please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible.