Motorcycle Accident in Danbury CT

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Jan 08, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Danbury CT for example, then one of the elements of your accident or injury case is alleging and proving that the person who caused the accident was at fault. One way that you can do this is by showing that the at fault party has breached or violated one of the Connecticut General Statute sections that deals with the operation of a motor vehicle. For example, if the fact pattern of your case applies you could allege that the responsible violated....C.G.S. Section 14-222 entitled  Reckless driving. This statute provides: (a) No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public highway of the state, or any road of any specially chartered municipal association or of any district organized under the provisions of chapter 105, a purpose of which is the construction and maintenance of roads and sidewalks, or in any parking area for ten cars or more or upon any private road on which a speed limit has been established in accordance with the provisions of section 14-218a or upon any school property recklessly, having regard to the width, traffic and use of such highway, road, school property or parking area, the intersection of streets and the weather conditions. The operation of a motor vehicle upon any such highway, road or parking area for ten cars or more at such a rate of speed as to endanger the life of any person other than the operator of such motor vehicle, or the operation, downgrade, upon any highway, of any motor vehicle with a commercial registration with the clutch or gears disengaged, or the operation knowingly of a motor vehicle with defective mechanism, shall constitute a violation of the provisions of this section. The operation of a motor vehicle upon any such highway, road or parking area for ten cars or more at a rate of speed greater than eighty-five miles per hour shall constitute a violation of the provisions of this section.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than three hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or be both fined and imprisoned for the first offense and for each subsequent offense shall be fined not more than six hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one year or be both fined and imprisoned.

This may be just one of a number of statutory violations that the defendant committed that will help to establish the negligent conduct that would entitle you to collect money damages from the at fault party's insurance carrier. It is important that you consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment so that your case can be investigated and developed to uncover all of the various causes of action and allegations of negligence that may be available to you.

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Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.

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