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Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents

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Motorcycle accidents frequently lead to serious injury and even death. The smaller size of a motorcycle, combined with its lack of external protection, place riders and passengers at a higher risk of injury out on the open road.

Unfortunately, the risks involved in operating motorcycles often cause riders to face a bias from insurance companies when they suffer injury in an accident that was not their fault. At Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, our Ridgefield motorcycle accident attorneys understand the uphill battle that injured motorcyclists face – and we know how to effectively negotiate for the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyers.

Car vs. Motorcycle Accidents

The majority of motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles. Some of the most common types of car-motorcycle accidents include:

  • Right-of-way violations – Many drivers fail to see motorcycles or simply neglect to pay attention to them, leading to right-of-way violations that cause serious accidents.
  • Rear-end accidents – Sometimes, drivers misjudge their following distance behind a motorcycle. Since motorcycles weigh so much less than a passenger vehicle, a rear-end accident can force the bike into oncoming traffic, or even throw the motorcyclist from their bike.
  • Left-hand turn accidents – These accidents account for 42% of all car-motorcycle collisions (NHTSA). In the majority of cases, the car is making a left-hand turn and cuts off the motorcycle, resulting in an accident.

Other Types of Motorcycle Accidents

A car or truck does not need to physically strike a motorcycle in order for the driver to be held responsible. Some motorcycle accidents occur when the motorcyclist is simply trying to avoid another vehicle’s reckless maneuver. For example, a car may change into a lane without seeing the motorcycle there, forcing the rider to veer away and lose control of the bike.

Additionally, motorcycle accidents can be caused by defective parts within the motorcycle itself, or dangerous road hazards that have not been addressed by local transportation authorities. Our experienced Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate your motorcycle accident to determine every factor that contributed to it – and which parties should be held accountable.

If you have been seriously injured, or if your loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident caused by another person’s negligence, please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyers. We represent injured victims throughout Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Bridgeport, and surrounding areas of Connecticut.

Call our skilled attorneys today at (888) 244-5480 to find out if you are entitled to compensation for your accident.

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