Waterford – New London, CT & RI Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers
Motorcycles are more dangerous than cars – and that is why bikers are among the most cautious drivers on the road. They usually are not at fault in accidents, but motorcycle accident injuries are almost always the most severe.
Compared to drivers of cars, motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable to injury on the road. Bikers have very little physical protection in motorcycle accidents. There is no safety cage like in a car, leaving them at risk of serious injury in the event of a motorcycle crash. At Polito & Harrington, we can handle motorcycle accident injury cases in Connecticut and Rhode Island with the most severe results. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
Motorcycle Head Trauma in CT & RI
Out of the 50 states, Connecticut is in the minority of states that do not have laws requiring motorcyclists to wear helmets. As a result, injuries are often more serious in motorcycle accidents, with an especially high risk of head injuries like traumatic brain injury (TBI) or death.
If you or a loved one suffered severe injuries including a head injury, spinal injuries, or other serious motorcycle injuries, we strongly encourage you to hire a New London CT motorcycle accident injury lawyer as soon as you can, even if you do not choose our Waterford – New London CT personal injury law firm. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that important information will be lost. Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys is experienced in handling claims resulting from motorcycle crashes. We represent accident victims to identify the negligent parties responsible for their injuries and secure compensation for their damages.
If a tragic injury as a result of a motorcycle crash has changed your life, Polito & Harrington can help prepare you for what is to come.
45+ Years Combined Experience Handling Motorcycle Accident Injury Cases In CT & RI
Our Waterford – New London CT motorcycle injury lawyers have over 45 years of combined experience in the practice of personal injury law. CT & RI injury lawyer, Humbert Polito has been recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer since 2006. CT injury lawyer, James Harrington has been selected by the research team at Super Lawyers as a Connecticut Rising Star in 2013, 2014 and 2015. You will work one–on–one with Mr. Polito or Mr. Harrington.
We will work hard to hold people and companies responsible for injuries caused by their carelessness.
The Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Polito & Harrington Can Help
A motorcycle accident can destroy more than just your bike, but also your present health, potentially your future health, your ability to work, and even your ability to return to the same lifestyle as before your accident. Motorcycle accident victims face recovery from devastating injuries including head injuries, neck injuries, facial injuries, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. In the aftermath of such a devastating and life-changing event, you should have the right Waterford motorcycle accident attorneys on your side.
Reach out to Polito & Harrington, LLC, to speak with a member of our experienced legal team now to learn how we can help you seek full damages for your motorcycle crash.
Winter Conditions in Connecticut Affect Visibility and Traction
The Connecticut government warns its citizens of the dangers of the ever-changing weather in the state and requests that motorists of all types remain vigilant in the winter when roads can become slick with snow and ice. While you might have outstanding road conditions in Hartford and the surrounding area on a certain afternoon, when you start moving outward into the towns like Willimantic, even main streets can look like ski slopes for hours during a storm.
The state engages in aggressive snow removal and ice mitigation efforts, but drivers still must be responsible and take care to pay attention to the road. When they fail to do so, drivers can slide into motorcyclists or make other errors that make slippery roads even more treacherous for anyone on a bike.
While the plows and salt trucks can help to make the roads less slippery, when rain, snow, or sleet is coming down, drivers may have more difficulty seeing anything on the road, and this includes motorcyclists. If a driver is unsafe and hits your motorcycle, you want an attorney on your side who understands the particular hazards in Connecticut.
More Trucks on the Road Equal More Danger for Motorcyclists
Anyone who drives on the interstate highways of Connecticut and Massachusetts knows that large trucks sometimes seem to outnumber cars. When large trucks are in accidents with other vehicles on the road, the likelihood of fatalities is higher given the increased weight and height of commercial trucks. This is especially true when a large commercial truck crashes into a motorcyclist.
Drivers of large trucks often make careless errors behind the wheel that can change a motorcyclist’s life in an instant. In the case of motorcycle accidents resulting from the negligence or inattentiveness of a commercial truck driver, you need an aggressive motorcycle accident lawyer fighting for full compensation.
Connect with a Waterford Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Having a motorcycle accident attorney on your side who has represented injured motorcyclists in the past will know how to calculate your damages and file the proper claims to seek maximum compensation for you. Reach out now for your free consultation with Polito & Harrington, LLC, to discuss the best path to full financial recovery in your situation.
Waterford Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Is Connecticut a Motorcycle-Friendly State?
The state of Connecticut is a very popular region for motorcycle enthusiasts, with beautiful scenery, nice weather for most of the year, and a variety of outdoor bars and restaurants catering to motorcyclists. Drivers should always be ready to encounter motorcycle riders.
Awareness and caution are essential for both motorcyclists and motor vehicle operators alike, but accidents do happen, with many reported motorcycle crashes due to distracted drivers. A motorcycle accident attorney from Polito & Harrington can determine if you are entitled to damages.
When Can I Collect Damages for My Motorcycle Accident?
When you suffered injuries in a crash that resulted in damages, the law entitles you to collect from the party who was at fault for the accident.
Fault depends on a complex legal term known as negligence, which at its most basic means there was:
- Breach of duty
- Causation of injuries by the breach of duty
- Damages due to the injuries
If another driver—who owes you the duty to drive safely—fails to make safe decisions and hits you, they can be negligent and responsible for your injuries. Negligence can take many forms in motorcycle accident cases, including distracted driving, failure to yield, speeding, drunk driving, and more. Motorcycle injury attorneys at Polito & Harrington are skilled at establishing liability for your claim.
What Damages Can I Collect for My Motorcycle Accident?
The damages available to you as a result of your accident will depend on the facts and circumstances of your accident and injuries. Generally, though, your damages will include medical expenses, lost wages, lost work benefits, vehicle repair, and more. Depending on the severity of your injury, your damages may include compensation for any long-term disabilities or permanent disability and the impact they have on your quality of life and earning potential.
When Should I Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
A motorcycle attorney can help you with everything you need to seek full compensation for your losses. After you have, of course, received the necessary medical attention for your injuries, it is time to get a skilled lawyer on board. It is never too soon to discuss your case with a legal professional.
If you already filed a claim on your own and received a settlement offer, a motorcycle accident lawyer can help you analyze the offer and determine if it is fair or if they should take additional action to seek more compensation for you.
How Can a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help Me?
The right lawyer can:
- Investigate the cause of your accident
- Identify liable parties
- Calculate your damages
- File the necessary insurance claims
- Negotiate with insurance companies
A motorcycle attorney steps into your shoes and handles all the negotiations and communications with the opposing party’s insurance company and their attorneys.
Insurance companies are for-profit organizations that increase their profits by paying out on as few claims as possible, and for those that they do pay out on, by paying the least amount possible. Having an attorney on your side to help you accurately compute the present and future value of your injury will ensure that you receive fair and complete compensation for your injuries.
How We Can Help You
Personable, attentive, approachable advocates, CT & RI motorcycle accident injury lawyers, Humbert Polito and James Harrington will respond promptly to any questions or concerns.
To schedule a free consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer at Polito & Harrington in Waterford, Connecticut, call 1.860.447.3300 today or contact us online.
We are proud of our long record of successful personal injury verdicts and settlements in CT & RI, achieved for the benefit of our clients.
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