Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts motorcycle accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims involving accidents between motorcycles and motor vehicles.
Motorcycles have been a part of American culture for decades and have continued to allure young and old alike. However, while motorcycles have become safer over the years, they still do not offer as much protection as other motor vehicles offer to drivers and passengers. As a result, even a small motorcycle accident can lead to severe injuries and damage. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to damages for your injuries.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
In 2008, around 1,500 motorcycle accidents were reported in Connecticut. Out of this number, nearly 1,300 resulted in injuries or fatalities. This is quite a high margin for severe injuries, when the statistics for all reported motor vehicle accidents include an injury and fatality rate of only 25%. It is clear that motorcyclists are more at risk than other motor vehicle drivers and passengers due to the lack of protection that is offered by a motorcycle.
Motorcycle accidents are often caused by another driver acting in the following ways:
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to yield
- Failure to check blind spots
- Sudden lane changes
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle injuries often include the following:
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Spine injuries
- Brain injuries
Many of these require long term care in hospitals or rehabilitation centers. Motorcyclists are often unable to prevent severe injuries from occurring in an accident even if they wear all protective gear. Many car and truck drivers are not accustomed to looking for motorcyclists on the road and frequently do not check their blind spots before switching lanes or in making turns. Most motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcyclist, but instead are the fault of another motor vehicle driver. Car and truck drivers find it easy to be distracted by their phone, a passenger, or other items in their car. The party responsible for the accident may be required to pay for any medical bills, lost wages, future earnings, or pain and suffering.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts motorcycle accident lawyer. Our attorney has years of experience in handling accident cases and understand that motorcycle accidents often involve devastating injuries. We will be by your side and will assist you in receiving compensation for your injuries. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.