New Haven Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Dealing with the aftermath of a serious or fatal motorcycle accident can be a trying experience. While you are doing your best to recover, the insurance companies are dragging their heels, and you have serious concerns about whether they are going to handle your claim in good faith. The financial costs are piling up, and you are trying desperately not to let the accident negatively impact all aspects of your life.

We get it. We also know that, unfortunately, your concerns are valid. Filing a successful motorcycle accident claim is difficult. And if the insurance company knows that you are not represented, they will try to take advantage of your situation. If you need to seek a financial recovery through a personal injury claim, we can help. And we strongly encourage you to get in touch to speak with a New Haven motorcycle accident lawyer about your claim.

Grounds for Seeking Financial Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident

Most motorcycle accidents are not the motorcycle rider’s fault. Most riders stay well within their limits, and they do their best to protect themselves on the roads. Instead, it is typically negligent drivers who put riders in harm’s way. Various other factors (e.g., motorcycle and road defects) can play a role as well, and these factors may give riders and their families claims outside of the traditional auto insurance claims process.

In our practice, we help our clients secure financial compensation from all available sources. This includes filing auto insurance claims and “third-party” claims on grounds including:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving while intoxicated or impaired
  • Road rage and other aggressive driving behaviors
  • Running red lights, running stop signs, and failing to yield
  • Speeding, tailgating, and other forms of reckless driving
  • Motorcycle and other vehicle defects
  • Road defects and maintenance issues
  • Employer negligence (i.e., hiring an inexperienced or unlicensed driver)

Traumatic Injuries for Which Financial Compensation Is Available

New clients often ask us what types of accident-related injuries are covered. Our answer is simple: All injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents are eligible for compensation in Connecticut. If you or a loved one has been injured, the nature of the injury does not matter. If the accident was someone else’s fault, you are entitled to just compensation under Connecticut law. This means that we can help riders and families in New Haven recover financial compensation for injuries including, but not limited to:

  • Bone fractures
  • Concussions
  • Herniated discs
  • Loss of limbs
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Whiplash
  • Other traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries (SCI)
  • Fatal injuries

Steps to Take If You Have Been Injured or Lost a Loved One in a New Haven Motorcycle Accident

1. Seek Medical Attention

Always, always seek medical attention after a traumatic accident. Get a thorough diagnosis, get treatment recommendations, and make sure you know what you need to do to maximize your recovery.

2. Gather Your Records

Collect all of the records you have relating to the accident. This includes photos or videos, the police report, your notes from the scene of the accident, your (or your loved one’s) hospital records, insurance documents, and anything else you may have.

3. Learn about Mistakes to Avoid

When dealing with insurance companies, there are some common mistakes you need to avoid. We have prepared a list of 15 mistakes to avoid after a serious accident in Connecticut.

4. Speak with a Lawyer

As soon as you are able to do so, you should speak with a trusted New Haven motorcycle accident attorney. There are several steps your lawyer will need to take as soon as possible. Additionally, once you hire a lawyer, he or she can handle all correspondence with the insurance companies on your behalf, and he or she can evaluate any third-party claims you may have available.

5. Follow Your Doctor’s and Lawyer’s Professional Advice

As your claim progresses, it will be extremely important for you to follow your doctor’s and lawyer’s advice. The recovery process takes time, but you will get through it. And relying on trustworthy professionals is the best way to maximize your financial compensation.

Schedule a Free Motorcycle Accident Consultation in New Haven, CT

Do you need to speak with a New Haven motorcycle accident lawyer? If so, we are here to assist you in any way we can.  To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call us or contact us online now. Our dedicated legal team can help you understand your options and pursue the compensation you need.