Get the Help You Need From Trusted Waterbury Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Berkowitz Hanna is a personal injury and wrongful death law firm that represents motorcycle crash accident victims and families in Waterbury. With decades of experience and millions of dollars recovered, our attorneys can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Seeking financial compensation after a motorcycle accident presents unique challenges. The common misconceptions that riding a motorcycle is dangerous and that all riders are risk-taker spills over into the insurance claims process. Insurance companies regularly blame riders for their own injuries, and overcoming the anti-rider bias requires experienced legal representation.
Fault and Damages: The Two Key Elements of a Successful Motorcycle Accident Claim
When seeking financial compensation after a motor vehicle accident in Waterbury, there are fundamental two aspects of your case that you need to prove. The first is fault: Who is to blame for your injuries or your loved one’s death? The second is the amount of your damages: How much are you entitled to recover for your accident-related losses?
What Factor(s) Caused Your Motorcycle Accident?
While motorcycle accidents can have many different causes, in order to recover financial compensation, you need to be able to prove the specific cause of your accident. When you choose Berkowitz Hanna to handle your motorcycle accident case in Waterbury, our Waterbury motorcycle accident lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation in order to identify all causal factors. These may include:
- Dangerous, distracted, or drunk driving
- Negligent hiring or entrustment
- Negligent vehicle maintenance or repair work
- A car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle defect
- A road defect
What Losses Have You Endured (and Will You Endure in the Future)?
If any of these factors played a role in your motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation under Connecticut law. Accident victims and families who have lost loved ones can recover financial compensation for financial and non-financial losses including:
- Loss of income and future earnings
- Medical expenses and prescription costs
- Pain, suffering, and emotional trauma
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of companionship, consortium, enjoyment of life, services, and support
Connecticut Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Q: How can I prove that the driver was at fault in my motorcycle accident?
When our attorneys investigate the cause (or causes) of your accident, we will be looking for several different types of evidence that we can use to prove your claim for damages. By combining evidence from several different sources (e.g., an on-scene investigation, an examination of your motorcycle, and a review of the other driver’s phone and employment records), we can present a convincing case for liability.
Q: What if the insurance company tries to blame me for causing the accident?
Due to the common bias against motorcycle riders, there is a good chance that the insurance companies will try to blame you for your own injuries. Our attorneys can use the available evidence to prove that you were not partially at fault. If the evidence suggests that you were partially at fault, then we may still be able to recover partial compensation for your injuries.
Q: What if I was involved in a motorcycle accident in Waterbury and I don’t have insurance?
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and you don’t have insurance, you may still be able to file a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. If a non-driver-related factor caused or contributed to your accident (e.g., if your motorcycle was defective), our attorneys may be able to file a third-party claim on your behalf as well.
Q: How soon can I expect to receive financial compensation after my accident?
It depends. If liability is clear and the other driver’s (or third party’s) insurance company is willing to negotiate in good faith, it may be possible to secure a settlement relatively quickly. However, if your losses are substantial and the insurance company is not willing to settle for the amount you deserve, our attorneys may need to take your case to trial.
Q: Should I hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to represent me?
Yes, without a doubt. Winning a motorcycle accident case requires the ability to conduct a thorough investigation, a comprehensive understanding of the law, and the skill to negotiate effectively with the insurance companies. It also requires the capabilities and resources to take your case to trial, if necessary. At Berkowitz Hanna, our Waterbury motorcycle accident attorneys are proven advocates for motorcycle riders and families in Connecticut. We can explain everything you need to know about recovering just compensation, and we can begin working on your case immediately.
Discuss Your Case with a Waterbury Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for Free
If you would like to discuss your motorcycle accident claim with an experienced Waterbury motorcycle accident attorney, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. To schedule an appointment as soon as possible, call 203-447-0000 or tell us how we can help online now.