Waterbury Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident in Connecticut, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel. When another driver was at fault for your crash, you may be entitled to damages such as compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
The negligence of other drivers causes many motorcycle collisions. Nonetheless, the same motorists and their insurance companies will very likely try to claim that a motorcyclist was somehow at fault for their injuries.
You do not have to try and counter these allegations by yourself. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents motorcycle accident victims in Waterbury and many surrounding areas of Connecticut.
Our firm fights to protect the rights of motorcyclists and helps them obtain maximum compensation for their injury claims. Call (203) 437-6190 to have our Waterbury motorcycle accident attorneys provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free consultation.
Do I Need A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Motorcycle accident victims frequently face some immediate financial concerns after their crashes. Insurance companies understand these occasionally desperate circumstances are often ideal times to pressure such victims into accepting lump-sum settlements.
You will want an attorney specifically to deal with phone calls from insurers. Whatever settlement an insurance company offers you is far short of what you are entitled to, and you will want legal representation to ensure that you recover all of the available damages.
Another advantage to hiring a lawyer is you will get an independent investigation of your accident. Not only does this pin down an exact cause, but the attorney can identify all of the potentially liable parties.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers will work closely with you throughout your entire motorcycle accident case. We will keep you updated on all of the most recent developments, so you always know exactly what is going on.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?
Jonathan Perkins has over three decades of legal experience and has been named one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers received the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015.
Mr. Perkins is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, American Bar Association, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and New York Bar Association. He is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut as well as state courts in Connecticut and New York.
Our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Our attorneys will meet with you in person in your hospital room or home if you are unable to visit our office.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, which means you are not charged anything unless you obtain a financial award. You can set up a no cost, no obligation consultation when you call (203) 437-6190.
Types of Motorcycle Accident Cases We Handle
Many motorcycle accidents involve other motor vehicles, but the reasons that these vehicles collided can vary. Some of the most frequent kinds of crashes involving motorcycles include, but are not limited to:
- Rear-End Accidents
- Lane Sharing Accidents
- Lane Change Accidents
- Left Turn Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Drowsy Driving Accidents
Not all motorcycle accidents necessarily involve other vehicles though. Mechanical issues with the motorcycle can cause some crashes.
In such cases, a manufacturer could be liable for accidents caused by defective parts. Similarly, maintenance companies may be responsible for inappropriate repairs.
Motorcyclists frequently suffer catastrophic injuries in most crashes because bikes provide them little to no protection in the event of a crash. In addition to common injuries such as broken bones and road rash, other types of injuries motorcyclists often suffer include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, amputation, burn injuries, disfigurement, neck injuries, and internal organ damage.
A person only has two years to file an injury action or wrongful death claim in Connecticut. It is essential to have these types of crashes investigated as quickly as possible to have the best chance of obtaining compensation.
How Frequently Do Motorcycle Crashes Occur?
The 2015 Connecticut Crash Facts Book from the Connecticut Department of Transportation and Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC) reported that there were 1,590 motorcycles involved in crashes in 2015. The 534 accidents classified as single-vehicle crashes accounted for more than a third of all motorcycle accidents.
Of the remaining crashes, 423 were angle crashes, 294 were rear-ended accidents, 137 were sideswipe or same direction crashes, and 24 were head-on accidents. Motorcyclists suffered 56 fatal injuries, 255 suspected serious injuries, 754 suspected minor injuries, and 331 possible injuries.
Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable
In May 2018, NBC Connecticut reported that AAA said more than 250 people had been killed in motorcycle crashes in the past five years in Connecticut. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), motorcyclist fatalities and fatality rates increased each year from 2014 to 2016, and the 5,286 fatalities and 60.90 fatality rate per 100,000 registered motorcycles were the highest figures since the 5,312 fatalities and 68.52 fatality rate in 2008.
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) stated in a 2017 report that motorcyclist fatalities occurred 28 times more frequently than passenger vehicle fatalities in motor vehicle crashes when accounting for vehicle miles traveled in 2016.
Contact a Waterbury Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a motorcycle accident in Connecticut? Contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. Our firm can fight to help you recover all of the compensation you are entitled to. You can have our lawyers review your case and answer all of your legal questions when you call (203) 437-6190 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.