Help for Bicycle Accident Victims
Were you or someone you love seriously hurt in a bicycle accident? If so, you may be wondering where to turn for help with your medical expenses and other costs associated with the crash. The Connecticut bicycle accident lawyers of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you are owed, so don’t wait to contact us today.
We know how dangerous bike accidents can be, and we have seen the impact can have on victims and their family members. That’s why we work so hard to make sure our clients get the full compensation they are owed. What’s more, we believe in holding the responsible party accountable for their actions, and we will make sure that justice is served.
The lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have decades of experience that they put to use exclusively in representing those who have been hurt in accidents just like yours. We’ve won millions on behalf of our clients, and we’re ready to put our experience to work for you.
If you or someone you love has been in a bicycle accident in Connecticut, it’s time to get the law on your side and get the assistance you need. Contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers at (203) 397-1283, by filling out a contact form, or by chatting with us live today.
Why Bicycle Accident Cases Require Bicycle Accident Attorneys
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, bicycle accidents in the United States led to more than 1,000 deaths in 2015 and the sum of fatal and non-fatal bicycle accidents lead to a lifetime loss of $10 billion every year. Those who have been injured or killed in a bicycle accident deserve compensation for the medical costs and the loss of income that are the direct result of someone else’s negligence.
To get this compensation, though, you’ll need to be able to assemble all the evidence, witnesses, and experts required to prove fault right at the moment when you are at your weakest. Your bicycle accident likely led to significant physical injuries and emotional distress, making it even harder to prepare for a claim against a powerful insurance company. By hiring a bicycle accident lawyer, you can rest easier knowing that you have an experienced team on your side, fighting for what matters to you.
In addition, a bicycle accident lawyer will know all the laws related to your case and how to use them to your benefit. A good lawyer will also have experience working with and against the insurance companies and know how to secure victories through settlements or in the courtroom. These invaluable skills and knowledge can make all the difference in whether you receive compensation or are forced to live without justice or the means you need to heal and get back to your life.
Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers
The lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are committed to helping injured people in Connecticut, as we have for more than three decades. We work hard to secure compensation for our clients and make our community safer.
Our strong track record of six-figure verdicts and settlements shows our dedication and commitment to our clients and their families. We’ve also been recognized for our work by many organizations in the legal field. We recently won the prestigious Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015. We’ve also been named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. If you’ve been hurt in a bike accident, turn to the legal team that so many others in Connecticut have trusted to get them the compensation and justice they deserve.
Common Causes of Bike Accidents
While bicycle accidents are often catastrophic, they are not all the same. There are many different ways a bicycle accident can occur, and many different individuals and businesses that might be held accountable for the injuries and other costs associated with the crash. Common causes of bike accidents include:
- Motorist turning right into a bicycle lane
- Motorist turning left in an intersection without using a signal or at too great a speed
- Motorist switching lanes ahead of a cyclist without enough space or warning
- Motorist “dooring” (opening a door in front of someone) a cyclist
- Motorist failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Motorist rear ending a cyclist
- Debris on the roadway or bicycle path
- Potholes or other poor road maintenance
- Overgrown foliage and other landscaping issues
- Dog or other animal chase and bite
These are, again, only the most common bicycle accident cases, and there are plenty of other potential cases. If your case does not match the above list, the best course is to speak with a bicycle accident attorney to find out about the quality of your claim.
Any bicycle accident, no matter its specifics, carries a very significant risk of causing serious injury to the cyclist. Some of the most common injuries from these accidents include:
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
- Spinal injuries
- Emotional trauma
Overcoming any injury can be difficult and may require extensive costs for immediate medical care and future physical therapy. There is also the potential for lost income in the present and in the future.
Contact a Connecticut Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today
The lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers know Connecticut law, and we know how to win bicycle accident cases. If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident in Connecticut, it’s time to put your trust in a law firm that has proven, over and over again, how to fight for its clients and get them the compensation they need. Contact us by chatting with us live, by filling out a contact form, or by calling (203) 397-1283 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.