Bridgeport Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation there were a total of 1,586 total motorcycle accidents in 2008 which resulted in 1,194 injuries, 54 fatalities and 338 cases of property damages. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of Transportation has provided statistics indicating that there were six motorcycle accident fatalities throughout Fairfield County in 2011.
A motorcycle is defined as a two or three wheeled vehicle which can be designed for long distance traveling, navigating through congested traffic, cruising, racing, or off-road use. They are one of the most affordable forms of transportation throughout the world, while over 200 million motorcycles are in use worldwide.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers recognize that motorcyclists are over 18 times more likely to be killed in an accident than those who choose to travel in passenger vehicles or other forms of transportation. Our attorneys have great sympathy for these individuals and believe that any injuries caused by another individual’s negligent actions are worth being compensated for. Our team has years of experience handling motorcycle accident litigations and will help you achieve the justice you deserve.
Common Styles of Motorcycles
In order to appeal to a variety of different riders, there have been several different types of motorcycles created over the years. These motorcycles allow for riders to perform a number of different activities and have also been created for a number of different purposes. In any case, most motorcycles offer a cheap form of transportation and an overall enjoyment of allowing riders to enjoy the open road.
Some common types of motorcycles include:
- Chopper Bikes
- Cruiser Motorcycles
- Dual-Sport Motorcycle
- Motorcycle Ambulances
- Off-Road Motorcycles
- Police Motorcycles
- Sport Bike
- Sport Touring Motorcycle
- Standard Motorcycles
- Street Motorcycles
- Touring Motorcycles
As there are many different styles of bikes, our attorneys advise each rider to understand how each one maneuvers before attempting to take it on our roadways. This will keep you safe and others traveling on our Bridgeport roadways.
Causes of Bridgeport Motorbike Collisions
Throughout 2008, the most motorcycle accidents occurred between 5:00PM and 5:59PM, on Sundays, during the month of July, and to the age group of 20 to 24 year olds. Many times these accidents are caused by passenger vehicle drivers failing to locate motorcyclists travelling on the roadway. Of course, many motorcyclists are also injured each day by performing negligent actions while riding their bike.
Some causes of motorbike collisions include:
- Bad Roads
- Bad Weather
- Construction Zones
- Distracted Drivers
- Excessive Speeding
- Failure to Locate Rider
- Failure to Yield Right of Way
- Fixed Object Collision
- Inexperienced Drivers
- Lane Splitting
- Motorcycle Malfunction
- Unsafe Lane Changing
Due to the wide variety of accidents which may occur, along with the lack of protection offered to motorcyclists, there are often injuries associated with being involved in an accident.
Types of Rider Injuries
Resulting from the lack of protection against the outside environment, motorcyclists may experience a variety of both short and long term injuries. Furthermore, these riders may also experience both physical and mental complications throughout the rest of their lives.
Some types of rider injuries include:
- Ankle injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Dislocated joints
- Eye injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Riders arm
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrist injuries
After being involved in a motorcycle accident it is recommended to seek medical attention to ensure all injuries are properly cared for. Furthermore, any medical documents obtained can be used by an attorney to create a robust case against these negligent and injury causing individuals.
Motorbike Accident Injury Compensation Benefits
Following a motorcycle accident, there may be a number of compensation benefits available. These compensation benefits will directly depend on the severity of injuries and other factors relating to the specific accident.
Some compensation benefits include:
- Existing medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of future income
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost income
- Mental and/or physical impairments
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation and therapy expenses
- Special equipment needed for disabilities
- Wrongful death
Our attorneys are experienced in handling motorcycle accident litigations and will seek the maximum compensation benefits available to you in the court of law.
Contact an Experienced Bridgeport Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our attorneys will perform their own investigation on all factors involved in the accident and will not strictly rely on what the accident report says. Every detail our motorbike accident lawyers and investigators find could be the difference between a successful or unsuccessful verdict and settlement.
Some local Bridgeport locations our law firm serves include:
- Black Rock
To learn more about our law firm, or if you believe you have a case, we invite you to call us at 1-800-PERKINS today where a member of our intake team will take your call and collect crucial information about your accident. This information will quickly be passed to one of our helpful attorneys ready to handle your specific case.
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