Connecticut Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Over 50,000 motorcyclists suffer physical injuries each and every year in the United States. In addition, upwards of 2,000 people are killed each year due to a motorcycle accident. Fortunately, these numbers have been decreasing in the last 2 years. However, as the economy continues to improve, motorcycle travel is expected to rise, increasing the likelihood of motorcycle-related fatalities.
In general, traveling by motorcycle is far more dangerous than any other type of motor vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcyclist is 8 times more likely to be injured in an auto accident than a driver of a car. Even worse, a motorcycle rider is 37 times more likely to die in a motorcycle crash than the occupant of a car in an auto accident.
The aftermath of a motorcycle wreck can truly be catastrophic. When it comes times to handle the logistics of your case, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is here to guide you throughout each and every step in the legal process. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Connecticut, a motorcycle collision attorney is here to help.
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What to do After a Motorcycle Accident
In 2010, 4,502 motorcyclists were killed due to a motor vehicle crash. While drivers cannot always prepare for a collision, knowing what to do after a motorcycle accident can prove to be incredibly helpful. As stress levels rise, having a plan arranged will make this terrible incident a bit easier to deal with.
As a motorcyclist, you should do the following things after an accident:
- Distance yourself from the accident, avoid any hazards in the area
- Seek medical attention immediately (if necessary)
- Report the accident to the police
- Contact a motorcycle collision attorney from Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to begin the necessary investigation and preparation for your case
When tragedy strikes, depending in a Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyer is an essential step in the proceeding with your case. We believe that those who were injured in an accident are entitled to compensation to recover their losses.
Motorcyclist Quick Facts
The combining both travel and leisure, motorcyclists have an enormous responsibility when they enter the roadways and highways of Connecticut. Per vehicle mile traveled, these motorists are 30 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than passenger car occupants. In order to deter the number of traffic fatalities, motorcycle travelers must be educated and aware of the risks associated with riding.
The following are a few motorcycle quick facts:
- Of those fatally injured in a motorcycle crash, less than 50 percent were wearing a helmet
- In 2010, 50 Connecticut motorcyclists were killed
- NHTSA approximates that 1,550 motorists were saved by wearing a helmet
- 77 percent of motorcycles are struck in the front by another vehicle
- In Connecticut, 72 percent of those killed in 2010 were not wearing a helmet
- Almost 60 percent of all fatal motorcycle crashes occur at night
- The leading cause of death in motorcycle collisions is head injury
The dangers associated with motorcycles are clear. If you or a loved one has suffered from injuries following an accident, a motorcycle collision attorney of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is prepared to fight for your justice.
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Motorcycle Safety Tips
Operating a motorcycle is risky. While you can control yourself and your vehicle, there is no telling what the other motorists on the road will do. For this reason, understanding and exercising the highest level of safety at all times is essential.
Keep these motorcycle safety tips in mind:
- Be visible: wear bright colored clothing, use reflective strips or decals, and be aware of blind spots
- Wear a helmet, eye protection, thick jackets and pants
- Give yourself extra space, cars have trouble seeing motorcycles
- Always use turning signals, including changing lanes
- Check the maintenance on your bike: lights, brakes, turning signals, oil and fuel levels, etc.
- Be extra alert at all times
Placing a greater emphasis on motorcycle safety can significantly reduce the likelihood of a motor vehicle accident. Always be an aware, alert, and attentive driver.
Contact a Motorcycle Collision Attorney Today
More often than not, insurance companies maintain a level of bias against motorcyclists, attempting to place the blame on the biker regardless of the situation. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we understand insurance company bias and are fully prepared to overcome it. With our guidance, we represent accident victims with passion and dedication. For more information regarding your case, contact a motorcycle collision attorney as soon as possible.
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