In a report recently issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it was noted that here in the state of Connecticut, there were more than 35 motorcyclist fatalities on our roads in 2011. Of those fatalities, a considerable number of those motorcycle crashes were believed to be related to riding at a speed that was greater than that of the legally posted speed limit.
Due to the lack of rider protection that almost all motorcycles provide for their riders, the resulting damage that can be caused by a speeding motorcycle can be considerable – not only to the rider, but also to anyone else that may be involved in a collision.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by a negligent motorcyclist that was speeding, you may be entitled to receive compensation for any injuries that you may have sustained – including any additional costs involved in the repair and rehabilitation of the injury.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the “Free Case Review” form to the right – it’s FREE.
Causes of Motorcycle Speeding Crashes
When riding a motorcycle at a speed that is greater than that allowed on a road or highway, there are a number of factors that can greatly increase the chances of the rider being involved in a serious collision. In fact, in many instances the bike is moving so quickly that the rider is unable to react to changes in the riding environment before they affect the motorcycle itself.
Some of these environmental changes can include:
- bad road surfaces (including potholes)
- weather related conditions (rain, sleet and / or snow)
- black ice
- merging drivers
- tight corners
- cross-town traffic
- red lights and traffic intersections
It’s important to note that of all the major forms of transport, motorcycles rank amongst the highest of all vehicles likely to be involved in a collision with a stationary object – with some common examples being a light post, the curb of a gutter, and telephone poles and trees that may line a roadway.
Common Injuries From Motorcycle Speeding Accidents
While some bike riders can escape a crash with minor injuries, in many speed-related accidents, both the rider – and any other motorists or pedestrians that become involved in the accident – can suffer life changing injuries.
Some of these can include:
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal cord damage
- nerve damage (also known as “bikers arm”)
- facial injuries
- road rash
- dental damage
- broken bones
- internal injuries
…. just to name a few.
With many types of motorcycles capable of reaching speeds greater than 150 mph, at those speeds the bike itself becomes a type of projectile that is able to inflict large amounts of personal and property damage.
In fact, some accident cases necessitate the filing of additional compensation claims for wrongful death, where an innocent bystander or motorist is killed due to the negligence of the rider at fault.
Injury Victim? Contact Our Connecticut Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
With the costs associated with recovering from an automotive injury often being far more than most families can bear, here at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we strongly believe that irresponsible motorcycle riders must be held accountable for their actions.
With this in mind, our personal injury attorneys have won more MILLIONS in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, and are ready to help with your injury litigation today.
Conveniently located Hartford, we also proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel for injury victims throughout the state of Connecticut, including:
…. and most other cities in our state.
To learn more, contact us today at 1-800-PERKINS(1-203-397-1283 – outside of Connecticut, call 203-397-1283 ), and a member from our intake team will connect you to one of our attorneys – it’s that easy.
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