Most motorcycle accidents in Connecticut involving another vehicle are not the fault of the motorcycle rider. More often, inattentive drivers cause the accident by making a turn or lane change into a rider’s path. Attorney Michael Foley has experience representing motorcycle accident victims and will ensure you receive full compensation for all medical expenses, lost earnings and for any pain and suffering that you have experienced due to the fault of the other driver.
Statistics show that motorcycle riders run a higher risk of sustaining a serious injury during an accident than an operator of a car or truck. These injuries can include the following: amputation, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, burn and road rash, paraplegia, quadriplegia, spinal cord injuries and wrongful death.
Most often, victims of motorcycle accidents will require the immediate attention of emergency personnel and transportation by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. One of the reasons that motorcycle accidents occur and are so serious is that a motorcycle is smaller than a car or truck and there is nothing protecting the rider from sustaining a serious injury other than his or her helmet.
Attorney Michael Foley is prepared to represent you in connection with your claim against the responsible party’s insurance company to ensure that your life and health are restored as soon as possible. Attorney Michael Foley will investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine the liability of the negligent party and any contributing factors of the accident. If necessary, Attorney Foley will hire an accident reconstructionist to examine the accident scene in order to establish liability on the part of the negligent party. Attorney Foley will also hire an investigator to obtain statements from eyewitnesses to support your version of the events.
Common acts of negligence in motorcycle accidents include:
- Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Driving while texting or using a cell phone
- Failure to yield the right of way to the motorcycle
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Failure to see the motorcyclist before changing lanes
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. Many times, an insurance company will contact the victim of a motorcycle accident and attempt to negotiate a settlement with the victim for an amount of money which is significantly less than the value of the case in order to save the insurance company money. The insurance company may also try to convince you not to call a lawyer. Do not listen to this advice. The reason the insurance company does this is because they know that the attorney will advise the client not to accept the offer because it is too low. Also, very often, the full nature of the motorcycle accident victim’s injuries is not known right away. It can take several weeks and sometimes even several months before the full extent of the victim’s injuries is know. For this reason, we always advise our clients not to settle their case with the responsible party’s insurance company too soon so that they can obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries.
If you or loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, Attorney Foley can help you with your claim just as he has helped the widow of a 40 year old motorcyclist who was struck and killed by a vehicle that made an improper left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle and a man who was injured when he was struck by another vehicle while riding a motorcycle in Greenwich who received a $535,000.00 settlement.
If you would like to speak with us about your motorcycle accident, please fill out our contact form or contact us at (203) 250-7212. We will be able to consider your situation and help you decide how to proceed with your claim.