Were you injured in a bicycle accident, and you or the negligent party reside in the areas of Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford or Westport, or anywhere in the State of Connecticut? The Kaufmann Law Offices will fight to protect your rights and collect the compensation you deserve.
Bicycle Accident Information
Due to population growth, health-conscious trends and conservation efforts, there are more cyclists on the roadways in the United States today than in any other time before. Because of this, bicycle accidents are becoming more frequent.
Motor vehicle drivers are required to exercise the same level of care towards bicyclists as they are towards any motor vehicle that might be sharing the roadway. However, most bicycle accidents are caused by negligence of a motor vehicle driver:
- Reckless Driving
- Veering into the Bike Lane
- Failure to Yield or Signal
- Swinging Car Doors
- Failure to Look During Turns
- Lack of Attention to Street Signs
- Ignorance of the Law
- Driving While Intoxicated/Under the Influence
It is also important to note that bicycle accidents often happen as a result of jaywalking pedestrians as well. Regardless of the type of bicycle accident, the first step is to seek medical attention. Even without obvious signs of injury, you may have sustained an internal injury that will cause future damage and more medical costs to you. After seeking medical attention, as the victim of a bicycle accident, it is crucial to report the accident immediately, and to gather as much evidence as possible to help prove that the motor vehicle driver’s or pedestrian’s negligence was responsible for the damages. The Kaufmann Law Offices can take this evidence and investigate the claim, as well as examine the accident scene, interview witnesses, speak with the insurance agencies of both parties, and strive to recover as much money for your claim as possible.
Protect Your Bicycle Accident Injury Legal Rights
It is estimated that only 2% of reported motor vehicle accidents involve bicycle injuries. This is simply because bicycle accidents often go unreported because cyclists do not understand their rights. If you have been injured while riding a bicycle in the State of Connecticut, you may be entitled to recover a wide array of financial compensation. This may include recovery for property damages, mental anguish, past present and future income loss, present and future personal injury and medical costs, perpetual disability, or wrongful death compensation. In the State of Connecticut there are often statutes of limitations regarding the timeframes to file a personal injury claim. Because of this, it is important to file your claim as soon as possible after the accident. Protect your legal rights by contacting The Kaufmann Law Offices for a free consultation and case evaluation with an experienced and competent personal injury lawyer today.