Despite the safety precautions that motorcyclists take, accidents while riding are all too common on Connecticut's roads and highways. Unfortunately, when it comes to compensation for personal injury claims, injured bikers often encounter biases against them on the part of insurers, who sometimes lower their settlement offers with the expectation that a jury is likely to find negligence on the part of the riders.
At the AV Preeminent* law firm of Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, we know how to protect the rights of motorcycle accident victims through investigation, discovery, proper development of damages evidence, and advanced trial techniques and strategies. Our lawyers are committed to helping each of our clients obtain full compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and the other damages recognized under Connecticut law. To learn more about our practice and what our lawyers can do to protect and realize the full value of your claims, contact us in Stamford or Bridgeport for a free consultation.
Bridgeport Motorcycle Crash Lawyers ∙ Stamford Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Insurers sometimes try to exploit the outmoded image of the motorcyclist as a free spirit whose indifference to safety and the rules of the road played a significant role in his or her own injuries. In our experience, however, the leading causes of motorcycle accidents are the other driver's failure to see the biker or make room for the motorcyclist in traffic. We know how to develop and present the evidence available to undercut the effect of a comparative negligence defense which tries to blame the motorcycle operator for causing the accident.
We also pay close attention to the damages issues in a motorcycle accident case. Due to size and weight differences between the colliding vehicles, as well as the relative lack of physical protection for motorcyclists, these motor vehicle accidents tend to cause extremely serious or fatal injuries, including:
- Brain injuries (traumatic brain injury, TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis
- Severe back and neck injuries
- Multiple fractures
- Second and third degree burns (road rash)
These and other serious injuries can affect all aspects of a motorcycle accident victim's life. For instance, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can mean memory loss, personality changes and constant dizziness. These effects, in turn, can limit the victim's ability to function in a work setting or even at home. Similarly, a herniated disk or impinged nerve may limit an injured person's quality of life and limit activities of daily living.
When necessary, we present the evidence of future treatment needs or occupational impairments through experts. Additionally, our lawyers can skillfully describe and demonstrate the ways in which serious injuries have impacted your life. In appropriate circumstances and with your permission and assistance, we can also create a "day in the life" video to illustrate these effects in a more concrete and compelling way.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, we can help you understand your rights and legal options. Contact us in Stamford or Bridgeport for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
We represent clients statewide and handle both personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.
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