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Did you get hurt in a Hartford motorcycle accident due to another party’s carelessness? Are you struggling to pay medical bills and other unexpected expenses while you’re too hurt to work? If so, you should know that you could be eligible for compensation from a personal injury claim. However, getting the compensation you deserve is challenging, especially when liable parties and insurance companies try to shift blame and avoid accountability.

Awarded as the Best Law Firms 2023 & Best Lawyers by U.S.News 2023That’s where the Hartford motorcycle accident lawyers at The Flood Law Firm come in. Our team has over a decade of experience helping crash injury victims like you, and we’re ready to take on your case when you need us. We’re here to stand up to big corporations on your behalf, demand fair compensation from liable parties, and help you put your life back together after a motorcycle wreck.

Contact The Flood Law Firm today to learn more about your options in a free initial case evaluation.

Why Turn to The Flood Law Firm After a Motorcycle Accident in Hartford?

Pursuing compensation after a motorcycle accident can be a daunting endeavor, but a motorcycle accident lawyer can provide the assistance you need to stand up to the insurance companies and demand the financial relief you deserve. But how do you choose the right attorney for your case?

For more than a decade, injury victims in Hartford and throughout Connecticut have turned to The Flood Law Firm for our experienced legal representation because:

  • We keep in close contact with you throughout your case. Whenever you have questions or concerns, you can contact our attorneys and get the necessary answers.
  • Insurance companies know we have a reputation for success, with a track record that includes millions of dollars recovered for those we represent. Because of our negotiation skills in and out of the courtroom, we often settle cases quickly and for maximum compensation.
  • In addition to our considerable success negotiating settlements, our team includes multiple seasoned litigators who don’t hesitate to take cases to trial when necessary.
  • We take care of all the legal legwork for your case so you can focus on your recovery.
  • We have plenty of personnel and financial resources, allowing us to go head-to-head with big insurance companies. We don’t back down, even when cases get complex or head to court. In fact, when that happens to other lawyers, they frequently bring those difficult cases to us, because our peers know we can handle them.
  • We understand that many clients come to us in difficult financial positions, so we accept cases on a contingency basis. That means you only pay us for our services if and when we recover compensation for you in a settlement or verdict award.

Obtaining Compensation After a Hartford Motorcycle Accident

If you suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident that isn’t your fault, you could have the right to claim compensation from the at-fault driver or other parties.

A Hartford motorcycle accident lawyer from The Flood Law Firm can help you maximize the compensation you get for:

  • Medical expenses, including the costs of hospital stays, surgeries, prescription pain medications, durable medical equipment, and physical or occupational therapies
  • Future healthcare or support costs you need if you suffer long-term or permanent impairments
  • Lost income from missed time at work or reduced earnings from part-time or light-duty work
  • Lost future earning capacity and benefits if you cannot return to work after your recovery
  • The subjective costs of the pain and suffering you experience due to the accident, including lost quality of life due to chronic pain or permanent disabilities, scarring, or disfigurement
  • The costs of motorcycle repairs or reimbursement for the value of your totaled motorcycle, replacement helmet, or riding leathers

Motorcycle Accidents in Hartford

Here is some pertinent information about motorcycle accidents and motorcycle crash claims in Hartford:

Hartford Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the Connecticut Crash Data Repository, Hartford had 64 motorcycle accidents involving 139 individuals in one recent year. As a result of these accidents, two people died, 10 suffered severe injuries, 29 reported minor injuries, and another 16 sustained possible injuries.

Most Dangerous Hartford Intersections

Hartford’s Department of Public Works recently reviewed crash data from the past few years to identify the city’s most dangerous intersections.

According to the department’s analysis, the 10 most dangerous intersections in Hartford include:

  • The Trident intersection of Asylum Avenue, Farmington Avenue, and Garden Street
  • Albany Avenue and Market Street
  • Farmington Avenue and Sigourney Street
  • Sigourney Street and Asylum Avenue
  • Homestead Avenue and Woodland Street
  • Albany Avenue and Pleasant Street
  • Broad Street and Capitol Avenue
  • Asylum Avenue and Woodland Street
  • Broad Street and Park Street
  • Sisson Avenue and West Boulevard

Important Connecticut Motorcycle Laws

State laws that Connecticut motorcyclists should know include:

  • Motorcyclists must have a motorcycle learner’s permit or a motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s licenses to operate motorcycles legally in Connecticut.
  • Motorcycle riders under 18 and operators with motorcycle learner’s permits must wear helmets that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
  • Motorcycles must have handlebars no taller than the operator’s shoulders, mufflers, side mirrors, front headlights, and separate seats and footrests for operators and passengers.
  • Motorcycle operators must have liability insurance with policy limits of at least $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident in bodily injury coverage, $25,000 per accident in property damage coverage, and $50,000 per accident in uninsured motorist (UM) coverage.

Connecticut’s Statute of Limitations on Motorcycle Accident Claims

Rated TOP 50 Super Lawyers in Connecticut areaIf you have grounds for a motorcycle accident lawsuit in Hartford, Connecticut law requires you to file within two years of the crash. If you file after the two-year deadline, the court will likely dismiss your lawsuit regardless of the merits of your underlying claim.

Contact a Hartford motorcycle accident lawyer at The Flood Law Firm as soon as possible after a crash to ensure you do not lose your right to seek compensation in civil court for your losses.

About Motorcycle Accident Claims

Here are some essential things to know about motorcycle accident claims in Hartford.

Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Common types of motorcycle accidents in Hartford include:

  • Head-on collisions involving another vehicle veering into the path of an oncoming motorcycle
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Sideswipe collisions that involve another vehicle bumping into the side of a motorcycle
  • Side-impact/T-bone collisions
  • Left-turn accidents
  • Dooring accidents
  • Single-vehicle (wipeout) accidents
  • Multi-vehicle accidents

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Many motorcycle accidents occur due to the negligence of other drivers who fail to safely share the road with riders.

Some of the most frequent causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Reckless driving, including excessive speeding or swerving between lanes of traffic
  • Turning or changing lanes without signaling or checking mirrors
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Backing up without looking behind
  • Opening a door of a street-parked vehicle in front of a motorcycle
  • Passing too closely to a motorcycle or failing to move to the adjacent lane
  • Distracted driving, including cell phone use, adjusting the radio/climate control/navigation, eating/drinking, or reaching for an object
  • Drowsy or fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driver inexperience
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance, including failing to maintain brakes and tires

Other factors, such as poor road conditions (e.g., black ice, potholes, or debris), adverse weather, and low visibility, can also contribute to motorcycle accidents.

Injuries Suffered by Riders in Motorcycle Accidents

Because motorcycle riders have minimal protection from a crash, they often suffer severe injuries such as:

  • Lacerations, abrasions, road rash, and degloving injuries
  • Burns
  • Dislocated joins
  • Broken bones
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Muscle and tendon strain and tears
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Herniated spinal disc injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
  • Facial injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Traumatic amputation or limb loss

The Flood Law Firm Will Stand up to the Insurance Companies to Protect Your Right to Maximum Financial Recovery

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Hartford, Connecticut area Motorcycle accident victims typically pursue compensation from the responsible driver’s liability insurance, although riders might also pursue an uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) claim with their insurance company.

When you file a claim with the other driver’s insurer or your insurance company, the insurer will assign an adjuster to investigate the accident and determine whether to authorize coverage. The insurance adjuster could contact you soon after the motorcycle accident, sounding eager to help you get compensation for your injuries.

However, remember that the insurance company maximizes its profits by minimizing the money it pays you.

Adjusters have numerous tactics to convince motorcycle accident victims to accept less than fair-compensation for their injuries:

  • Repeatedly contacting you and mentioning your medical expenses or lost work earnings to pressure you to accept a quick settlement
  • Misrepresenting the scope of coverage, the applicability of policy exclusions, or the available policy limits
  • Asserting that the insurance company won’t negotiate or increase its compensation offer
  • Asking you innocuous questions about how you feel, which the insurance company can use to deny or undercut your injury claims
  • Requesting a written or recorded statement and asking questions designed to trick you into giving an answer that the insurer could use to undermine your case
  • Asking you to sign a medical release form giving the insurer access to all your medical records, allowing the company to comb through your medical history for evidence of preexisting injuries or degenerative conditions
  • Determining that you bear some or all the fault for the accident without citing any evidence
  • Delaying the investigation of the crash
  • Not promptly responding to your calls or emails

You need an experienced Hartford motorcycle accident lawyer from The Flood Law Firm to protect your rights and interests as you seek insurance compensation.

While you focus your time and energy on your treatment and rehabilitation, let our firm handle the details of your legal case, including:

  • Investigating the motorcycle accident and recovering critical evidence such as police accident reports, surveillance/traffic camera footage, accident scene photos/videos, and eyewitness testimony
  • Documenting your injuries and losses by gathering your medical records, bills, invoices, receipts, and income statements to calculate the fair compensation you should receive
  • Evaluating your legal options for seeking financial compensation, including identifying applicable insurance coverages
  • Working with accident reconstruction experts to prepare a persuasive case proving the other driver’s fault for the crash
  • Filing your insurance claims and handling communications with adjusters
  • Aggressively negotiating for maximum compensation in a settlement and going to court and trial if the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair resolution

What Should You Do After Suffering Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident?

To protect your interests and legal options after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident:

  • If you still need to do so, see a doctor to get examined for injuries you suffered in the crash. Follow your treating provider’s instructions and recommendations. Do not put off or delay treatment of your injuries.
  • Keep copies of records of expenses you incur due to the accident, including motorcycle repairs, alternative transportation costs, and medical treatment.
  • Gather your pay stubs/income records to document your lost earnings from missed work.
  • Obtain copies of your medical records from your treatment and the police accident report.
  • Keep a journal to document your recovery, including the pain, physical difficulties, and impacts on the quality of life you experience.
  • Avoid posting about the accident, your injuries, or your case on social media. Refrain from posting or tagging yourself in photos or videos during your case since insurers sometimes use social media posts to contradict an accident victim’s claims.

Finally, contact a Hartford motorcycle accident lawyer from The Flood Law Firm as soon as possible.

Contact The Flood Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Case With Our Hartford Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Brian M. Flood - Attorney for Motorcycle Accidents Cases near Hartford CT area

Brian Flood, Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Hartford

You deserve to pursue justice and financial recovery after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence. Contact The Flood Law Firm’s personal injury attorney in Hartford, CT today to see how we can help.

Call us at (877)-987-9LAW or fill out our contact form to speak with a Hartford motorcycle accident lawyer about your legal options for seeking compensation from an at-fault driver and the insurance companies.

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