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Motorcycle crashes often result in serious injuries due to the lack of protection offered by these vehicles. If you were severely harmed in an accident, you could be entitled to financial compensation from the liable party.
The Bristol motorcycle accident lawyers at Injured CT have decades of experience helping victims recover the money they need. Learn more about what we can do for you by giving us a call or completing our contact form and scheduling your free consultation.
At Aeton, we have represented motorcycle operators and their family members in accidents resulting in death and catastrophic injuries. Our experience, knowledge, and expert contacts oftentimes allow us to get out in front of the investigation of your motorcycle crash. However, we also have the wherewithal to know that not all members of our community appreciate your joy and passion for riding bikes. Starting immediately after we are hired by those involved in serious motorcycle accidents, we begin developing a strategy that permits the whole story from being presented to the insurance company. Our diligence has paid off in cases where the police investigation blames the motorcycle operator, but our thorough investigation proved otherwise.
Once your attorney has finished investigating your accident, they will go through the steps necessary to secure you the compensation you need and deserve. This process starts by determining what damages you are eligible to pursue and calculating how much your claim is worth.
Your attorney will then either submit an insurance claim with the insurance provider of the liable party or file the paperwork for a personal injury lawsuit with the court. If filing a lawsuit, your lawyer will then go through the steps of the pretrial process. Once that is completed, they will argue your case at trial, if necessary.
There is a good chance that your case will never make it this far due to the fact that most motorcycle accident lawsuits end up settling out of court. From the beginning of your case, your attorney will be in negotiation with the opposing party, working to reach a favorable settlement agreement.
Connecticut uses comparative negligence when assessing fault for an accident. Under comparative negligence rules, multiple parties can share a level of liability for an accident. As long as your level of blame is below 50%, you will be able to pursue compensation. However, the amount you can recover will be reduced by the level of fault assigned to you.
For example, if your claim is worth $100,000, but you held 20% of the fault for the crash, the amount you can recover will be decreased by 20% to $80,000.
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To prove negligence, you must be able to demonstrate four things. The elements of negligence are:
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A motorcycle accident can result in permanent damages and have a significant financial impact on your life. If you were injured in a crash, a Bristol motorcycle accident lawyer can help you identify the damages you are eligible to claim.
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Economic damages cover all the money you spent or were unable to earn because of your accident. Some of the most often claimed economic damages include:
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Non-economic damages don’t result in financial costs. Instead, these losses are of a more personal nature. Some of the most often claimed non-economic damages include:
Punitive damages may also be available in certain cases. The court uses punitive damages to punish the liable party for the role they played in the accident. You will only be able to recover punitive damages if the at-fault party was grossly negligent or if their actions were meant to deliberately cause harm.
In Connecticut, the personal injury statute of limitations allows motorcycle accident victims up to two years to file a lawsuit against the liable party following a crash. Failing to meet this deadline could mean you are out of options for recovering damages.
However, this deadline is not set in stone. The particular details of your accident may make it possible to file a lawsuit even if the standard deadline has already passed you by. Because of this, you should speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney serving Bristol, even if you believe you no longer qualify to pursue compensation.
Of course, the deadline can also shift the other way in some cases. Instead of having two years to submit your paperwork, you may discover that you only have a matter of months to take action. Contacting an attorney as soon as possible after your crash is the best way to prevent an unexpected deadline from sneaking up on you.
When working with one of our Bristol motorcycle accident attorneys after a crash, you won’t have to worry about gathering the money to pay a fee to retain our services or cover our hourly rate. Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will never pay us a single penny out of your own pocket.
Our attorneys only get paid if we succeed in recovering compensation on your behalf. Should we fail to get you money for your damages, we work for free. If you do collect compensation, the only fee our lawyers will receive will be paid as a fixed percentage of the amount you recover and will come directly out of the settlement or court-ordered payout.
We believe that accident victims should have access to experienced legal counsel, regardless of their financial situation, and our fee structure helps us to provide it.
While riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, it is also a dangerous one. Between the fact that you are harder for drivers to see than other vehicles, are more vulnerable to weather and road conditions, and have limited protection in case of a crash, the chance for a serious injury in an accident is high.
Unfortunately, recovering compensation after a motorcycle accident is not always easy. However, retaining the services of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney will greatly improve your chances of collecting the money you need. At Aeton Law Partners, we have a long track record of securing significant compensation for our clients.
We are familiar with all the specific regulations that govern these cases and can help you build a strong case in support of your claim. Schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team by giving us a call or completing our online contact form. There is no obligation to retain our services after your consultation, so don’t hesitate to get started today.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys do not wait around for the police to finish their accident investigation before getting to work. Instead, we immediately begin to gather evidence, investigate crucial facts that can only be determined very soon after an accident, and work with some of the country’s top motorcycle experts to begin protecting the rights of our motorcycle accident clients. Whether you are operating your bike on I-95, or on any of the tens of thousands of scenic routes in southeastern Connecticut from Middlesex and Tolland Counties, your safety is often in the hands of the many drivers of traditional motor vehicles. When an accident happens, however, it is oftentimes assumed the that motorcycle operator was acting recklessly. Thus, it is crucial that your motorcycle accident attorney immediately being to investigate the actual circumstances surrounding your accident.
In many cases, the conclusion of an investigation hinges on recovery and documentation of physical evidence that can be lost soon after your motorcycle crash. Rain may wash or fade away crucial skid marks, debris fields may be ruined by other drivers, and the memory of eyewitnesses may fade. Our accident attorneys use experts and investigators from throughout the state of Connecticut and the country to provide your side of the story.
Our dedication to superior service and personal investment in our cases is unmatched throughout the state of Connecticut.
The very characteristics that make riding a motorcycle in Connecticut exhilarating are the same that can lead to life-long injuries. Narrow roads in rural Connecticut towns, long stretches of congested Hartford and New Haven highways, and weather conditions that change hour by hour are some of the conditions that motorcycle operators face. These can also lead to serious injuries even in low-speed accidents for those driving without the benefit of seatbelts, airbags, and cabs.
A motorcycle accident at any speed on a poorly maintained Connecticut road can cause serious personal injuries, including broken bones and head trauma. Oftentimes, the mechanism of injury is unlike that for any other type of motor vehicle crash. Unfortunately, not every motorcycle operator injured in an accident because of the negligence of another is compensated. This is sometimes because the general public, insurance companies, and investigators don’t always understand the rules by which motorcycles operate. This makes it vitally important for your attorney to know the regulations that govern the way motorists treat motorcycles. Your attorney must also understand the “unwritten rules” of operating a motorcycle in Connecticut.
We have represented motorcycle operators involved in serious accidents who were riding alone, in groups, or as a part of charity rides. Each requires special consideration of riding style and guidelines. In any accident, our goal is to get you healthy, proper compensation, and back on the road.
We’re ready to discuss your case, and create a winning legal strategy that maximizes your personal injury compensation.
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The term “Injured CT” means swift and efficient. Our goal is to provide professionally aggressive legal services by trusted and experienced attorneys in an honest, swift, and efficient manner.
Our attorneys also have been rated by their peers for several years running, to gain the select listing of outstanding attorneys in Connecticut and New England by Super Lawyers. In addition to our exemplary ratings from the legal community, we are most pleased to be highly regarded by our past and present clients.
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In Connecticut, you can only file a motorcycle accident claim within two years from the date the crash occurred. Any claims filed after the two-year window will be disregarded. This is known as the statute of limitations.
While pursuing compensation for your motorcycle accident claim, you should prepare for the possibility that your claim will be declined. Some of the reasons your claim may be denied are:
In Connecticut, motorcycle accident victims are eligible to receive three types of damages as part of their compensation. They are:
Connecticut is among U.S. states following comparative negligence regulations when determining fault in a motorcycle accident. This implies that all parties involved in the motorcycle accident can be found responsible. Here, you can only seek compensation for your physical injuries and losses if your responsibility for the motorcycle accident is 50% or less.
The four primary principles for proving the other party’s negligence in the Connecticut motorbike collision are:
Our Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyers will gather evidence and call witnesses, as well as accident experts, to testify to help you prove the other party’s negligence in your motorcycle crash.
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