This state is full of beautiful places to explore on a motorcycle. Some people even use motorcycles for their daily commute.

Bikers are passionate about riding, but most recognize the dangers. Drivers frequently do not even notice motorcycles, leading to serious accidents. When a driver’s carelessness causes a motorcycle wreck, the injured motorcyclist may have a right to pursue legal action.

Contact a Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyer at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, for help filing a lawsuit after a crash. Our seasoned personal injury attorneys will use their decades of experience assisting injured bikers to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Wrecks

Collisions between motorcycle riders and other motor vehicles almost always leave a rider injured. Permanently disabling injuries are common.

Some of the injuries a biker or motorcycle passenger might experience include:

  • Cuts, abrasions, and friction burns to exposed skin, known as road rash;
  • Hyperextensions and soft tissue injuries to the shoulder and neck;
  • Fractures and dislocations of the bones and joints in the lower leg;
  • Back injuries;
  • Abdominal injuries;
  • Burns, if the biker makes contact with the motorcycle’s exhaust pipe;
  • Spinal cord injuries; and
  • Fractured skull and traumatic brain injury.

Bikers also frequently experience psychological injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a crash.

Connecticut General Statutes § 14-289g requires motorcycle helmets only for operators and passengers under age 18. People with motorcycle learner’s permits also must wear helmets. Adults are free to ride without a helmet, but doing so may increase the risk of serious head injuries and death in the event of an accident.

Pursuing a Legal Claim After a Motorcycle Crash

Automobile drivers are often to blame for motorcycle accidents. They may have been speeding, using their phone, or driving while impaired. Drivers often aren’t looking for motorcycles, leading to accidents where a vehicle encroaches on the motorcycle’s lane, cuts it off at a turn, or rear-ends it at an intersection or in stopped traffic.

In Connecticut, the at-fault driver must pay the accident-related losses of anyone involved in the collision. You could make a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, but the driver’s coverage may often not be enough to pay for the full extent of your injuries.

Contact an experienced lawyer at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, as quickly as possible after a motorcycle accident in Connecticut. They can determine whether an at-fault driver has sufficient assets to pay your losses if their insurance is inadequate. They also could investigate whether others might have been responsible for the crash as well as discuss a claim for underinsured motorist benefits on your own motorcycle policy.

Identifying Potentially Responsible Parties

When you get into a serious motorcycle wreck, you’ll probably have large medical bills. You’ll likely need time off work, so you might be earning less than usual. And if your injuries are severe, you could have diminished income and substantial costs for treatment and care for months or years.

When you suffer such significant losses, it’s important to bring as many potentially responsible parties to the negotiating table as possible. When multiple insurance companies are contributing, you stand a better chance of receiving enough money to cover your expenses and pay for your pain and suffering.

If the driver was drunk, our proactive Connecticut attorneys could investigate where they consumed alcohol and whether the business or person who provided the liquor might be liable. Also, a local government or the State might be partially responsible for a motorcycle crash if road conditions were the cause of the accident.

A Connecticut Attorney Is Ready to Help After a Motorcycle Crash

At D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, we dedicate our careers to helping injured people. We are ready to step in and fight for your right to compensation.

Reach out to a Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as you can. We offer free, no-obligation, in-person and remote consultations to evaluate your case. Get started today.