Connecticut Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Fighting For Victims of Bicycle Accidents in Hartford County, Tolland County, and New London County
Riding a bicycle is a sensible method of transportation, as well as an enjoyable form of exercise. With rising gas prices, we aren’t surprised to see more people moving about on two-wheels. Unfortunately, bicycles are not immune from accidents, and cyclists can suffer some of the most horrifying injuries in a crash.
At Tehrani Law Group, we advocate for the rights of injured cyclists, regardless of your age. If you are a seasoned cyclist or just learning to ride on two wheels, we can help you. Call to schedule a free consultation with our Connecticut bicycle accident lawyer. We represent bicycle accident victims in Hartford County, Tolland County, and New London County.
Serious Bicycle Injuries
- Road rash
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
Determining Fault for a Bicycle Accident in Connecticut
- Negligent motorists. A driver can clip or cut off a cyclist because of distracted driving, fatigue, failure to yield, carelessness, or intoxication. Cell phone use is also a serious problem, and some motorists crunch bicyclists because of distractions from reading or sending texts.
- Property owners. You could have been injured when hitting a pothole in a parking lot or on someone’s driveway. Negligent property owners will fail to remove snow and ice in a timely manner, which could make the property owner liable for a crash.
- Municipalities. Many road defects cause bicycle accidents, including crumbling shoulders, potholes, and uneven roads. The municipality responsible for the road might be liable for your crash.
- Bike manufacturers or rental companies. The bike could be defective, which contributed to your accident. You might sue the manufacturer for a defect or a rental company if they didn’t perform proper maintenance on their bicycles.
Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident
- Get out of harm’s way. You might have fallen on the road. Try to get to the shoulder for safety. Assist anyone else to safety as well.
- Call the police. Although the motorist is legally obligated to call, you should call, too. Report the accident, and an officer will probably come out to the scene.
- Document your accident. You might take pictures of the car that struck you with your phone. Also photograph where your bike came to rest and any objects you hit, like a fire hydrant or tree.
- Gather information. You should request the driver’s name, insurance, registration, and contact information. You can share your personal information, too. Speak to any witnesses and ask for a method of contact in case your attorney wants to speak to them.
- Get medical help. You should receive medical treatment promptly following a wreck.
Compensation for Your Bicycle Accident
- Medical treatment
- Lost income or wages
- Physical pain
- Emotional or mental distress
- Damage to bicycle and other property
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of earning capacity