CT Bike Accident Lawyer
experienced CT bike accident lawyer
Biking is a great way to exercise, avoid traffic, and enjoy all that Connecticut has to offer. Whether you are shredding through the mountains and hills, or riding along the shore, Connecticut offers bikers plenty of options. However, biking in Connecticut also comes with risk. With the rise of distracted driving, bikers become more exposed to being involved in accidents with motorists. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone’s negligence, you need a CT bike accident lawyer on your side.
The most common negligent driving behaviors that lead to CT bike accidents are:
- Distracted driving, such as texting or changing the radio
- Failure of drivers to yield the right-of-way to cyclists
- Careless driving
- Running stop signs
- Right turns on red without clearing the intersection first
Your Rights as a Cyclist in Connecticut
Bicyclists in Connecticut traveling on roadways have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Of course, there are some exceptions, such as regulations requiring riders under 16 to wear helmets, and no more than riding two abreast. More so than ever now, cyclists in Connecticut are entitled to their fair share of the road. In fact, Connecticut motorists must allow a minimum of 3 feet of separation when passing a bicyclist.
Recovering From Your Injuries After a Connecticut Bike Accident
If you were injured by a motor vehicle while riding your bicycle, there are typically two causes of action your attorney can pursue in court: negligence and negligence per se. To prove the other driver was negligent, your lawyer must prove:
- Duty– Motorists owe a duty of care to others on the road. Meaning, the driver had a duty to drive safely according to Connecticut state law.
- Breach of Duty– The driver failed to operate their vehicle safely in accordance with Connecticut state law.
- Causation– As a result of the driver’s breach of duty, you were actually involved in an accident.
- Damages– Finally, as a direct result of the accident, you suffered injuries.
However, if the accident occurred because of an aggressive driver, you may have both a personal injury case and a case as a victim of a crime.
Negligence per se is also a potential cause of action if the accident happened because the other driver violated Connecticut law. For example, if the driver didn’t give the rider at least 3 feet of separation when passing, and clipped the rider. Or, if the driver made a right turn over a bike lane, striking the rider. In a situation like that, your lawyer can argue that the driver should pay compensation for your injuries.
Because bicycle accidents often result in serious injuries to riders, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact a Connecticut bike accident lawyer to discuss your case.
Call an Experienced Connecticut Bike Accident Lawyer as Soon as Possible
Connecticut bike accident cases can be complex. You should hire an attorney who understands that Connecticut cyclists have the same rights to use the road as drivers and that motorists should respect those rights.
If you or a loved one were injured in bicycle accident due to the negligence of a driver, you generally have two (2) years from the date of the accident.
To speak with an experienced bike accident attorney, call me at (844) 438-5252 or send me an email today. Get a proven and dedicated Connecticut bicycle lawyer on your side! Your consultation with me is Free, and since I work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay me anything unless I win your case. If you can’t come to me, I will come to you.