If you own a motorcycle or are thinking about buying one, it’s important to know the rules of the road – in Bridgeport, Connecticut and throughout New England.
Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions:
What are the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
In most cases, the fault for a motorcycle accident lies with the other driver, and not with the motorcyclist. This is because many motorists aren’t aware of motorcycles coming up from behind, riding alongside, or approaching them from the other direction or from side roads.
Other common causes of motorcycle accidents, for motorcycle drivers or other vehicles, include weather conditions such as fog, rain, or other causes of limited visibility. When it comes to motorcycle riders specifically, road hazards are the main contributor to motorcycle accidents and include potholes, ice (including black ice), and deep curves.
What are the Rules of the Road for Motorcycle Drivers?
The American Motorcyclist Association offers information regarding Connecticut state motorcycle laws. These laws include:
- Use of headlights
- Eye protection
- Helmet laws (required for on-road use by drivers under 18 years of age and those holding only permits)
- Operator ages
When it comes to any questions you may have about a motorcycle accident that occurred in the area, Bridgeport motorcycle attorney Jim Miron is well versed in state insurance requirements, safety laws and situations regarding minimum insurance requirements.
What About Motorcycle Accident Bridgeport Lawsuits?
Anyone injured in a vehicle or motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver can file a lawsuit. Knowing your responsibilities and obligations as a motorcyclist is important if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, whether the accident is caused by your negligence or someone else’s.
An experienced attorney will know that any settlement depends on a number of factors including compensation for current as well as future medical bills; potential reimbursement for lost wages; or even compensation for a permanent disability that may prevent you from earning a future income. Your emotional and mental anguish, referred to as pain and suffering, may also impact your compensation.
If you or a loved one has been involved or injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
Attorney Jim Miron has practiced for over two decades and has handled hundreds of claims including motorcycle accidents that have resulted in serious injuries. For legal advice and representation you can trust, contact attorney Jim Miron, through his website or by phone at (203) 339-5991, for a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your case.