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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles can move at incredible speeds, but they do not offer their operators the same protection as being inside of a car or a truck. This lack of protection can expose motorcycle riders to crushing physical forces when they are involved in a collision with another motor vehicle. Even relatively minor rear end accidents can cause serious injuries, or even be fatal, to the motorcycle rider because they can get thrown from their motorcycle onto the roadway or propelled ahead into oncoming traffic. Left turns, lane splitting, intersection, and head-on collisions are just some of the possible motorcycle collisions that can take place on the highways and roads. 

If you or your loved one was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision on the roadways of Waterbury or its surrounding areas, reach out to The Kaloidis Law Firm, LLC, to get the legal representation you deserve. Our knowledgeable and aggressive lawyers fight for motorcycle collision victims and their families. We stop at nothing to obtain maximum compensation for our seriously injured clients.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in devastating injuries. In our experience, motorcycle riders are usually cautious operators. Unfortunately, the other drivers on the roadway tend to take unnecessary risks and fail to drive cautiously. As a result of their negligence, they can expose motorcycle riders to risk from serious personal injuries. 

These are some of the more common causes of motorcycle accidents on Connecticut’s roadways:

  • Lane splitting. Lane splitting is when a motorcyclist rides between two lanes of traffic that are moving in the same direction. This is extremely dangerous because it increases the risk of collisions from motor vehicles abruptly changing lanes without realizing there is a motorcycle present between them or in their blind spot. 
  • Dooring accidents. A “dooring” collision occurs when a car door opens suddenly in front of a motorcyclist, and they collide with it. This type of collision is particularly dangerous as it leaves little time for the rider to react or avoid an impact, and has a high probability of the rider being thrown from the motorcycle. 
  • Sudden stops and sudden lane changes. Sudden stops can occur when another motor vehicle makes an unexpected stop or changes speed, or lanes, quickly and without giving prior warning. These can lead to collisions with a motorcycle. 
  • Bad weather and speeding. Bad weather, such as rain and snow, can significantly increase the chances of an accident as it reduces visibility and traction on the roads. Additionally, speeding is one of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes due to riders not having enough time to react or stop their bikes before colliding with another vehicle or object. 
  • Rear-End Collisions. Rear-end collisions occur when a negligent or reckless driver operating behind the motorcyclist fails to stop in time, follows too closely, or changes lanes in an unsafe manner and runs into the back of the motorcycle. 
  • Reckless driving. Reckless driving includes behaviors such as weaving in and out between lanes, running red lights/stop signs, speeding, tailgating other vehicles, and others. All these behaviors dramatically increase your chances of getting into a collision since they require more reaction time on behalf of other drivers, which may lead to collisions with motorcycles that are unable to swerve away quickly enough or come to a complete stop in time.

Motorcycle collisions can be devastating for both riders and passengers alike. When you are seriously injured in a motorcycle collision, you must protect your right to full compensation by consulting with an attorney with experience in handling motorcycle loss cases.

Reasons You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Waterbury, CT

Here are four reasons you should consider hiring an attorney after a motorcycle accident in Connecticut.

  • Navigating complex laws. Every state has different laws when it comes to personal injury cases, and Connecticut is no exception. An experienced attorney can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve by navigating these complex laws on your behalf.
  • Maximizing your compensation. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to minimize their payouts in order to maximize their profits. Consequently, if you do not have an attorney on your side negotiating with them, they may try to get away with offering a settlement that is much lower than what you actually deserve. However, having a qualified lawyer representing your case will help ensure that they offer a fair settlement that takes into account all of your damages and losses.
  • Representing your case in court. In some cases, insurance companies may refuse to settle or offer an amount that does not fully cover all of your losses and damages from the accident. In such cases, having an experienced lawyer on your side will prove invaluable; they will be able to represent you in court and make sure that justice is served by getting the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and losses.
  • Providing support during difficult times. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be an emotionally draining process—especially if it drags on for months or even years. Having support from someone who knows how such proceedings work can be immensely helpful during this time; an experienced attorney can provide invaluable advice and guidance throughout the entire process as well as ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.  

Not only does having an attorney on your side increase your chances of receiving fair compensation from insurance companies, but it also provides valuable support and guidance during what could otherwise be a stressful time.

The Legal Representation You Need to Go into Battle

Our relentless motorcycle accident lawyers at The Kaloidis Law Firm, LLC, provide aggressive, powerful, and effective legal representation to those who are involved in motorcycle collisions and their families. We understand how devastating these accidents can be and are dedicated to defending the rights of our clients. 

Reach out to our office in Waterbury for your free consultation. Call 203-597-0010. 

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