The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 726 bicyclists died and 49,000 were injured in accidents involving motor vehicles in a recent year. Distracted, intoxicated, or aggressive drivers who are not obeying traffic laws or are not on alert for bicyclists are largely responsible for these tragic accidents. If you or someone you love has suffered catastrophic injuries or wrongful death in a bicycle accident, you need an experienced Hartford injury attorney on your side.
As members of the American Association for Justice and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Carlson & Dumeer, LLC has the resources and knowledge to pursue justice and fair and full compensation for you. Both partners will work on your case, so you get the experience and insight of two seasoned legal professionals. Contact our attorneys for strength during your time of need. We are available 24/7 to help you!
Although bicyclists have a legal right to share the road, this right does little to actually protect them from drivers who are not paying attention or don't respect these rights. On the street, cars and other motor vehicles will always win due to size, power, and speed. It is critically important to investigate the accident and determine the cause to find out if the bicyclist is entitled to damages.
In many injury-causing accidents between a bike and a car, the motor vehicle driver was:
There are also cases where the city or county has been remiss in clearly marking bike lanes or giving bicyclists adequate notice of merging motor traffic. These are just a sample of the many different factors that lead to dangerous or deadly accidents between bicycles and cars, and in the majority of cases, the vehicle driver was at fault.
Our personal injury lawyer in Hartford can help you recover compensation for the pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages you have endured as a result of your injuries. We will fight aggressively to win the maximum settlement or jury award possible for your case. Furthermore, it will cost you nothing for us to evaluate your situation and determine whether you have a valid case, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out to us.